Can't boot ubuntu and windows in dual boot...

September 2, 2011 at 13:03:16
Specs: Windows 7, i3 processor with 3.2 M cache/3 GB DDR3
I had partitioned my C drive in windows...so that i can install ubuntu on the new drive created. By the Wubi installer I installed successfully on the newly created partition. After reinstalling I cannot boot ubuntu (10.04) as well as windows 7.It says BOOTMGR is missing....press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart....plz help....

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#1
September 2, 2011 at 16:50:17
I really wish people would stop using Wubi. Its actually easier and safer to install Ubuntu via the LiveCD.

Anyway, to get Windows to boot again, assuming you didn't damage the actual partition, you'll have to boot from the install DVD, select Repair your computer, and open the command prompt. Enter bootrec /FixMbr and then bootrec /FixBoot

As for Ubuntu, there's no "correct" way to do it with Wubi as far as I'm concerned. Create a bootable CD and boot from it to install Ubuntu.


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#2
September 2, 2011 at 18:00:37
I'd tend to agree with idisjunction for most of what he said.

I would like to suggest that you consider a virtual machine instead of a dual boot.
Your system is good enough to run a VM and that way you could run linux much more safely at the same time as windows.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#3
September 5, 2011 at 01:27:38
Well I repaired my windows....now windows works fine....but now when am trying to boot from a bootable usb drive....it always says BOOTMGR is missing, Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart.....Though I also wanted to use VMWare but it hampers my system's performance as RAM is just 3GB and I have 4 machines running virtually....

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#4
September 5, 2011 at 13:13:21
I'd suspect you messed up your usb install.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
September 9, 2011 at 15:35:34
Well jefro...i think you are right...because am able to boot up fedora from my usb drive....

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#6
September 11, 2011 at 08:47:54
Could be some odd boot loader issue you have too.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#7
September 11, 2011 at 16:07:32
what is an odd boot loader...plz specify....

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