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Thread: I killed dual boot

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

    I killed dual boot

    First, I installed Raring, but then learned it would only be supported for 9 months. So, I opted for 12.04 LTS. I also thought my original Raring partition was too large. Here's my screwup. I booted 12.04 from a USB stick, loaded GParted and deleted the Ubuntu 64 GB partition, and installed 12.04.

    My current partition setup is:
    sda1 ntfs (Windows 7) 399.08 gb flagged as boot

    sda3 is extended containing:
    sda6 29.80 gb -- Ubuntu 12.04
    unallocated 34.89 gb
    sda5 linux-swap 1.99 gb
    unallocated 1.02 mb

    On boot, grub loads with a Windows 7 entry, but Window7 won't boot.

    I have tried booting with the Windows 7 repair disk, but it can't locate the Windows 7 OS. Therefore, bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot don't work.

    Also, chkdsk /f fails.

    Some help would be greatly appreciated. I don't really want to re-install Windows 7.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by jhford; May 13th, 2013 at 02:11 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    SW Forida
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: I killed dual boot

    Boot-Repair cannot fix Windows issues, but may show us what the issue is.

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
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