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Windows 7: Partion table - multiboot

18 Jul 2013   #1

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Partion table - multiboot

Hello, I have a strange problem with my partition table and bootloader. First of all, I have 2 OS: Windows 7 and Linux Ubuntu.
When installing linux, I choose to put the grub bootloader(which sees windows 7 loader) into the system reserved partition (belonging to windows).

After finishing the install I wasn't able to boot into windows 7 again. So, I used a tool, called boot-repair (run under linux) to repair the mbr of windows.
I thought I repaired all the problems, but then, when I opened windows explorer I've observed another partition called System Reserved(on drive lettter E.

Also, Grub used to identify windows 7 on dev/sda1. Now I also have sda2 partition. I must mention that previous I had the following partitions:
-> System Reserved (I believe here is located the bootloader). ;
-> C: with windows 7 ->
->D: for storage ->
->linux partitions...
The question is if I could use something like EasyBCD to write MBR (as my laptop came with the system preinstalled, and I don't have a CD), set windows 7 as default OS and hide the system reserved partition? Also, I was wandering where the windows bootloader is right now?
I will post a screenshot, maybe it helps.... Thank you in anticipation.

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19 Jul 2013   #2


It's explained here: Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7 and to set it up from scratch Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums .

It's impossible to make sense of your Disk Mgmt screenshot when you cut off the listings box with all of the labels, and we can't even see all of them or drive letters.

To start Win7 Mark Partition Active System Reserved and run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times . Remove the drive letter from System Reserved in Disk Mgmt.

Then follow the steps from Barman in first link above to add Ubuntu to Dual Boot menu.
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