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i had windows 7 on my computer and i dual boot it with ubuntu.later i install windows vista in place of win 7... now i cant se

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September 3, 2013 4:15:35 AM

hello.....i have a problem can anyone please help me...
i had windows 7 on my computer.... then i decided to have ubuntu also....... so i dual booted my computer with both of them... that is windows 7 and ubuntu.
now after two days ..i installed windows vista in place os windows 7.and from here the problem started...i am not able to boot ubuntu... even i cant see the screen which asks about which os u want to boot.... so does anyone have the answer to it..please reply..

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September 3, 2013 4:24:57 AM

winny mathew said:
hello.....i have a problem can anyone please help me...
i had windows 7 on my computer.... then i decided to have ubuntu also....... so i dual booted my computer with both of them... that is windows 7 and ubuntu.
now after two days ..i installed windows vista in place os windows 7.and from here the problem started...i am not able to boot ubuntu... even i cant see the screen which asks about which os u want to boot.... so does anyone have the answer to it..please reply..


You have to install linux after Windows. Linux can read windows files but not the other way round.
I think you have to reinstall Grub
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September 3, 2013 9:30:03 AM

Boot Ubuntu from a CD, and reinstall GRUB. You don't have to reinstall Ubuntu (as long as your Vista installation did not damage Linux volume)
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September 3, 2013 10:20:48 AM

Burn a Live-DVD with Ubuntu, then boot from that DVD and in that Ubuntu session download "Boot Repair", it will repair your GRUB so you will be able again to dual-boot.

It is all about Windows and how it treats other OSs, instead of letting you choose which one it just "stomps" them and only allow to run Windows.
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September 4, 2013 3:47:46 AM

Jose Navarro Vicente said:
Burn a Live-DVD with Ubuntu, then boot from that DVD and in that Ubuntu session download "Boot Repair", it will repair your GRUB so you will be able again to dual-boot.

It is all about Windows and how it treats other OSs, instead of letting you choose which one it just "stomps" them and only allow to run Windows.


Boot repair definitely the way to go. Fix you right up. For info on use and install go to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
All you need is the recommended repairs.
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