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joelrstevens
September 6th, 2009, 05:28 AM
installed ubuntu on my laptop. lost my ntldr to vista!!!! if i try to boot into it, it tells me it is not found and prompts me to ctrl>alt>delete
how do i get it back???????

coldReactive
September 6th, 2009, 05:31 AM
This thread might help:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=983476

joelrstevens
September 6th, 2009, 05:38 AM
i don't have a recovery cd! do i have any other options. my recovery drive was on my 2nd partition. i can't access that either

jimingkui
September 6th, 2009, 06:04 AM
This might what you need:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5082723#post508272 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5082723#post5082723)3

pedro3005
September 6th, 2009, 06:32 AM
More specifically, this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5726832#post5726832#4

joelrstevens
September 6th, 2009, 03:03 PM
concernig step 1 which states the following:
Step 1) Mount your windows partition in Linux


Code:
sudo mkdir /Win
sudo mount /dev/sda5 /Win
ls /Win
(here /dev/sda5 must be replaced by the device name of your Windows partition. Use "sudo fdisk -l" to determine the device name)

The last command lists all the files in the System directory of your Windows Partition. Look for the files "boot.ini", "NTLDR" and "NTDETECT.COM". If you already have these files, skip Step 2.


ok....... i did the sudo fdisk -l command and got this:


Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 46630 374554451 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 * 46956 48641 13541376 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 46631 46955 2610562+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 46631 46933 2433816 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 46934 46955 176683+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris


How should my code look next?????

Bodsda
September 6th, 2009, 03:07 PM
concernig step 1 which states the following:
Step 1) Mount your windows partition in Linux


Code:
sudo mkdir /Win
sudo mount /dev/sda5 /Win
ls /Win
(here /dev/sda5 must be replaced by the device name of your Windows partition. Use "sudo fdisk -l" to determine the device name)

The last command lists all the files in the System directory of your Windows Partition. Look for the files "boot.ini", "NTLDR" and "NTDETECT.COM". If you already have these files, skip Step 2.


ok....... i did the sudo fdisk -l command and got this:


Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 46630 374554451 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 * 46956 48641 13541376 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 46631 46955 2610562+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 46631 46933 2433816 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 46934 46955 176683+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris


How should my code look next?????

Not entirely sure which one houses your system files but if you do


sudo mkdir /media/win
sudo mkdir /media/win2
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/win
sudo mount /dev/sda2 /media/win2

Then check which one is which.

Hope this helps,
Bodsda

joelrstevens
September 6th, 2009, 03:17 PM
my system is in sda 1 what should my code look like now?

Bodsda
September 6th, 2009, 03:19 PM
my system is in sda 1 what should my code look like now?

Well, follow the instructions with the knowledge that your system files are now located at /media/win (assuming you followed my mounting instructions)

Without knowing which guide you are following I can't help much more then that.

Kind regards,
Bodsda

bumanie
September 6th, 2009, 03:20 PM
Vista does not use ntldr as part of it's booting files, previous versions of windows did (you must have previously had xp or 2000 on your computer and the MBR still has some old boot files left). may be read this (http://binaryday.com/2009/02/16/how-to-fix-ntldr-missing-error-in-vista/) Or go to here (http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/)and download a vista repair cd and use it. It works well.

joelrstevens
September 6th, 2009, 03:25 PM
great!!!! what is a good iso burner that works with ubuntu????

coldReactive
September 6th, 2009, 03:25 PM
great!!!! what is a good iso burner that works with ubuntu????

Brasero is installed by default in Ubuntu. :| Under Sound & Video in the Applications menu.

bumanie
September 6th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Once you download from neosmart, right click on the .iso and choose 'write to disc" - Nothing more.

joelrstevens
September 6th, 2009, 03:49 PM
ok..... isee ubuntu has its own iso burner........what is a good bit torrent program for ubuntu to extract the iso?

coldReactive
September 6th, 2009, 03:51 PM
ok..... isee ubuntu has its own iso burner........what is a good bit torrent program for ubuntu to extract the iso?

Applications > Internet > Transmission

joelrstevens
September 6th, 2009, 04:23 PM
thanks!!! what is a good torrent file program for ubuntu to extract the iso?

presence1960
September 6th, 2009, 05:31 PM
before you make any major removals or additions to your current set up we need to know EXACTLY what your setup & boot process looks like. Boot into Ubuntu and do this:

Let's get a better look at your setup & boot process. Boot into Ubuntu. Come back here and use the link in my signature to download the Boot Info Script 0.32 to the desktop. Once on desktop open a terminal and run this command
sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script*.sh This will create a RESULTS.txt file on the desktop. Paste the entire contents of that file back here. Once pasted highlight all text and click the # sign on the toolbar to place code tags around the text.

If you can't boot into ubuntu then do this:

Boot the Ubuntu Live CD. Choose "try ubuntu without any changes", when the desktop loads come back here and use the link in my signature to download the Boot Info Script 0.32 to the desktop. Once on desktop open a terminal and run this command
sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script*.sh This will create a RESULTS.txt file on the desktop. Paste the entire contents of that file back here. Once pasted highlight all text and click the # sign on the toolbar to place code tags around the text.

P.S. no one even thought of looking at your windows entry in menu.lst. if it is pointing to the wrong partition you can get that type of error. Run the script as that info is included in the output as well as everything else about your setup