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Windows 7: \gl2br.mbr and \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr

18 Feb 2013   #1
Sanzen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
\gl2br.mbr and \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr

I tried installing debian awhile back and it failed.
Got the following error upon trying to boot.
\gl2br.mbr
status: 0xc0000098
[spoiler][/spoiler]
I reinstalled Windows and my drivers and left it alone for awhile.

I tried installing ubuntu alongside windows. The desktop version so to speak and got the following error upon booting.
\ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr
status: 0xc0000098
[spoiler][/spoiler]

So obvioulsy the key to all this is status: 0xc0000098 but windows still works fine.
Can someone please explain to me why this is happening?
I know how to repair windows and thats not what I am asking.
I am asking why this is happening and is there a way to stop it from happening so I can put linux on my laptop.


Asus N56Z
Win7 Ultimate 64bit
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3740QM CPU @ 2.70GHz, 2701 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date: American Megatrends Inc. N56VZ.204, 5/11/2012
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Ram: 16gbs


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18 Feb 2013   #2
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Well.. if you want support for linux... then.. Go to forums that give support for their distro's?
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18 Feb 2013   #3
Sanzen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Well.. if you want support for linux... then.. Go to forums that give support for their distro's?
Well considering the files are .mbr and it boots to "windows boot manager" I would have to say its a problem with windows. Hence the reason I posted here.
Thanks for all the help though Erick.
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18 Feb 2013   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
2 Options

I see 2 options.

Option 1 ("Nuke the site from orbit")
  1. Clean all of the partitions off of your HDD and repartition.
  2. Pre-partition and format your HDD using GParted (from the Live Ubuntu CD).
  3. Next install the Windows operating system(s) (starting with the oldest version first: XP > W7). Don't let Windows reformat your partitions.
  4. Finally install Linux.
That method has always worked for me.

Option 2
If you want to try to fix the error, you'll have to wait for one of the HDD experts to drop by this thread.

They'll want to see a screenshot of your "Disk Management" window.
Can you post a screenshot of the maximised "Disk Management" window?
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18 Feb 2013   #5
Sanzen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I see 2 options.

Option 1 ("Nuke the site from orbit")
  1. Clean all of the partitions off of your HDD and repartition.
  2. Pre-partition and format your HDD using GParted (from the Live Ubuntu CD).
  3. Next install the Windows operating system(s) (starting with the oldest version first: XP > W7). Don't let Windows reformat your partitions.
  4. Finally install Linux.
That method has always worked for me.

Option 2
If you want to try to fix the error, you'll have to wait for one of the HDD experts to drop by this thread.

They'll want to see a screenshot of your "Disk Management" window.
Can you post a screenshot of the maximised "Disk Management" window?
Option 1 sounds quite complicated for me at least and I need it for school most days.

Option 2 hope this is what you meant.
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18 Feb 2013   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanzen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I see 2 options.

Option 1 ("Nuke the site from orbit")
  1. Clean all of the partitions off of your HDD and repartition.
  2. Pre-partition and format your HDD using GParted (from the Live Ubuntu CD).
  3. Next install the Windows operating system(s) (starting with the oldest version first: XP > W7). Don't let Windows reformat your partitions.
  4. Finally install Linux.
That method has always worked for me.

Option 2
If you want to try to fix the error, you'll have to wait for one of the HDD experts to drop by this thread.

They'll want to see a screenshot of your "Disk Management" window.
Can you post a screenshot of the maximised "Disk Management" window?
Option 1 sounds quite complicated for me at least and I need it for school most days.
It's easier than it sounds, however you will need a Windows Install DVD.

The hardest part is guessing how much space to allocate to the partitions.
That is obviously dependent on how much space you need for programs, games and user files.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanzen View Post
Option 2 hope this is what you meant.
That is exactly what they will want to see.

It also provides more circumstantial evidence for my personal theory.
In the posts I've read (I haven't read every post) where there have been problems dual booting Linux and Windows, the "System Reserved" partition has been present on the poster's HDD.

gregrocker knows how to fix this sort of problem.
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18 Feb 2013   #7
Sanzen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, any chance you could link him to the thread? I can't pm or vm him since I am so new.
I would greatly appreciate it.

I have forgotten how to use vBulletin 3.8.
Been using the 4.x series for so long now. lol
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18 Feb 2013   #8
gregrocker

 

Did you follow special steps to install Linux to an EFI BIOS? These are only coming online full stream now and each is different, so it can be complicated.

To attempt to repair Win7, boot into Win7 installation DVD in UEFI mode to run Startup Repair as shown in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.

If you cannot repair Win7 and still want the dual boot what I would do is is Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 to an MBR disk and then Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums.

If you want to reinstall Win7 in EFI mode because it won't repair then follow the steps to reinstall in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums
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18 Feb 2013   #9
Sanzen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you follow special steps to install Linux to an EFI BIOS? These are only coming online full stream now and each is different, so it can be complicated.

To attempt to repair Win7, boot into Win7 installation DVD in UEFI mode to run Startup Repair as shown in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.

If you cannot repair Win7 and still want the dual boot what I would do is is Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 to an MBR disk and then Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums.

If you want to reinstall Win7 in EFI mode because it won't repair then follow the steps to reinstall in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums
I did not follow special steps.
I don't know what the difference between an EFI bios and a regular bios is.

Is there a way to get a different bios than EFI?
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18 Feb 2013   #10
gregrocker

 

EFI is the future, it's replacing BIOS on all mobos. You needed to understand it before installing Linux, and now you need to understand it to repair your Win7, reinstall in UEFI mode, or abandon UEFI to reinstall Win7 normally.

First watch this video to understand EFI BIOS:



Then look over the tutorials offering you repair, reinstall and Dual Boot choices in my last post and ask back any questions you have.

Many have done this and decided to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 so you can do that if it's not something you want to deal with yet and can't repair Win7 in UEFI mode.
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