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#1 Christy Mahon

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 04:12 PM

Goal is to set-up dual booting (choice of) OS systems on an aging Gateway laptop utilizing W7 and Linux Kubuntu 15.04. Was following instructions found at http://www.pcsteps.com/961-install-ubuntu-linux-windows/ and got to point in “disk management” where objective is to “shrink” the laptop’s “Disk zero Basic 111.79 GB Online – (C 78.87 GB NTFS Healthy (System, Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)” attended by 32.92 GB of “Free Space” in order to make room to add a “10 GB Raw Healthy (Primary Partition)” intended for Kubuntu use.  Used Partition Wizard (free program) to bring existing primary partition down to 38 gigs.  Then proceeded to install Kubuntu.  Had been lead to believe that Kubuntu install process would give automatic option and make its own partition, only it does not give that option.  Looked at "guided install LVM" or something like that, got unsure, backed out and quit the install.  At next boot, which was BIOS set to main drive, i.e. W7, got a "No OS found" message with a blinking cursor at the top left of the display.  Did the Kubuntu aborted install destroy the W7 OS or is there a recovery?  Tried to use recboot to "rebuild" the boot but to no avail.  Also W7 start-up repair did nothing.  Will a reinstall of W7 be necessary or is there another strategy? 


OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel® CPU T2060 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Motherboard: Gateway,
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 16 July 2015 - 05:07 PM.
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#2 NickAu


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:39 PM

Christy Mahon :welcome: to BC and the Linux section.


I suspect that your Boot loader was damaged during the failed Kubuntu install .


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#3 Christy Mahon

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:26 PM

Nick AU


Thanks very much for the kindness of your reply and for tip link.  It's helpful.  Christy

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