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    [ubuntu] Re: Accidentally Created Partition Table

    Testdisk "mbr" erases the "disk signature" and that can lead to problems with drive letters. So I suggest to erase the Mounted Devices registry. Go to the "Command Prompt on the Vista CD as before...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Accidentally Created Partition Table

    I just did seem testing. I get the same error message if I misspell "osdevice", "device" or "path". Are you sure you typed the commands correctly?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Accidentally Created Partition Table

    I meant "/store" and it has been an option for any version of "bcdedit" I have ever seen.

    I suggest to try again. What Vista CD are you using?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Accidentally Created Partition Table

    The boot info script was able to mount your Vista partition. So you should be able to access all you Vista files from the Ubuntu Live CD: Just go to Places->Computer and double click the icon for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Accidentally Created Partition Table

    Sorry for the typo.




    I'm not sure what is going on, but lets see whether your Vista partition is detected correctly:

    Boot from the Windows CD and go to the "Command Prompt" as before. Type
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    [ubuntu] Re: Accidentally Created Partition Table

    You are indeed missing the file "/Boot/bcd". This is pretty strange for two reasons:

    Changing the partitions table should not have deleted "/Boot/bcd".
    Runnning "Startup Repair" should...
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    Re: Grub 2 Basics

    I will file a new release soon, which will remove the wrong information. But unfortunately, the boot info script will no be able to replace the wrong information by the correct one.


    If the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub loading. The symbol ' ' not found.

    Is there a way to make this dual boot work properly?

    Let's see what happens if you reinstall Grub:

    Boot from the Ubuntu Live CD. Open a terminal and type:



    sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
    sudo...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Accidentally Created Partition Table

    Lets check out your system. Follow these instruction to run the boot info script and post the RESULTS.txt.
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    [all variants] Re: Grub2 and Windows 7

    Usually this means that the boot files for Win7 are missing.
    But before we jump to conclusions, let's check out your system: Follow these instructions to run the boot infoscript and post the...
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    Re: Grub 2 Basics

    None.

    Grub2 installed in a boot sector is bit more unreliable since it has to located core.img by the physical address. So one has to reinstall Grub anytime core.img gets moved. Also Grub 2...
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    [ubuntu] Re: GNU GRUB version 1.97~Beta4 error

    No, you don't. It's a permanent fix.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Accidentally Created Partition Table

    I'm not sure what caused this, maybe the disk signature got erased.


    You can download a Vista Recovery CD from here or here



    I suggest to run "Start-up repair:

    Boot from the Vista CD.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Accidentally Created Partition Table

    Probably either one will be fine. But I would pick the larger one:

    D HPFS-NTFS
    * HPFS-NTFS
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    [ubuntu] Re: Accidentally Created Partition Table

    Actually I was wrong about the missing system partition, ( I was mislead since the Vista was listed as logical partition).


    Select each of the two partitions found by the deep search and press...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Partitions not showing up in Gparted

    Good. Now I feel better.


    Good.


    I don't think this will get you anywhere.


    I don't think you need to delete Windows and Ubuntu (/dev/sda1 and /dev/sda3) but that is the cleanest solution.
  17. [SOLVED] Re: Can't boot Ubuntu 9.10, prompted to sh:grub>

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    You should have mentioned this in your very first post.:p
    fsck moves files whose paths cannot be recovered to the "lost+found" folder. So this explains why all the system files were missing....
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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB cleaning help

    You are definitely using Grub2 for booting, but the Grub Legacy programs are still on you computer (I'm not quite sure how that happens, maybe something went wrong when you upgraded from Grub...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Accidentally Created Partition Table

    No. You seem to be missing the Windows System partition. Did you do the "Deep search"? Post a screen shot of deep search results.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Partitions not showing up in Gparted

    I would like to apologize for getting you into this situation. I really should have told you to backup all your Data before we started working on the partition table.

    But I'm pretty confident,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Partitions not showing up in Gparted

    We know the start sector of those two partitions:

    /dev/sda7 : start=510931323, size=1024111557, Id=83
    /dev/sda8 : start=1535042943, size=418477122, Id=83

    (note here that the device names in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Partitions not showing up in Gparted

    I don't have much time right now, but have a couple of quick questions:



    Is there anything on that partition you want to keep?
    Do you want that partition to be in the partition table?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Partitions not showing up in Gparted

    That's normal and can be ignored

    What is the current status? What partitions are you able to mount? Could you post the output of


    sudo parted /dev/sda print
    sudo fdisk -lu /dev/sda
    sudo...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Partitions not showing up in Gparted

    Your original partition table had more problems than I had realized. sfdisk tried to fix those problems, but made it worse.


    yes, that does seems to be the best move:

    Assuming that OldPT.txt...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Can't boot Ubuntu 9.10, prompted to sh:grub>

    Great, although I would feel better if I would know what caused all your system directories to disappear. Did you had a power outage? Anything unusual?
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