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 Post subject: EMERGENCY!!! My Vista just dissapeared...
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:52 am 
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Alright guys, I need some critical help. I just installed Ubuntu 8.04 on my home desktop, attempting to dual boot My vista 64bit business. I was following this guide:

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista ... _first.htm

It was fairly straight forward and basically said partition and install, the grub boot loader would take care of the rest. I already had a partition set aside when I first set up my computer, so i just threw in my disc and got started.

OK, my partition I had originally set aside was 250gb, and I decided it would be overkill, so I used a guided partition that took 50Gb from my vista partition and would make that my Linux partition, I figured I would just reallocate the other 250gb partition later. The install went smoothly and I just rebooted a few minutes ago. Here comes the problem.

The grub boot loader doesn't give me the vista boot option, only 3 linux options, the regular boot, recovery boot, and something else. I really need some help. I know very little about this kind of thing and have only used basic command line things. I don't really know what information or files to post that show information.

i know the partitions are still there and haven't changed, they are listed under places in linux and i can access them. Please someone help me get my vista back...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:19 pm 
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Can you go into a terminal and type sudo fdisk -l and post the results?

Hopefully, you didn't choose "use entire disk", which is what I believe the default is, when installing.

The above command should show you all the partitions on your system.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:05 am 
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Also post this for us:

Code:
sudo cat /boot/grub/menu.lst


We really don't need the entire contents of the file, but it is better to be safe than not.


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 3:53 am 
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Quote:
My Vista disappeared


Good riddance! :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:13 am 
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yurimxpxman wrote:
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My Vista disappeared


Good riddance! :D
Don't be bumping old threads...


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