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Old 11-16-2010, 06:49 PM   #1
chadlaman
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installed ubuntu over windows now says missing operating system


Could anyone help me figure out what i did wrong while installing ubuntu i tried to set up dual partitions for it but it looks like i did something wrong cause after the install and reboot it says i am missing my operating system. any help on this would be great thanks
 
Old 11-16-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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What is the exact output? What version of Ubuntu? What steps did you take during the install?
 
Old 11-16-2010, 07:03 PM   #3
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gotta get the ubuntu 10.4 lts. it has a "wubi" that does all that automatically. i got mine with Linux for dummies. Not kidding. i didn't have to do too much. i thought it was fairly painless and i know very little about this stuff. I recommend getting help from one of those tech support websites where you buy 60 mins of tech suppport. you can get specific linux help with whatever distro you want. I had the ubuntu and i thought it was a lot better than the windows os.
 
Old 11-16-2010, 07:06 PM   #4
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version 10.10 over windows 7.I created a seperate partition for ubuntu using gparted where all seemed to go well.i then installed it on that partition or so i thought and when i rebooted after that it came up saying im missing operating system now the only way i can get into anything is by running the ubuntu live cd.Sorry for the crude explanation i'm very new to this
 
Old 11-16-2010, 07:10 PM   #5
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The more popular, modern distros now come with one-click dual-booting. You can select the radio button "install side-by-side and choose between them at startup" when it asks about your partition layout.

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Old 11-16-2010, 07:14 PM   #6
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Here's a screenshot.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...all-step4b.png

Then just drag the slider to allocate space.
 
Old 11-16-2010, 07:16 PM   #7
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Boot from the install CD, and use the rescue system, or boot into the graphical desktop, and use grub-install. This time install grub to the master boor record--MBR.
 
Old 11-16-2010, 07:23 PM   #8
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From the liveCD open a terminal session and run the following commands. Amend the version number as appropriate. Post RESULTS.txt it creates
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wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/files/latest
sudo bash boot_info_script055.sh
Edit: later testing indicated it may download with a name of "latest" - if so, that can be run as "sudo bash latest".

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Old 11-16-2010, 07:27 PM   #9
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ok how can i also get it back into windows?
 
Old 11-16-2010, 07:31 PM   #10
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Show us that RESULTS.txt - then we can see how things are actually configured. The fix should be simple - either to get Ubuntu up and running, or Win back.
 
Old 11-16-2010, 07:36 PM   #11
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when i run the sudo bash boot command it says no such file or directory also thankyou for such quick responses
 
Old 11-16-2010, 07:43 PM   #12
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You need the full name - including the underscores. If you type "sudo bash boot" (no quotes) then hit the tab key it'll fill the name in for you automatically. Then just hit <Enter>.
 
Old 11-16-2010, 07:44 PM   #13
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where can i find the results.txt?
 
Old 11-16-2010, 07:53 PM   #14
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ok i found the script on my computer but when i try to run it in terminal it says file not found
 
Old 11-16-2010, 08:21 PM   #15
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i typed the whole name including underscores and it still says not found but i know it downloaded it any help?
 
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