Hi good people,
I have seen help threads on this subject but none work for me. I am new to linux and at the moment I can't even boot into the OS... I dont' want to re install, I have a development environment I took a long time setting up. Worst case scenario I'll bite the bullet and re install. Hopefully some hero out there can save me the day. There are only 365 after all.
I have win 7 installed. I installed Ubuntu 10.1.4. they were both running in sepearte partitions. I dual booted into either at boot up time.
One extra piece of info. Weeks ago. While in Windows7 I relabled the E: drive calling it Ubuntu. This was probably a stupid thing to do. Ubuntu didn't seem to mind at the time. I wonder if gparted got confused during the partition process because of this? Can't remember what default Label was.
LATE LAST NIGHT
I ran out of space on Ubuntu and used the Gparted Live disk to re partition. Taking away a bit off space on Win 7 and expanding Ubuntu. I went to bed as it did it's thing.
When I re booted for first time after this. I coudn't boot into any OS.
I booted with the Win 7 DVD and chose the repair windows option. I got my windows 7 back (and my WIP Thesis ...phew! but I am still an idiot, can't believe I didn't back this up..)
Whey I try to boot into Ubuntu (which I am starting to really like ...) I get the error below.
the error referrs to Windows but it should say Ubuntu.
I can view the E:\ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr from windows7.
"Windows Failed to start. "
A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
Choose your language settings, and then click "next."
Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Is there anything I can to to fix it?
Currently I don't even know how to edit a MBR file, if that's the fix.