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Windows 7: Gateway recovery windows 7 DVD not recognizing Ubuntu Linux partition

03 Jul 2012   #1
Mjmalino

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Gateway recovery windows 7 DVD not recognizing Ubuntu Linux partition

I have a gateway laptop which at one time had windows 7. Windows started acting up, so I tried a recovery from within windows only to have it fail. I ordered from gateway the recovery disks. While waiting for the disks, I loaded the entire HD with the latest version of Ubuntu just curious i guess. I now have the gateway windows 7 recovery dvd's and it will not recover because it doesn't seem to recognize the Linux partition. Without the Microsoft Windows 7 install disk (only have gateway's recovery disks). How can I remove the Linux partition?

Any advice or help would be greatful.

Mjmalino


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03 Jul 2012   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Get the win7 install iso.

Better than the gateway I am sure: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean install 7, then you might want to install Mint or Pinguy - try pinguy, you may be surprised.

http://pinguyos.com/
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03 Jul 2012   #3
Mjmalino

Windows home premium 64bit
 
 

Will give it a try. Thanks.
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04 Jul 2012   #4
Mjmalino

Windows home premium 64bit
 
 

Worked great! Got the linux partition off then was able to use the restore disk as prescribed.

Thanks!
MjM
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04 Jul 2012   #5
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome.

Pleased you got it sorted out
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