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Old 12-19-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
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Ubuntu took over my Windows o.O

so I guess the problem started when I tried to format a usb drive so that I could experiment with some stuff and try to install Ubuntu on my mini-laptop thing that lacks a CD drive. So while I was formatting it in terminal using the ubuntu trial I have on a DVD that I use on my home computer and it was like 'it might give you booting problems' or something like that when I was just about ready to get ubuntu written to the stupid mongoloid thing. So I think that's what caused it, but now when I try to start up my home computer on windows (without the ubuntu disc) it comes up with 'reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key' and the only thing I can do is use the ubuntu disc. I've tried to use three different supposed boot programs that I found on google that I had written to three different CD's, and none of them seemed close to working. I don't even think they're iso or anything o.O
So I'm trying to either FIND some awesome godly majestic prince-in-shiny-armor-on-a-white-horse program to write to a CD and put on my home computer OR figure out a way to fix the problem from ubuntu/windows start up options, etc.
I already tried to reboot from the internal boot (boot, blot, BOOOOTTTTSSSSSSSS, puss in boots) on the windows hard drive internally, but it that wasn't workin out for me either.

you can tell by my teeth that I need some help because I KNOW NOTHING, OH UBUNTU/WINDOWS GODS, SO PLEASE HELLLLPPPPPPPP D:
Old 12-20-2008, 02:52 PM   #2
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I am not sure what all you want to do. While we are sorting it out, I'll move it to General.

I would suggest that you avoid the rambling stuff which has no information---I have a very hard time reading and understanding what you have written.

Please give us a summary of how and where you installed Ubuntu, and whether you selected any options for installing the bootloader. (It sounds like the bootloader went on the internal drive, which would overwrite the Windows boot code.)

Can you get into Ubuntu?

When you boot, is there a menu listing Ubuntu and Windows as options.

I do not know how to restore the Windows loader without a Windows CD. It seems that one option might be to get a copy of the code on a USB stick and install is using something like dd.

Finally, tell us what the computer is---make, model, specs, etc.
Old 12-22-2008, 12:06 PM   #3
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load up your ubntu disk,
run fdisk -l from the command line and post the output here

also if any of the hard disks it detects contain a folder labeled ed grub (often in one called boot) then post the menu.lst file here


boot, disc, help, iso, reboot, ubuntu, windows

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