BOOOOORING, I know! But I'm ONE MORE guy who can't quite figure out how to boot my win7 partition. It's been two months now and I have to get back in there for some proprietary stuff that just doesn't work in wine.
I can mount the partition, access the files, but os-prober just will not see it. I'm scared to even place the windows restore CD in my optical drive, because Precise is running oh-so-nicely and I don't want to screw it all up!
The output of sudo fdisk -l:
my bootinfo URL: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1276068/
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x07f2837e
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 208844 104391 de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 208896 41172991 20482048 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 * 41172992 216954241 87890625 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 216954878 976771071 379908097 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 216954880 951328767 367186944 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 951330816 964028415 6348800 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 964030464 976771071 6370304 82 Linux swap / Solaris
What should I do? Try the windows CD and hope for the best? Is it possible the problem is in the VBR of /dev/sda3? If so, how can I replace just that?
Cheers, thanks for taking the time to help aNOTHER guy through this common stumbling block.