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#1 gigawert

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:01 PM

I installed Ubuntu after deleting Windows 7. The problem is, I cannot access it because I did not change the boot menu entry for Linux to point to the new Ubuntu installation (which means I should have installed Ubuntu before deleting Windows 7). How do I force boot to the correct partition?

 

Selecting the Ubuntu option in Grub says that Windows failed to start and the actual Windows boot entry opens up a boot diagnostic tool which doesn't work.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:10 PM

have  you tried reinstalling and deleting the partition that the windows was on? 



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:12 PM

I could try...


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:16 PM

If you completely erased the Windows partition.. and reformatted, Ubuntu should have installed grub on the MBR and should boot right into it. This sounds like a continuation of your last topic on why there was used space after partitioning the drive. You could boot into Ubuntu and try reinstalling grub ... try THIS. Use the second option of installing boot repair.

If that doesn't work completely wipe out the drive again and start over.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:16 PM

Never mind I;m recovering Windows. Then I'll add the correct option.


Edited by gigawert, 03 August 2015 - 02:17 PM.

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 05:05 PM

If you completely erased the Windows partition.. and reformatted, Ubuntu should have installed grub on the MBR and should boot right into it.

I agree.



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 05:11 PM

I restored Windows, and I'll keep it but use Ubuntu as the primary OS.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 06:09 PM

I am willing to bet that the 18 GB of space you saw when you partitioned/formatted your drive was the Windows recovery bit. If you had gotten rid of that you wouldn't have been able to restore Windows. Unless you restored from a CD/DVD of course.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 06:40 PM

No, the recovery partition was a whole separate partition. The new partition had some used up space.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 07:24 PM

No, the recovery partition was a whole separate partition. The new partition had some used up space.

Hmm interesting then.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:12 PM


 

18 GB

GM or MB?  I am thinking MB and that would be normal as the partition info is kept there.

-dev-sdc---gparted_016.png

 

As you can see in my screenshot there is 18 MiB used on that USB stick even thou I just formatted it.



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:35 PM

In the partition manager it said GB. Let me check how much is used now on the partition of the new installation of Ubuntu


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:49 PM

In Ubuntu it says 3.3 GB is used up.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 10:06 PM

Is this the same thing?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/585106/new-partitions-have-used-up-space/



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 10:09 PM

No but it is related to the same main thing I was trying to do to the laptop, reviving it to a like new state.


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