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    Question infamous dual boot issue

    I've done a few dual boots in my day and now im presented with an issue i cant solve on my own.

    What im running: Backtrack 5r3 (dedicated HDD)
    Windows 7 (dedicated HDD)

    the main issue i was having was GRUB like always but i solved that and got it to display my Op systems, i can boot into BT5 just fine except i have two launchers for 7, one is for Windows 7 and there is one for Vista so i tried em both. the vista launcher would just restart the comp. Win7 would just display the blinking hash and just sit there.

    so i threw in my win7 disc and started up the CMD prompt to fix the mbr. (almost feels like a routine by now) and now im at a point to where i no longer see GRUB and even if i boot from either of my hard drives and i get nothing, ive even gotten the "insert bootable media and press enter" error. im plum out of ideas.


    any suggestions?

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    Re: infamous dual boot issue

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    Re: infamous dual boot issue

    Can you boot any linux distributions, such as live linux from CD/DVD/USB?
    If you can, how about using boot repair?
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can get the URL where the analyzed report of the boot problem of your PC is shown.
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    Re: infamous dual boot issue

    Yea I tried it after I used fixmbr. Nothing changed if not made it worse. I bit the bullet and just wiped all my drives. oh well start from scratch now.

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    Re: infamous dual boot issue

    Starting from scratch; Mate....I feel for ya-

    It's up to you but you may want to install Win's 7 first; 'shrink that partition first' and than install you Backtrack distribution.

    You'll have a lot less headaches IMO-

    Good luck
    "A morning w/o coffee is like something w/o something else"


    Voyager 12.04 Xubuntu based on AMD Phenom Quad Core & CentOS on Sony Vaio


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