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    Can't login to windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 10.10...no Windows boot disk

    After I installed Ubuntu 10.10 in dual boot mode (at least so I thought) I am not able to boot into Windows 7...it does not even appear on the boot menu. Windows 7 came pre-loaded on my HP 7100 (i-7 processor) so I do not have a boot disk or other Windows recovery disk. In other words, I have to fix my boot sequence from within Ubuntu 10.10, which is the only system that now boots.

    Partition record attached and bootscript below.

    Can this problem be fixed from within ubuntu?

    P.S. - Why does Ubuntu 10.10 indicate that you can install it dual boot, if you can not...it is a pretty bad development error no?

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    Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ============================== => Syslinux is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sde sda1: _________________________________________________________________________ File system: ntfs Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7 Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block. Operating System: Boot files/dirs: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD sda2: _________________________________________________________________________ File system: Extended Partition Boot sector type: - Boot sector info: sda5: _________________________________________________________________________ File system: ntfs Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7 Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sda5 starts at sector 2048. Operating System: Boot files/dirs: /ubuntu/winboot/menu.lst /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr /ubuntu/disks/root.disk /ubuntu/disks/swap.disk sda5/Wubi: _________________________________________________________________________ File system: Boot sector type: Unknown Boot sector info: Mounting failed: mount: unknown filesystem type '' sda6: _________________________________________________________________________ File system: ext4 Boot sector type: - Boot sector info: Operating System: Ubuntu 10.10 Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img sda7: _________________________________________________________________________ File system: swap Boot sector type: - Boot sector info: sda3: _________________________________________________________________________ File system: ntfs Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7 Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block. Operating System: Windows 7 Boot files/dirs: /Windows/System32/winload.exe /wubildr.mbr /wubildr sda4: _________________________________________________________________________ File system: ntfs Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7 Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block. Operating System: Boot files/dirs: sde1: _________________________________________________________________________ File system: vfat Boot sector type: - Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block. Operating System: Boot files/dirs: =========================== Drive/Partition Info: ============================= Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________ Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Partition Boot Start End Size Id System /dev/sda1 2,048 4,194,303 4,192,256 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 4,196,350 94,283,775 90,087,426 f W95 Ext d (LBA) /dev/sda5 4,196,352 60,086,283 55,889,932 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda6 60,088,320 92,760,063 32,671,744 83 Linux /dev/sda7 92,762,112 94,283,775 1,521,664 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda3 * 94,285,485 1,937,487,194 1,843,201,710 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda4 1,937,494,016 1,953,520,064 16,026,049 7 HPFS/NTFS Drive: sde ___________________ _____________________________________________________ Disk /dev/sde: 3965 MB, 3965190144 bytes 49 heads, 48 sectors/track, 3292 cylinders, total 7744512 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Partition Boot Start End Size Id System /dev/sde1 8,192 7,744,511 7,736,320 b W95 FAT32 blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________ Device UUID TYPE LABEL /dev/sda1 CE0ABBB70ABB9AC3 ntfs SYSTEM /dev/sda2: PTTYPE="dos" /dev/sda3 01CB70914703A0A0 ntfs OS /dev/sda4 147227167226FC5C ntfs HP_RECOVERY /dev/sda5 8A84F82F84F81EFF ntfs New Volume /dev/sda6 6840df40-394b-40d6-9f7b-752819a32800 ext4 /dev/sda7 2a243c02-6eb8-4651-949c-ba2c6740ef33 swap /dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos" /dev/sde1 3465-6137 vfat /dev/sde: PTTYPE="dos" error: /dev/sdb: No medium found error: /dev/sdc: No medium found error: /dev/sdd: No medium found error: /dev/sdf: No medium found error: /dev/sdg: No medium found error: /dev/sdh: No medium found ============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: =========================== Device Mount_Point Type Options /dev/sda6 / ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0) /dev/sde1 /media/3465-6137 vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush) /dev/sr0 /media/LXFDVD139 iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500) ======================== sda5/ubuntu/winboot/menu.lst: ======================== debug off hiddenmenu default 0 timeout 0 fallback 1 title find /ubuntu/disks/boot/grub/menu.lst find --set-root --ignore-floppies /ubuntu/disks/boot/grub/menu.lst configfile /ubuntu/disks/boot/grub/menu.lst title find /ubuntu/install/boot/grub/menu.lst fallback 2 find --set-root --ignore-floppies /ubuntu/install/boot/grub/menu.lst configfile /ubuntu/install/boot/grub/menu.lst title find /menu.lst fallback 3 find --set-root --ignore-floppies /menu.lst configfile /menu.lst title find /boot/grub/menu.lst fallback 4 find --set-root --ignore-floppies /boot/grub/menu.lst configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst title find /grub/menu.lst fallback 5 find --set-root --ignore-floppies /grub/menu.lst configfile /grub/menu.lst title commandline commandline title reboot reboot title halt halt =========================== sda6/boot/grub/grub.cfg: =========================== # # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE # # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub # ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ### if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then set have_grubenv=true load_env fi set default="0" if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}" save_env saved_entry set prev_saved_entry= save_env prev_saved_entry set boot_once=true fi function savedefault { if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then saved_entry="${chosen}" save_env saved_entry fi } function recordfail { set recordfail=1 if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi } function load_video { insmod vbe insmod vga } insmod part_msdos insmod ext2 set root='(hd0,msdos6)' search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 6840df40-394b-40d6-9f7b-752819a32800 if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then set gfxmode=640x480 load_video insmod gfxterm fi terminal_output gfxterm insmod part_msdos insmod ext2 set root='(hd0,msdos6)' search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 6840df40-394b-40d6-9f7b-752819a32800 set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale set lang=en insmod gettext if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then set timeout=-1 else set timeout=10 fi ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ### ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ### set menu_color_normal=white/black set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ### ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ### menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-23-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os { recordfail insmod part_msdos insmod ext2 set root='(hd0,msdos6)' search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 6840df40-394b-40d6-9f7b-752819a32800 linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic-pae root=UUID=6840df40-394b-40d6-9f7b-752819a32800 ro quiet splash initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic-pae } menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-23-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os { recordfail insmod part_msdos insmod ext2 set root='(hd0,msdos6)' search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 6840df40-394b-40d6-9f7b-752819a32800 echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-23-generic-pae ...' linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic-pae root=UUID=6840df40-394b-40d6-9f7b-752819a32800 ro single echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...' initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic-pae } ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ### ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ### ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ### ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ### menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" { insmod part_msdos insmod ext2 set root='(hd0,msdos6)' search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 6840df40-394b-40d6-9f7b-752819a32800 linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin } menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" { insmod part_msdos insmod ext2 set root='(hd0,msdos6)' search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 6840df40-394b-40d6-9f7b-752819a32800 linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8 } ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ### ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ### ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ### ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ### # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change # the 'exec tail' line above. ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ### ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ### if [ -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then source $prefix/custom.cfg; fi ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ### =============================== sda6/etc/fstab: =============================== # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 # / was on /dev/sda6 during installation UUID=6840df40-394b-40d6-9f7b-752819a32800 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 # swap was on /dev/sda7 during installation UUID=2a243c02-6eb8-4651-949c-ba2c6740ef33 none swap sw 0 0 =================== sda6: Location of files loaded by Grub: =================== 42.1GB: boot/grub/core.img 44.1GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg 31.8GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-23-generic-pae 42.1GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-23-generic-pae 31.8GB: initrd.img 42.1GB: vmlinuz =========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc ======================= Unknown BootLoader on sda5/Wubi 00000000 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 |0000000000000000| * 00000200 =======Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive============== sdb sdc sdd sdf sdg sdh
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    Re: Can't login to windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 10.10...no Windows boot disk

    Can't gaurantee the return of wubi that is bcbc's area, but reloading the MS bootloader is easy, pick the link here for a recovery disc then boot to the recovery terminal and run the highlighted command after the instructions. Read carefully know what your doing if you don't stop and repost.

    It also looks as if the boot flag is on the wrong partition as well should be on sda1 you can change this with gparted from a live Ubuntu cd booted in try not install. Right click the unmounted sda1 and then manage flags and click boot for sda1

    Vista: http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/window...disc-download/

    Here are the instructions and a windows 7 forum link to see the process of using and getting to the correct command console.

    1) Boot with your Vista/Windows 7 installation disk. Hit <Enter> at the language selection prompt then hit <R> for Repair to get to the Repair section.
    2) Select the command prompt (console) and type in the following commands:
    BootRec.exe /fixmbr

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ot-record.html
    Last edited by wilee-nilee; November 30th, 2010 at 10:36 AM.





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    Re: Can't login to windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 10.10...no Windows boot disk

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    Re: Can't login to windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 10.10...no Windows boot disk

    Windows 7 came pre-loaded on my HP 7100 (i-7 processor) so I do not have a boot disk or other Windows recovery disk.
    Actually ... if you had spent five minutes looking into the Backup feature on Win7, you would have discovered that it provides the ability to create and burn a Win7 Repair CD for your machine. You should have done that BEFORE messing around with installing another OS.
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    Re: Can't login to windows 7 after installing Ubuntu 10.10...no Windows boot disk

    Got Windows working by following above instructions and Ubuntu appears in dual boot grub boot menu, but when trying to boot to Ubuntu I get a message that Windows is not boot enabled?
    Last edited by cdoebbler; December 1st, 2010 at 05:04 PM. Reason: erased and replaced

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