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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by TRS-80 vet, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. TRS-80 vet

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    Can't boot anything. Vista pre-install, ubuntu-attempted-install afterward. Now nothing. Ubuntu didn't load right; vista don't boot.

    I need I think, to manually edit boot record.

    Does anybody know how this is done? Or what I should look for? Point me in the right direction? Anything?

    Thanks
     
  2. saikee

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    Why don't you get hold of a selected Linux Live CD and use it to boot up your Vista first?

    If you need Vista up in a hurry look up Task B7 of the last link in my signature on how to use Vista installation CD to rescue Vista MBR. That should fire up your Vista, using the MS method.

    Once one system is up we can show you how to get the other up as well. It is a child play if you have not inflicted permanent damage to your systems..

    You can repair Ubuntu using just the installation CD.
     
  3. TRS-80 vet

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    Got Ubuntu live CD in the optical drive now. No load.


    EDIT: I'm tryin' to reload again (for the twelvetyfortyeth time). Seems to be loading............


    re-EDIT: load stopped. I saw a 'locked/write' message very briefly...

    ???
     
  4. saikee

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    Press ctrl+alt+backspace to see if you got a terminal.

    If you do the you should reboot using the 2nd booting choice forcing the kernel to adopt the vesa driver, as the video driver selected by the installer doesn't match your graphic card.
     
  5. RobLinux

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    After I installed Linux on 2nd disk, I had to use the Vista Boot Disk to repair it's installation.

    The problem is, that it gets 1 error, like invalid boot partion, and Vista refuses to cooperate.

    Unfortunately the BIOS doesn't seem to like altering drive priority to my Linux drive with GRUB, so at present I'm having to select a boot menu by hitting a key during startup.

    When Vista borks, the whole boot process is 'silent' so there's no info on what is going on. This may be why you're getting no feedback from system.
     
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