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Thread: Dual boot w/Vista(!) first, then Ubuntu 12.04: Still stuck........

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    South NJ, US
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Dual boot w/Vista(!) first, then Ubuntu 12.04: Still stuck........

    OK, Desktop1 (2008) was Ubuntu8.04, now 12.04. (OC, too, is fun...)
    Desktop2 (2013) now 12.04.
    Desktop3 (Gift in 2009!), never opened til May, 2013. The 'old' Celeron + Vista + 32bit, with SP2, works.

    I would like to dual boot. Got my UbuntuDVD (not 'live') and it works....But ….

    1. Need to 'recovery' Ubuntu OS each time I start.
    2. Gparted said I may have a problem with "Unknown".
    3. I can't find Vista......
    4. I was looking for “Install side by side with Windows”, but never found it.
    5. I can't find "Windows Boot Manager" on Vista? Is it gone?

    (I can't make a 'copy' of the partition(?) to see it, so I am writing it.....)

    (Only one HD @ /dev/sda (320GB)
    Partition File System Mount Label Flags Some Sizes
    /dev/sda1 fat16 - DellUtilty diag
    /dev/sda2 ntfs - Recovery
    /dev/sda3 ntfs - OS boot 154GB
    Unalloc Unalloc - - 2MB Windows /\
    /dev/sda4 extended - - lba(?) 128GB Ubuntu
    /dev/sda5 (!)Unknown - - 117GB \/
    /dev/sda6 ext4 / 7GB (Ubuntu OS?)
    /dev/sda7 linux-swap - -

    Any help here? Dump Ubuntu (sorry, its my wife's PC) and Install it one more time.......?
    AMD FX-6300 X6 Core CPU (3.9GHz/OC), MSI Mobo, 8GB DDR3-1866 Ram,
    Sapphire 6670 Video, 150GB VelociRaptor 10,000rpm, 128GB Plextor M5Pro SSD, Ubuntu
    "PrecisePangolin" 12.04

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

    Re: Dual boot w/Vista(!) first, then Ubuntu 12.04: Still stuck........

    Probably best to see more details. You can install into you current live installer or download a full repairCD.

    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.
    LighterWeight (Lubuntu based) Boot-RepairCD
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.


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