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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    Actually that won't work if you've already got 4 partitions. Sorry, that's my fault - it's 5-35am here.
    We need to see your current partition layout. Can you post a screenshot of either your Windows Disk Management screen or from gparted after booting from the Ubuntu live cd/usb and choosing "try Ubuntu"
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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    I restored it to the way it was and then shrank the windows drive again and now it says unallocated and with black bar instead of free space with green bar.

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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    That's better
    Now the Ubuntu installer should offer you an "install alongside" option.
    As it's your first Ubuntu installation I would just allow Ubuntu to do the partitioning and use that alongside option. It will create a swap partition (iirc) and a root (/) partition. Separate /boot and /home partitions are not necessary as such, though in a future installation maybe a separate /home partition could be tried as is preferred by some.

    Actually it's probably easier to tell it to use the unallocated space and let it do its thing.
    Last edited by Quackers; September 20th, 2013 at 06:45 AM.
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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    8-10am here now, so it's bedtime for me.
    Good luck with your installation. I'll look in later to see how things went.
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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    Grub2 did not install again and installation crashed. Same message and problem as before.

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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    Ouch.
    Did you see Oldfred's reply to your other thread?
    We need to know what's happening with your system. How it boots and in what mode.
    It may be a UEFI machine but booting in bios mode. Can you enter your bios and tell us what booting options are there please and what are currently set?
    Also if you could boot into the Ubuntu cd/usb and select "try Ubuntu" then when the desktop loads open a terminal and run
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    sudo fdisk -l
    and post the output here please.
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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    It may be worth having a look at these pages (if you haven't already)
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UE...DD_in_EFI_mode
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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    Closed your other thread as duplicate.

    It looks like your system is in BIOS boot mode for Windows and then has to have MBR(msdos) partitioning.
    Post the fdisk suggested by Quackers. Only with confirmation of how Windows is installed can we best suggest what to do.
    Also some BIOS have locked MBR with security settings which then prevents grub from installing to MBR. Have you checked UEFI/BIOS for MBR security or similar settings?
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    Ouch.
    Did you see Oldfred's reply to your other thread?
    We need to know what's happening with your system. How it boots and in what mode.
    It may be a UEFI machine but booting in bios mode. Can you enter your bios and tell us what booting options are there please and what are currently set?
    Also if you could boot into the Ubuntu cd/usb and select "try Ubuntu" then when the desktop loads open a terminal and run
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    and post the output here please.

    hard to tell from the font but is that sudo fdisk -1. as in the #1?

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    Re: Windows 7 now will not boot and Ubuntu failed

    It's a lower case L but if you copy/paste it then it won't matter
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