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Dual Boot went wrong, what do I do?


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#1 kittyhacker101

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 11:24 PM

I was trying to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu (I wanted to try Ubuntu, because it is getting popular) and it went horribly wrong. Every time I boot it automatically boots into Ubuntu, but All of my data is still on my hard drive, including my Windows Partition. I am nearly a expert with Windows, but a noob with Ubuntu. I don't care if I lose Ubuntu, I just want Windows back. Please help!!!!!


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#2 kittyhacker101

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 11:55 PM

Why won't anyone post an answer!



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Posted 15 August 2015 - 11:55 PM


Hi :welcome: To BC

You need to update grub.
 
Start your PC and let it boot into Ubuntu, Then open terminal and type.
sudo update-grub 
Then hit enter, You will be asked for your password ( the one you created when you installed Ubuntu ) enter it and hit enter. Now reboot your PC and grub should give you the option to boot windows. Windows will be at the bottom listed as Windows 8 loader. Select it and hit enter.
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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:03 AM

I updated grub and the problem is fixed! Thank you!



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:08 AM

You are most welcome.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:24 AM

Aw, I hope you stick with the Ubuntu. I just installed it and I'm having a lot of fun learning about linux.  :dance:  Dual booting is cool when it works, because I have everything I need now. But, I also picked up an external hard drive just to keep windows system image and backups. Hope I never need them!


Machine: Toshiba Portege r705-P41, Dual Boot: MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; Ubuntu 15.04
CPU: Intel Core i5 460M @ 2.53GHz Arrandale 32nm Technology,
RAM: 4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20), Motherboard: TOSHIBA Portable PC (rBGA1288 Socket)
Video Card: Intel HD Graphics Revision 2 1720 MBytes

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 04:26 AM

NickAU- as usual- you have the right answer for someone trying to do a dual -boot- god knows how frustrating this can be without knowledge of grub2 and how it works- with Linux becoming so popular you would think their would be an easy-to-understand tutorial on how to do this- as you know- I have been through the same process myself- having installed some 20 or so distros- it can be very- what is the word- daunting- to a new user-  and once the installation is done - most people are happy campers- I know I was- anyway- kudos to you for laying out the process!



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Posted 23 August 2015 - 12:35 AM

I updated grub and the problem is fixed! Thank you!

 

kittyhacker101,  :welcome: to the Linux section of Bleeping Computer! :)

 

Glad to hear that things turned out well with the dual boot. Should you need further assistance, as most newcomers to any Linux version does, always feel free to return! :thumbup2:

 

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Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 





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