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Thread: vista will not boot up at all

  1. #11
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    May 2007
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    Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

    Re: vista will not boot up at all

    Well thank you. I went to that Vista testers wanted thread and asked how I can get involved with testing the new builds.

    I got and heard about Wubi from www.download.com where they only had test2. But they did not list and warnings about it not being compatible with Vista or anything. So I installed it but I couldn't get back to Vista, so the rest of my family was getting a little fed up with linux, mainly because they did not understand that they use FireFox to browse the internet in Vista and its the same thing in Ubuntu. I think the colors threw them off a little too

    But I will definitely stick around and recommend this to anyone that has XP for now.

  2. #12
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    Nov 2005
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    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: vista will not boot up at all

    Below is the link I used for dual booting. First I had XP on the machine, then I dual booted to Gentoo. I then upgraded XP to Vista, breaking grub. The link below walked me through reinstalling grub. Then I got rid of Gentoo and came back to Ubuntu, breaking Vista's bootloader. Again, the following link helped me reinstall it.

    http://apcmag.com/5162/the_definitiv...x_vista_and_xp

  3. #13
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    Re: vista will not boot up at all

    Hey,
    I've been unable to boot up Vista since I installed Ubuntu (via liveCD). I tried the Vista LiveCD from the link provided, and unfortunately my C: drive says it must be formatted before I can use it. I tried their bmr manager, and it recognizes the partition (woo, it's a start), but I can't activate the partition (it says "activation successful" but stays inactive) and can't see any of my data. Any ideas, possibly?

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