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Windows 7: Dual boot windows 7 / ubuntu - windows disappears after encryption

14 Aug 2016   #11
menshevik

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

interesting! Beyond my skill set though - can you share the link you found if it tells you how to change Grub?


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14 Aug 2016   #12
menshevik

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks again...
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14 Aug 2016   #13
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Sorry, there is no instructions on how to make an option on Grub to load McAfee boot loader.
I know that you have to modify Grub configuration file to point to it, but I don't know how to do it. You may find some help on Ubuntu forums.
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16 Aug 2016   #14
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

I have used Grub customizer under Ubuntu. Don't know if it will help you get into windows. Might be able to modify the grub command line to boot to the windows partition. I use the program, I am still learning, I have only done a couple of modification using Grub customizer.

Boot into Ubuntu.

Open a terminal.

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
Code:
sudo apt-get update
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If you get a No Pub key server error. Do what is in the quotes, otherwise skip it

Quote:
If you do get that error, you will see one or two or three keys by it. Substitute xxxxxxxxx with the key.

Do this below for each key.
Code:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys xxxxxxxxx
Then repeat


Code:
sudo apt-get update
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Then

Code:
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
If its say the says week encryption just ignore it. That is Debian doing.


You may not need to even modify the boot menu, I find just opening up grub customizer, waiting tell it fully loads, then saving it might get windows 7 to boot. Grub customizer is really good at finding drives that can boot. I am still not sure if Grub Customizer will see the McAfee boot manager. You might want to give that a try.
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17 Aug 2016   #15
menshevik

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for your reply - I tried Grub Customizer, but unfortunately it did not find the McAfee or Windows boot managers
At this point I'm probably resigned to reformatting the whole laptop
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17 Aug 2016   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by menshevik View Post
Thanks for your reply - I tried Grub Customizer, but unfortunately it did not find the McAfee or Windows boot managers
At this point I'm probably resigned to reformatting the whole laptop
Don't format!!! The McAfee boot loader is in some place. Did you call McAfee for help? I'm searching for a solution. - https://kb.mcafee.com/corporate/inde...ent&id=KB61022 So it's possible to restore the McAfee MBR. You wont be able to run Ubuntu any more.
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