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    Cloning windows 7 install onto ubuntu disc

    Hi,

    This is somewhat of a convoluted problem but I have a pre-existing windows 7 install on a separate disc than my ubuntu install (12.04). Id like to move the windows 7 install onto the other disc so i tried cloning the windows 7 partition onto a second primary partition on the disc with ubuntu. After adding the install to grub and trying it out, I get a "bootmgr is missing" message. From what I can understand, this has something to do with the 100MB 'system reserved' partition on my windows 7 disc. Not really sure where to go from here - any help would be appreciated.
    Last edited by chieferer; July 10th, 2012 at 09:45 PM. Reason: Added ubuntu ver.

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    Re: Cloning windows 7 install onto ubuntu disc

    Quote Originally Posted by chieferer View Post
    ... From what I can understand, this has something to do with the 100MB 'system reserved' partition on my windows 7 disc.
    How so ?

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    Re: Cloning windows 7 install onto ubuntu disc

    Quote Originally Posted by chieferer View Post
    Hi,

    This is somewhat of a convoluted problem but I have a pre-existing windows 7 install on a separate disc than my ubuntu install (12.04). Id like to move the windows 7 install onto the other disc so i tried cloning the windows 7 partition onto a second primary partition on the disc with ubuntu. After adding the install to grub and trying it out, I get a "bootmgr is missing" message. From what I can understand, this has something to do with the 100MB 'system reserved' partition on my windows 7 disc. Not really sure where to go from here - any help would be appreciated.
    Lets get a look at the HD you say disc but I think we are talking about a HD.

    Use the bootrepair app the get a bootinfo summary, and post the HTTP of the script. You may need a windows recovery or install disc to fix this possibly, let us know if you have this.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair





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    Re: Cloning windows 7 install onto ubuntu disc

    So I actually ended up figuring it out. Turns out the windows bootloader is installed on a separate partition for whatever reason All I needed to do is move the bootloader software from its own partition to the one with the windows files and change few registry keys. If anyonees interested, this is the guide I used: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=409

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