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November 23rd, 2018, 06:18 PM
Tried to install ubuntu 18 LTS in my windows 7 for dual booting. There was
a fatal error ignored by me about the bootloader. Please help to recover my
Here is my boot repair report :
http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/QKMgtkKMfh (http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fpaste.ubuntu.com%2Fp%2FQKMgtkKM fh&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNEqKDqfEwIyoo1zbc7ZfRH3AzmiBQ)

November 23rd, 2018, 07:03 PM
Report shows SFS which is dynamic partitions in Windows.
It used to be that Linux would not even see a dynamic partitioned drive, but now it does.
But it will not fully work with it, and it turns out many Windows tools may not work with dynamic partitions as they are not basic partitions.
Best to undo the dynamic partitions. You may want to make sda4 the extended partition and then install Ubuntu into logical partitions.

Microsoft's official policy is a full backup, erase dynamic partitions and create new basic partitions. There is no undo.
Dynamic volume is a Microsoft proprietary format developed together with Veritas/Symantec for logical volumes.
You may be use a third-party tool, such as Partition Wizard MiniTool or EASEUS to convert a convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk without having to delete or format them.
I've never used any of these and so I can't be sure they will work.Be sure to have good backups as any major partition change has risks.
Shown as SFS, Dynamic also on gpt as LDM
EASEUS Partition Master
Partition Wizard

Be sure to have good backups before any major partition change like this.

November 25th, 2018, 05:04 PM
May I just do my full backup through booting in by try ubuntu option from my bootable pendrive and erase everything else from my disk and do a full install ubuntu in my entire disk.

November 25th, 2018, 06:55 PM
You do not fully backup Windows from Ubuntu, normally.
Backup windows before install - post by Mark Phelps
Another suggestion by srs5694
Microsoft Windows 8.1 reinstall/refresh