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Plastic_Cow
August 25th, 2010, 08:53 AM
I recently installed Ubuntu onto my laptop. However, in the process my Windows Vista was overwritten. I tried reinstalling Windows with the recovery discs, however, ever time I restart I get the same message "No Partition found" then it load Rescue Grub. I've tried loading up the live disc and removing grub, but afterwards the same message shows up. Hope you guys have a better idea than I do on this.

Rubi1200
August 25th, 2010, 09:40 AM
Hi,
boot the computer with the Ubuntu CD.
Post the results of the bootscript linked to at the bottom of my post.

Plastic_Cow
August 25th, 2010, 05:18 PM
Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
partition #6 for /boot/grub.

sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: Vista: Fat 32
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs: /bootmgr /boot/bcd

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows Vista
Boot files/dirs: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sdb: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: Fat32
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files/dirs:

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

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 End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 * 63 24,579,449 24,579,387 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda2 24,580,096 976,771,071 952,190,976 7 HPFS/NTFS


blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/loop0 squashfs
/dev/sda1 D476-EF15 vfat RECOVERY
/dev/sda2 8C0ADCE00ADCC87A ntfs Vista64
/dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sdb 5608-1CAA vfat

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

aufs / aufs (rw)
/dev/sdb /cdrom vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437, iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)
/dev/sr0 /media/DRIVER_CD_VISTA_30 udf (ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=999,gid=999,io charset=utf8,umask=0077)

Rubi1200
August 25th, 2010, 05:56 PM
Do you have the Vista installation CD or just a recovery disk?

EDIT:
these are the instructions to restore the Vista bootloader:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1014708
Scroll down to the relevant section.

Plastic_Cow
August 25th, 2010, 06:44 PM
Just the recovery disc.

Rubi1200
August 25th, 2010, 06:53 PM
Just the recovery disc.
See my previous post for instructions on how to restore the Vista bootloader.

It appears as if Ubuntu is no longer there, but GRUB still thinks it is.

The fix should get you back into Vista and then you can, hopefully, reinstall Ubuntu.

Let me know if you have any questions.