View Full Version : [ubuntu] finally got ubuntu to install but....

December 9th, 2010, 06:52 PM
i dont have vista anymore on my computer and ubuntu doesnt work to well on my computer and i followed steps that some ppl gave me to duel boot my system but i dont know what happened adn there is no more vista and i want to have it back so does anyone know how to get windows vista home premium 32 bit back on my computer or can i download another vista OS somewhere for free

December 9th, 2010, 07:15 PM
You can't get a free legal copy of Vista. Do you have restore discs if thry become necessary?

Post the output of

df -h
fdisk -l

from terminal to show people here what your partition set up is & if Vista is there somewhere.

December 9th, 2010, 08:12 PM
well i had a recovery disk and used it earlier but it says it cant find anything in my system to recover it cant find anything thats windows vista so i think i have to just re install the whole OS but i dont want to pay for somthing since i had it one time before but i dont know

December 9th, 2010, 08:21 PM
Where are you writing from now? Your Ubuntu system or somewhere else?

If you are in Ubuntu can you go to Menu > Applications > Acessories > Terminal and type in

df -h
fdisk -l (that is a small l not figure one 1)

then cut & paste the result in an answer here please.

If you use a pirated copy of Windows it'll probably crash & trash ... and no decent forum will help you with fixing it.

December 10th, 2010, 03:25 AM
Nahh im not at my system now i ll post it up when i get home and let u know and it was a windows computer it had vista already installed on it i just wanted to try out ubuntu

December 10th, 2010, 06:21 AM
ok this i what i got

df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5 19G 8.6G 8.9G 50% /
none 1.5G 312K 1.5G 1% /dev
none 1.5G 248K 1.5G 1% /dev/shm
none 1.5G 88K 1.5G 1% /var/run
none 1.5G 4.0K 1.5G 1% /var/lock
none 1.5G 0 1.5G 0% /lib/init/rw

fdisk -i
fdisk: invalid option -- 'i'

fdisk [options] <disk> change partition table
fdisk [options] -l <disk> list partition table(s)
fdisk -s <partition> give partition size(s) in blocks

-b <size> sector size (512, 1024, 2048 or 4096)
-c switch off DOS-compatible mode
-h print help
-u <size> give sizes in sectors instead of cylinders
-v print version
-C <number> specify the number of cylinders
-H <number> specify the number of heads
-S <number> specify the number of sectors per track

i have no clue in what this mean really

December 10th, 2010, 06:46 AM
Nor me! Let's see if someone else can help ...

Anyone out there?

December 10th, 2010, 02:10 PM
or can i download another vista OS somewhere for free

That is called piracy and piracy is not allowed on the forums. See Forum CoC. (http://ubuntuforums.org/index.php?page=policy)

Regarding your issue with Vista, to see if it is still there, you need to post the output of this command.

sudo fdisk -l

Note it is a lower-case L and not i at the end of that line. Linux is case sensitive and you also need to put in sudo in the beginning of that line.

December 10th, 2010, 04:07 PM
sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00069598

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 27970 30402 19530753 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 27970 30402 19530752 83 Linux

December 10th, 2010, 04:31 PM
There is no Windows partition. So Windows is gone. You need to re-install once you grab a licensed copy ;-)

December 10th, 2010, 05:34 PM
much appreciated i ll see what i can do.