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Old 08-28-2011, 01:35 PM   #1
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installed ubuntu 11.04 on Asus G73SW cant find windows logs into GNU am totally lost


So after sucessfully installing Ubuntu 11.04 I actually was able to launch and use Ubuntu sucessfully a few times and windows was always shown and available.....well I had only installed the bare minimum install so I went back to try and install the feature rich ubuntu and now it will only let me log on to GNU which I am completely ignorant of and windows is nowhere to be found...I hope I've come to the right place for help.
 
Old 08-29-2011, 08:22 AM   #2
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The first thing to do is to verify that you did not install the *feature rich* Ubuntu over your windows installation.

Open a terminal and issue this command: sudo fdisk -l.

That will list your hard drive(s) and the partitions on them. Linux partitions (ext2, ext3. ext4, reiserfs are the most common) and windows (ntfs) will be listed. If you do not have an ntfs partition, you have isntalled Ubuntu over it. If the ntfs partition is still listed, then windows is still there and you need to edit the bootloader configuration file to add windows to the boot menu.

You can find instruction for doing that here: http://technologytales.com/2010/11/2...tu-grub2-menu/

PS: Google is your friend. You can probably find answers to most questions abut Ubuntu via google, or at the Ubuntu forums.

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Old 08-30-2011, 02:42 AM   #3
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Reply to my original post.

Thanks so much for responding......I'm not sure I"m getting the info about my partition and drives though.......what I get is what looks like a help menu that starts with:
fdisk [options] <disk> change partition table
fdisk [options] -1 <disks> list partition table(s)
etc
etc
Is there something I'm not inputing correctly?
 
Old 08-30-2011, 03:05 AM   #4
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Copy & paste
terminal $
Quote:
sudo fdisk -l
it should ask for user password unless you're not part of sudoers group.

From root terminal or using su
#
Quote:
fdisk -l
 
Old 08-30-2011, 04:28 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by farmboy70 View Post
Thanks so much for responding......I'm not sure I"m getting the info about my partition and drives though.......what I get is what looks like a help menu that starts with:
fdisk [options] <disk> change partition table
fdisk [options] -1 <disks> list partition table(s)
etc
etc
Is there something I'm not inputing correctly?
That argument should be a lower case L and not the number one (1). You should use a font which you can easily differentiate.

Code:
fdisk -l
 
  


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