Windows Vista does not work after dual boot

February 13, 2011 at 10:13:49
Specs: Linux Ubuntu 9.04 and windows vista (Dual boot), 2.933 GHz / 512 MB
Hello people,

today I have a wierd problem. After Dual booting Windows Vista and Linux Ubuntu 9.04 a few days ago, I chose Windows Vista to see if it worked.... Guess what? IT DIDNT. Anyway, when I chose it, the computer restarted and went back to boot screen. HOW THE (BEEP) WILL I FIX THIS!?It is OK if Linux Ubuntu dies, I JUST NEED MY WINDOWS VISTA BACK!!! PLZ HELP ME! (Click here for the dual booting tutorial I used)(Click here for the dual booting tutorial I used)

-Computereater


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#1
February 13, 2011 at 10:34:35
Ubuntu 9.04 was buggy & is no longer being supported. Why did you choose that version over 10.04 LTS or 10.10?

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_v...


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#2
February 13, 2011 at 10:50:27
1. THAT WAS THE FASTEST REPLY I HAVE EVER GOT
2. Because I did not know that and I picked it because I liked the style where I did not like the 10.04

-Computereater


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#3
February 13, 2011 at 18:49:20
could reinstall some version of linux, that would reinstall grub.
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06245

or you could boot into your current ubuntu install, open the terminal and run update-grub.
or you maybe you could "fix mbr" for windows although I am not sure how this is done with a vista cd and dont care to look it up.

larry


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#4
February 14, 2011 at 10:52:32
I just upgraded ubuntu to 9.10. NOW WHAT

-Computereater


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#5
February 14, 2011 at 15:12:04
"I just upgraded ubuntu"
How??

larry


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#6
February 14, 2011 at 20:41:36
Two ways I can think of. In linux, as root go into boot/grub and edit the menu.lst file for grub1 or the ???.cfg file for grub 2. Actually you can't edit that second file directly, but it will explain how to go about changing the parameters.

Or, use the vista repair disk to rebuild the mbr and/or BCD. You will lose boot access to linux, but you can always add that back later.


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#7
February 15, 2011 at 08:17:16
"I just upgraded ubuntu to 9.10"

Why are you sticking with version 9? 9.04 is no longer supported, 9.10 will only be supported for 2 more months. 10.04 LTS (Long Term Support) will be supported until April 2013, 10.10 until April 2012. You should have gone with version 10. If you don't like the way it looks, all you have to do is change it.

Regardless, the explanation on how to fix the bootloader is contained in the article I posted in response # 1, that's why I posted it.


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#8
February 17, 2011 at 07:17:15
Oh yeah the look changing. I will upgrade to 10 and will tell you when im done.(BTW larffyf215, when you go to update, on the top it says "new version avail..." anyway, you click it, and it upgrades. no formatting, no cds.ISNT THAT AWESOME!? IM SO GLAD I AM USING LINUX!)

-Computereater


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#9
February 17, 2011 at 15:36:57
Ok I upgraded and it still does not work! Plz help me. I now have 10.04. "You are using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx - released in April 2010 and supported until April 2013."

-Computereater


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