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Old 08-25-2011, 12:06 PM   #1
aloub2u
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Unhappy windows failure


Who can pliz help?
I had windows 7 Home premium 64-bit on my laptop, i put Ubuntu Ultimate Edition 10.04 on another partition. but the computer cant load both OSs. grub lists Ubuntu and now instead of windows 7, there is Windows Visita loader. while i can access the windows disk c from Ubuntu, i cant log on to windows. What can i do, am out of options yet there is my work in windows disk. thanks
 
Old 08-25-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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Does it show as an option at your grub selection menu?
If there isn't an option at to select windows then run
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sudo update-grub
It should locate you wins os after boot you can use arrow key to select.

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Old 08-25-2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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now instead of windows 7, there is Windows Visita loader
What happens when you select vista? Grub will sometime show vista for win 7 in an entry as they use the same bootloader.

If the suggestions above doesn't work, post the contents of your /boot/grub/grub.cfg file from Ubuntu and run this command from an Ubuntu terminal:

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sudo fdisk -l (lower case letter L in the command)
 
Old 08-25-2011, 02:04 PM   #4
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I had windows 7 Home premium 64-bit on my laptop, i put Ubuntu Ultimate Edition 10.04 on another partition. but the computer cant load both OSs. grub lists Ubuntu and now instead of windows 7, there is Windows Visita loader. while i can access the windows disk c from Ubuntu, i cant log on to windows. What can i do, am out of options yet there is my work in windows disk. thanks
Did you upgrade from vista to wins7?
post output of
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fdisk -l
 
Old 08-25-2011, 03:00 PM   #5
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thanks

The command refused to work. Any other options?
Thanks
 
Old 08-25-2011, 03:40 PM   #6
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The command refused to work.
Please be aware that we can't see your screen, so no-one knows what "refused to work" means. If there's an error message, do you not think it's relevant to post it?
 
  


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