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Windows 7: Dual boot Win 7 / Ubuntu 12.04 borked.

07 Sep 2012   #21
globetrotterdk

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I can see that as a solution now that you mention it. Unfortunately, I have been reading Ubuntu threads and am already in the current situation. If I installed Win 7 on an AMD 64-bit laptop that I have, could I copy the /bootmgr and /bcd folders over to my desktop box and get this booting issue sorted out?


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07 Sep 2012   #22
Kaktussoft

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
temporary disconnect your windows drive and boot. Does linux boot? Grub errors?
temporary only connect windows drive and boot. What error?

I wanna know for sure, what works and what doesn't. Do you have a win7 install DVD or win7 system repair CD? If so.. it's easy to fix
answer please
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07 Sep 2012   #23
Kaktussoft

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sdb1 boot sector looks fine.
sdba and sdb boot have word GRUB in MBR. Form which physical disk do you boot? And which disk has an active partition?
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07 Sep 2012   #24
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Anyway disconnect the linux disk and perform a startup repair three times. Does win7 boot ?
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07 Sep 2012   #25
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You must mark Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition Active before running Startup Repair x3. Mark Partition Active
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08 Sep 2012   #26
globetrotterdk

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies, I didn't expect you guys to be online so late. OK, here is the situation. At this time, I boot from sda into Ubuntu. As both drives are the same brand, model and size, I am not sure which drive is considered to be first by the UEFI BIOS. This can be tested by unplugging one drive and the other of course. The original reason I erased both of my drives completely before installing Win 7 and Ubuntu was to see which drive Win 7 preferred. I am not sure why Win 7 installed on disk "1" (sdb).

I have run diskpart and made sure that partition "1" on disk "1" is marked as active. However, I was not sure that marking the active partition lasted from session to session, so when I went in the second time to run startup recover, I ran diskpart again to make sure that the correct partition was marked as active. Now when I run startup recover, I get a message that repairs can not take place automatically, plus a dialog for sending a message to Microsoft. The detailed view only reveals a bunch of zeros in the different categories. Nothing is specified.
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08 Sep 2012   #27
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You can avoid all of this mess by unplugging one HD to install Win7, then unplugging the other HD to install Ubuntu. Boot preferred by setting it first to boot in BIOS setup; boot the other tapping one-time BIOS Boot Menu key at boot.

If one of them will boot on its own now then you don't need to reinstall it, just unplug it while installing the other.
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08 Sep 2012   #28
globetrotterdk

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

OK, I did as you suggested and things seem to be working fine so far. Unfortunately, there is a side effect I wasn't aware of. Programs that were installed were not uninstalled and therefore company databases think that I am trying to install program copies on more than one computer. My licenses don't work. How do I can I get that sorted out?
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09 Sep 2012   #29
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

asking the program's customer support, probably. They should be able to remove the old entry in their database and free the licence again.

At least it worked with a few games I had when I had to reformat everything.
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