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Windows 7: How can I Recover the 20gb that i allocated for ubuntu linux

12 Jun 2013   #1
sampath special

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
How can I Recover the 20gb that i allocated for ubuntu linux

Hello..I used to have a windows 7 os in my desktop..then i kept ubuntu linux in dual boot mode by providing 20gb space of E drive..BUt for few days i have problems with windows7 showing a black screen after logging in..so I formatted my desktop with windows7cd..Now i have windows7 working well..But ubuntu linux is lost and 20gb that i have allocated before for ubuntu is not recovered..Please help me to recover that 20gb of my Edrive...




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12 Jun 2013   #2
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sampath special View Post
Hello..I used to have a windows 7 os in my desktop..then i kept ubuntu linux in dual boot mode by providing 20gb space of E drive..BUt for few days i have problems with windows7 showing a black screen after logging in..so I formatted my desktop with windows7cd..Now i have windows7 working well..But ubuntu linux is lost and 20gb that i have allocated before for ubuntu is not recovered..Please help me to recover that 20gb of my Edrive...
Just right-click on the E drive in the disk manager and select 'delete'. Then right-click on D and select 'extend'. that should do it.
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12 Jun 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Do you want to get rid of 18GB and 2GB partition and add that space to E?
Or do you want to make ubuntu working again?
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12 Jun 2013   #4
lehnerus2000

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

There seem to be 5 Primary partitions listed in that screenshot.

If it was my HDD, I'd backup all of my important data and start again from scratch (i.e. delete everything, repartition and reinstall).
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12 Jun 2013   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

You say that "Linux is lost" -- but it is not. All you did was overwrite the GRUB code in the MBR so it does not boot anymore.

If you go to the Ubuntu forums with this question, they can provide you links to Boot-Repair, which should be able to restore the ability to boot Ubuntu.
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12 Jun 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
There seem to be 5 Primary partitions listed in that screenshot.

If it was my HDD, I'd backup all of my important data and start again from scratch (i.e. delete everything, repartition and reinstall).
I don't think he has a problem because the 2GB and 18GB partitions are not NTFS partitions. They are in Linux format.
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12 Jun 2013   #7
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
You say that "Linux is lost" -- but it is not. All you did was overwrite the GRUB code in the MBR so it does not boot anymore.

If you go to the Ubuntu forums with this question, they can provide you links to Boot-Repair, which should be able to restore the ability to boot Ubuntu.

Insert your Ubuntu Live CD

Install - Boot-Repair

Run & Choose 'Recomended Repair'

Done.

(Always back up data first!!)
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12 Jun 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
You say that "Linux is lost" -- but it is not. All you did was overwrite the GRUB code in the MBR so it does not boot anymore.

If you go to the Ubuntu forums with this question, they can provide you links to Boot-Repair, which should be able to restore the ability to boot Ubuntu.
The Grub can be easily repaired. But I think Kaktussoft was asking the right question. That should be answered first.
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12 Jun 2013   #9
problemshredder

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

the linux bootloader has been altered by the new reinstalling of windows7. but everything in the linux partition remains intact. you can download the iso of boot repair disk from linux website (around 500mb), burn it to cd and just run it on startup to do the boot repair.
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12 Jun 2013   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

As described on Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux Do only this:

FREE version of EASYBCD: EasyBCD Download Registration - NeoSmart Technologies

Replicate the steps shown in the image below to add the UBUNTU boot entry. Take note of the confirmation message that appears briefly at the bottom of the panel.

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