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Old 01-27-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
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Books to black partitoin

Hello all,

I recently installed Ubuntu on one of my partitoins. Sinec I am new, I formatted that partition to install a different type. Now when I boot my machine, instead of booting to my Windows partitoin, it boots to my blank Linux partition and gives me a Linux prompt.

I can boot from the Ubuntu DVD, by changing it in my BIOS, but I can't change the boot partition order within Linux (that I know of).

Any suggestions?


EDIT: I apologize. I meant blank screen.

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Old 01-27-2011, 12:41 PM   #2
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Boot with the DVD and install a bootloader. With this you can create a menu that allows you to choose which partition'OS to boot into.
Search for information about GRUB Legacy, GRUB2, or LILO.

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If you have formatted your Ubuntu partition you have damaged your bootloader. Has nothing to do with the boot priorities in your BIOS. Boot from your Windows CD and go to the repair console. For Windows XP type
, for Vista or 7 type
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
Then reboot the machine and your Windows should start.
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Awesome! Thanks so much for both of your help!


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