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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Hi, after running my Windows "Restore to Factory Default" dialog (but CANCELED without proceeding), my problem with Boot Repair is that GRUB does not appear and the system boots automatically into Windows 7. Please help?

    My Boot Repair URL is http://paste.ubuntu.com/5629061
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    rykel,
    Your linux partition is missing. There was a similar poster on this thread with the same problem recently... the mystery of the missing logical partition.

    If you look here you see the extended partition starts at 104,861,694 but the swap partition /dev/sda5 starts on 192,929,792. So I believe your linux partition is probably sitting between that.

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    Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________
    
    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
    
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    
    /dev/sda1    *          2,048   104,859,647   104,857,600   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda2         104,861,694   209,717,247   104,855,554   5 Extended
    /dev/sda5         192,929,792   209,717,247    16,787,456  82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3         209,717,248   241,174,527    31,457,280  1b Hidden W95 FAT32
    /dev/sda4         241,174,528   976,773,119   735,598,592   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    So you should use testdisk to try to recover the linux partition. Then Boot-repair would find it and install Grub instead of the Windows-style bootloader.

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Quote Originally Posted by bcbc View Post
    rykel,
    Your linux partition is missing. So you should use testdisk to try to recover the linux partition.
    bcbc, Thanks! How do I use testdisk to recover the partition btw?

    Do I load a liveCD and find the program there? Please pardon my ignorance on testdisk!
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    bcbc gave you a link to testdisk.

    It is in the repository, so you would have to install to liveCD or download from their site. Many Linux repair CDs already have it installed.
    If not found.
    enable the "universe" repository to download testdisk
    System>Administration>Software Sources>Ubuntu Software.

    Some more links

    repairs including testdisk info & links
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~herman546/p21.html
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Da...st%20Partition
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    testdisk.pngHi, I am running testdisk in a Ubuntu LiveCD environment and managed to see my deleted Linux partition. (see attached result of Testdisk Quick Search) What am I supposed to do now? Change the partition characteristics? To what? Thanks for helping!
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Quote Originally Posted by rykel View Post
    testdisk.pngHi, I am running testdisk in a Ubuntu LiveCD environment and managed to see my deleted Linux partition. (see attached result of Testdisk Quick Search) What am I supposed to do now? Change the partition characteristics? To what? Thanks for helping!
    That looks like there are two linux partitions? Did you have one or two? And all the partitions are showing as deleted there?

    You will want to undelete all of them. Press P to list files on the partitions to make sure you have the correct ones. But I'd be a bit careful making changes if everything is showing as deleted from the outset. Something strange for sure.

    I defintely recommend backing up important data and making recovery media before changing your partition table.
    Last edited by bcbc; March 20th, 2013 at 10:43 PM.

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Hi there - new linux user as of last weekend.

    I set up a successfully running dual booted OSX/Ubuntu system on an old mac mini over the weekend. Today I rebooted and got nothing but a black screen with a blinking cursor. I tried running boot-repair to no avail...

    Details here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/5632562/

    Thanks so much for any help

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Quote Originally Posted by bcbc View Post
    That looks like there are two linux partitions? Did you have one or two? And all the partitions are showing as deleted there?

    You will want to undelete all of them. Press P to list files on the partitions to make sure you have the correct ones. But I'd be a bit careful making changes if everything is showing as deleted from the outset. Something strange for sure.

    I defintely recommend backing up important data and making recovery media before changing your partition table.
    I had a Root and a Home partition.

    Unfortunately, I changed the Linux partitions to P and now I get this terrible black screen message upon rebooting:

    Missing operating system. Reboot and select proper boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.
    What else can/should I do?
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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Quote Originally Posted by rykel View Post
    I had a Root and a Home partition.

    Unfortunately, I changed the Linux partitions to P and now I get this terrible black screen message upon rebooting:



    What else can/should I do?
    Okay...

    The first partition (NTFS) should have had the "*" - Primary bootable
    The next three - two linux and one swap - should be "L" - Logical
    The next two - FAT and NTFS - should be "P" primary.

    Go back into testdisk and make sure that this is the case.

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    Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    Hi bcbc, based on what I know of my own HDD,

    D HPFS - NTFS = Windows 7
    D Linux = Ubuntu 12.10
    D Linux = /Home
    D Linux Swap
    D FAT32 LBA = Windows and ExpressGate Recovery partition by ASUS
    D HPFS - NTFS = My data partition

    My system is supposed to be a UEFI system.

    There are supposed to be a maximum of 4 Primary partitions.

    What should I do now?

    Also, do I run Boot Repair after using testdisk or after rebooting? Thanks for helping.
    Last edited by rykel; March 21st, 2013 at 04:58 AM. Reason: added info abt max partitions and UEFI
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