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    Question Cannot Boot to Ubuntu Anymore (Only Windows)

    Hello All, this place has answered and helped me greatly and was curious if I could get a bit of assistance on this recent issue I have ran into.

    A friend recently wanted to install a game to my computer and it of course Wine wont handle all games, this being one of them (SIMS, Deluxe).
    However I figured I'd install it onto mt Windows partition. But I had forgotten to enter my program authorization for windows before the time ran out after my last complete harddrive wipe, and never thought about it till now when I actually needed it. Well last night I attempted to install Windows back onto the computer and then authorize it. Sadly the Windows install buzzed through without optioning me anything so now I have windows on a 3GB partition with 8MB left, and it will not give me the option to Boot to Ubuntu anymore. So I am stuck with a Windows computer and 3GB harddrive partition. (No other partition is available for viewing or access)... I don't even have the option to Boot anything, goes straight to windows.

    I hope that this made sense and one of you great people out there could lend some advice I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you so much in advance.

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    Re: Cannot Boot to Ubuntu Anymore (Only Windows)

    - Reinstall grub to boot ubuntu.
    - resize ubuntu using Gparted from ubuntu live cd to give windows some space.
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    Re: Cannot Boot to Ubuntu Anymore (Only Windows)

    From what I can make out, it seems that you've lost grub, the Ubuntu bootloader.
    How to recover grub

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    Re: Cannot Boot to Ubuntu Anymore (Only Windows)

    get supergrub cd to reinstall your grub (don't worry, you will not loose your windows install) and use gparted live CD to resize your partitions...
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    Re: Cannot Boot to Ubuntu Anymore (Only Windows)

    You cats are awesome... Im about to start the above processes... Will update my progress soon.

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