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Old 12-27-2010, 08:06 PM   #76
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I see alot of boot information in the OS.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 10:10 PM   #77
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Do you have another usb & another computer.

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Old 12-28-2010, 12:35 AM   #78
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:36 AM   #79
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Did you see the screenshots i listed. I think my os partition has bootmgr
 
Old 12-28-2010, 09:36 AM   #80
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I'm going to see if i can get another hard drive for my laptop and another flash drive to use SystemRescue.
I mean the data is not all that important because i can easily get most of it back (some of it i would not wanna lose) but if theres a way for me to get it back i would like to.
I dont even have a Windows 7 disk on me right now so i dont know how i would reinstall windows since linux overwritten it
 
Old 12-29-2010, 12:02 AM   #81
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bump.................
 
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http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread191249.html


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http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

and booted the laptop. Went to HDD, Boot setup, and ran the first program there. This let me change the active partition. There are 3 partitions on the gateway HDD. The second is the 'vista' partition, the third is the recovery partition, but the first is the boot-up partition that reads the third.

Set the first partition to active, F2 to save, pop the CD and reboot.

You should now be able to do a factory re-install on your gateway laptop without the recovery CD or DVD.

Hope this helps. I've never actually followed up with a solution before, but this one had me so perplexed I didn't want anyone else to go through it.

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Old 12-29-2010, 01:42 PM   #83
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There are 3 partitions on the gateway HDD. The second is the 'vista' partition, the third is the recovery partition, but the first is the boot-up partition that reads the third.
I'm thinking that what you're looking for is on that 3Gig partition, that you haven't expanded.
 
Old 12-30-2010, 04:39 AM   #84
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the 3 gig partition is the flash drive that i have linux live installed on...

if i didnt have the flash drive i wouldent be able to use the laptop because of the grub error
 
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Boot Info Script 0.55    dated February 15th, 2010                    

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

 => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in 
    partition #5 for (,msdos5)/boot/grub.
 => Syslinux is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb

sda1: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files/dirs:   /BOOTMGR /BOOT/BCD

sda2: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files/dirs:   /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /grldr

sdb1: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       vfat
    Boot sector type:  Fat32
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files/dirs:   /boot/grub/grub.cfg

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System

/dev/sda1               2,048    29,362,175    29,360,128   7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2    *     29,362,176   625,141,759   595,779,584   7 HPFS/NTFS


Drive: sdb ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 4009 MB, 4009230336 bytes
16 heads, 32 sectors/track, 15294 cylinders, total 7830528 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System

/dev/sdb1    *             32     7,830,527     7,830,496   b W95 FAT32


blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________

Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL                         

/dev/loop0                                              squashfs                                 
/dev/loop1       135c1469-797f-6241-8db5-85c03c9dd6c4   ext2                                     
/dev/sda1        D01A099C1A0980A8                       ntfs       PQSERVICE                     
/dev/sda2        7C444289444245DC                       ntfs       OS                            
/dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos" 
/dev/sdb1        AED6-E194                              vfat       MALCOMDRIVE                   
/dev/sdb: PTTYPE="dos" 
error: /dev/sdc: No medium found

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev  output: ===========================

Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options

aufs             /                        aufs       (rw)
/dev/sdb1        /cdrom                   vfat       (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)
/dev/sda2        /media/OS                fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
/dev/sda1        /media/PQSERVICE         fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)


=================== sda2: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


    ??GB: boot/grub/stage2

=========================== sdb1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================


if loadfont /boot/grub/font.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=auto
    insmod efi_gop
    insmod efi_uga
    insmod gfxterm
    terminal_output gfxterm
fi

set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray

menuentry "Start Linux Mint" {
    set gfxpayload=keep
    linux    /casper/vmlinuz  file=/cdrom/preseed/mint.seed boot=casper quiet splash --
    initrd    /casper/initrd.lz
}
menuentry "Start Linux Mint (compatibility mode)" {
    set gfxpayload=keep
    linux    /casper/vmlinuz  file=/cdrom/preseed/mint.seed xforcevesa boot=casper noapic noapci nosplash irqpoll --
    initrd    /casper/initrd.lz
}
menuentry "Check the integrity of the CD" {
    set gfxpayload=keep
    linux    /casper/vmlinuz  boot=casper integrity-check quiet splash --
    initrd    /casper/initrd.lz
}

=================== sdb1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


    ??GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
=======Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive==============

sdc
 
Old 12-31-2010, 05:46 AM   #86
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If everything in my OS got overwritten how come the partition says 142GB used...
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........bump
 
Old 12-31-2010, 12:38 PM   #88
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Hiren's Boot CD has option to boot OS, I have to check but I think my gparted can also boot & recovery console may have it too. I'm not sure what it takes to put on usb.

Recovery console is best bet

http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/fix-mbr-xp-vista/
 
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Sorry for double post

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