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Windows 7: Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu Netbook Remix; gone wrong.

18 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and Ubuntu Netbook Remix
 
 
Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu Netbook Remix; gone wrong.

It all started like this..

I bought my HP-laptop 4 weeks ago. 2 days ago I decided to dual-boot the pre-installed Windows 7 with Ubuntu Netbook. Thought it was a good idea.

Well, I created a partition for Ubuntu on 100GB on my current HDD and the whole disk went from a Primary Disc to Basic Disc(because of having more than 4 partitions).
After that I decided to delete the partitions created by HP called HP_TOOLS and HP_RECOVERY. I did.

After that I went and booted up with my USB and installed Ubuntu Netbook without SWAP-partition through advanced partition, as it didn't come up with "Install Ubuntu beside Windows" or anything like that, that I've seen others do.
At the advanded partition windows I chose the 100GB partition and checked "Reformat to Ext4 journaled". The mountpoint was "/".
It went fine and I loaded up Ubuntu Netbook after that.

Everything worked fine - I could load Windows 7 and Ubuntu Netbook through the GRUB bootloader.

But then it came.. Ubuntu Netbook decided to update to the latest Kernel I guess? and it did, well.. after that I haven't been able to load up Windows 7.

When I try to load up Windows 7, it goes on to the screen with the dots making the logo - doesn't even finish the logo - and then it freezes for a second, comes up with a blue-screen of death with errors for 0,5 seconds(so I can't read what it says), and then reboots.


This is my problem - I just want to be able to boot up my Windows 7. Could it have anything to do with Ubuntu Netbook changing something in the BIOS by itself, so I can't boot up Windows 7 64-bit?


Bootscript:
Code:
                Boot Info Script 0.55    dated February 15th, 2010                    

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

 => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in 
    partition #5 for /boot/grub.

sda1: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       Extended Partition
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:  

sda5: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:  
    Operating System:  Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
    Boot files/dirs:   /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda6: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       swap
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:  

sda2: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files/dirs:   /bootmgr /Boot/BCD

sda3: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  Windows 7
    Boot files/dirs:   /bootmgr /boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System

/dev/sda1    *  1,053,650,942 1,250,263,039   196,612,098   5 Extended
/dev/sda5       1,053,650,944 1,242,175,487   188,524,544  83 Linux
/dev/sda6       1,242,177,536 1,250,263,039     8,085,504  82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2               2,048       409,599       407,552  42 SFS
/dev/sda3             409,600 1,053,648,895 1,053,239,296  42 SFS


blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________

Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL                         

/dev/sda1: PTTYPE="dos" 
/dev/sda2        74DE4D6CDE4D2826                       ntfs       SYSTEM                        
/dev/sda3        E64ADC344ADBFEED                       ntfs                                     
/dev/sda5        7ae67b97-e867-4932-b9a7-912cabd8dd1d   ext4                                     
/dev/sda6        0803011f-b789-435a-9862-ab296c682e02   swap                                     
/dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos" 

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev  output: ===========================

Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options

/dev/sda5        /                        ext4       (rw,errors=remount-ro)


=========================== sda5/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
  load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ ${prev_saved_entry} ]; then
  set saved_entry=${prev_saved_entry}
  save_env saved_entry
  set prev_saved_entry=
  save_env prev_saved_entry
  set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
  if [ -z ${boot_once} ]; then
    saved_entry=${chosen}
    save_env saved_entry
  fi
}

function recordfail {
  set recordfail=1
  if [ -n ${have_grubenv} ]; then if [ -z ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7ae67b97-e867-4932-b9a7-912cabd8dd1d
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
  set gfxmode=640x480
  insmod gfxterm
  insmod vbe
  if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
    # For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm
  fi
fi
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7ae67b97-e867-4932-b9a7-912cabd8dd1d
set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
set lang=en
insmod gettext
if [ ${recordfail} = 1 ]; then
  set timeout=-1
else
  set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-24-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7ae67b97-e867-4932-b9a7-912cabd8dd1d
    linux    /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=7ae67b97-e867-4932-b9a7-912cabd8dd1d ro   quiet splash
    initrd    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-24-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-24-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7ae67b97-e867-4932-b9a7-912cabd8dd1d
    echo    'Loading Linux 2.6.32-24-generic ...'
    linux    /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=7ae67b97-e867-4932-b9a7-912cabd8dd1d ro single 
    echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-24-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7ae67b97-e867-4932-b9a7-912cabd8dd1d
    linux    /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=7ae67b97-e867-4932-b9a7-912cabd8dd1d ro   quiet splash
    initrd    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7ae67b97-e867-4932-b9a7-912cabd8dd1d
    echo    'Loading Linux 2.6.32-21-generic ...'
    linux    /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=7ae67b97-e867-4932-b9a7-912cabd8dd1d ro single 
    echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd    /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7ae67b97-e867-4932-b9a7-912cabd8dd1d
    linux16    /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 7ae67b97-e867-4932-b9a7-912cabd8dd1d
    linux16    /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)" {
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(hd0,2)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 74de4d6cde4d2826
    chainloader +1
}
menuentry "Windows Vista (loader) (on /dev/sda3)" {
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(hd0,3)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set e64adc344adbfeed
    chainloader +1
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

=============================== sda5/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=7ae67b97-e867-4932-b9a7-912cabd8dd1d /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=0803011f-b789-435a-9862-ab296c682e02 none            swap    sw              0       0

=================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


 593.3GB: boot/grub/core.img
 593.3GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
 593.3GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
 593.4GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-24-generic
 593.2GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic
 593.2GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic
 593.4GB: initrd.img
 593.3GB: initrd.img.old
 593.2GB: vmlinuz
 593.2GB: vmlinuz.old
Information about the partitions:
Quote:
Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xfdd42cde

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 65587 77826 98306049 5 Extended
/dev/sda2 1 26 203776 42 SFS
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda3 26 65587 526619648 42 SFS
/dev/sda5 65587 77322 94262272 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 77322 77826 4042752 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Partition table entries are not in disk order



My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Sep 2010   #2

Win 7 32/64 Bit, Win Vista 32 bit/64 bit, Win XP (Pro, Home), Ubuntu 9,10
 
 

When you see GRUB boot options, select your Windows install and hit Enter. Immediately press and hold F8. You will see a screen with quite a few options. Select "Disable Automatic Restart On System Failure" and hit Enter. COpy paste the BSOD code here.
It should probably be 0X000007B or 0X00000024
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

I hope you made your Recovery disks before wiping the partition. If not burn a Windows 7 Repair CD now as you will need it.

Windows 7 must be marked Active then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to restart Windows 7.
System Repair Disc - Create - Windows 7 Forums.URL
Partition - Mark as Active - Windows 7 Forums.URL
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums.URL

If you want to try an alternative to GRUB, try installing to Windows 7 EasyBCD 2.0: Add OS to add Ubuntu to a windows-managed Dual Boot menu.
EasyBCD 2.0 — The NeoSmart Files.URL
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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19 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and Ubuntu Netbook Remix
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BritishPcRepair View Post
When you see GRUB boot options, select your Windows install and hit Enter. Immediately press and hold F8. You will see a screen with quite a few options. Select "Disable Automatic Restart On System Failure" and hit Enter. COpy paste the BSOD code here.
It should probably be 0X000007B or 0X00000024
Code:
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If  this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your  computer.  If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check  for viruses on your computer.  Remove any newly installed hard drives or  hard drive controllers.  Check your hard drive to make sure it is  properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard  drive corruption and then restart your computer.
Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A9928, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I hope you made your Recovery disks before wiping the partition. If not burn a Windows 7 Repair CD now as you will need it.

Windows 7 must be marked Active then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to restart Windows 7.
System Repair Disc - Create - Windows 7 Forums.URL
Partition - Mark as Active - Windows 7 Forums.URL
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums.URL

If you want to try an alternative to GRUB, try installing to Windows 7 EasyBCD 2.0: Add OS to add Ubuntu to a windows-managed Dual Boot menu.
EasyBCD 2.0 — The NeoSmart Files.URL
I will try the Active part and run Startup Repair.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and Ubuntu Netbook Remix
 
 

Okay, I just tried to do "Manage Flags" on gparted. I set the sda3(Windows Partition) to boot and hidden, it worked and came to the logo, where it stayed for a looooong time..

Well, I have sda1(linux/ubuntu), sda2(system) and sda3(windows partition) - which ones should I choose flags too etc?



"Manage Flags" window
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and Ubuntu Netbook Remix
 
 

BUMP?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

You might want to inquire in an Ubuntu forum as we specialize in Windows 7 and the tools which work best with it.

GRUB on the same HD often corrupts Windows 7.

May I ask why you need Ubuntu on your netbook? Is there something missing in Windows 7 that you need or we could help you with?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

definitely seems ambitious

Maybe I'm wrong Kadir, but it appears you are a big Ubuntu/Linux user and wanted it on the machine. The casual user wouldn't be as versed and not as dedicated to getting that OS on something like a netbook. Almost everything Open Source for Ubuntu is available or has something comparable for Windows.

I haven't ventured into dual booting - so I keep my Ubuntu machine right beside
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This has happened to me before but not on a netbook. The only way I found to repair this was to format the drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and Ubuntu Netbook Remix
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You might want to inquire in an Ubuntu forum as we specialize in Windows 7 and the tools which work best with it.

GRUB on the same HD often corrupts Windows 7.

May I ask why you need Ubuntu on your netbook? Is there something missing in Windows 7 that you need or we could help you with?
I just think it's a nice addition to have besides Windows 7.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mr pc View Post
definitely seems ambitious

Maybe I'm wrong Kadir, but it appears you are a big Ubuntu/Linux user and wanted it on the machine. The casual user wouldn't be as versed and not as dedicated to getting that OS on something like a netbook. Almost everything Open Source for Ubuntu is available or has something comparable for Windows.

I haven't ventured into dual booting - so I keep my Ubuntu machine right beside
Well, I really like it - so yea! :-D

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alsuth963 View Post
This has happened to me before but not on a netbook. The only way I found to repair this was to format the drive.
I could format the drive and install Windows 7 over again - but I do not have a Windows 7 disc.. it came pre-installed with this laptop. What do I do?
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