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How can I use my dual boot again (each OS hasd it's own drive, no partitioning of 1 drive)


Before Format C:

So I have Windows on my SSD

And Ubuntu on my HDD (did this via Skype with a friend who knows Linux)

And other HDD's for data stuff.

I installed Easy BCD to setup my bootloader and it worked fine.


A week ago I did Format C, so I unplugged ALL my HDD's and only left the SDD to reinstall Windows 7 64-bit


After Format C:

First time in Windows Desktop I updated all the stuff.

I shut down PC and reconnect All my HDD's.

It booted fine to Windows again.

I used the same settings in Easy BCD again.

But when I try to start Ubuntu it give me these errors: (and my buddy did not know what it was)


Pic 1: After POST I can choose wich one to boot




Pic 2: After I choose Ubunto to boot from it shows this




Pic 3: I can only press any key (aah, where's the any key!!!)



It does not matter wich I choose, they all do the same... nothing


Pic 4: As Pic 3 auto-highlighted the last rule (/grub/grub.conf) I pressed the "e" button (edit) to see what happens and gave me pic 4:

   
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I have a question, why not just use grub? Makes life so much easier than using the Windows boot loader and if you ever delete Linux it's 3 simple commands to restore the Windows boot loader and you're back in business.
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I have a guestion, why not just tell me how tongue.gif



Hmmm maybe my fault...

With noob, I mean real noob.

I just have Ubuntu on that disk because I had a spare old free HDD biggrin.gif

I never use it because I'm a noob wink.gif

But some of my friends use Linux so why not... It's a free drive and when not messing with 2 different OS on 1 HDD...
Edited by ASUSfreak - 3/31/13 at 7:26am
   
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Well if it's on a second HDD it's even easier, then you don't have to worry about repairing the Windows boot loader if you give up Linux. And if you're booting Linux from a spare HDD then you can reinstall windows however many times you want and never have to touch grub or the windows boot loader ever again as nothing will be changed by reinstalling windows tongue.gif

You call yourself noob but you're using the more difficult ( and imo less efficient ) option to go about it. My advice, set the Linux drive as the boot drive, and since it's ubuntu it should have already probed for Windows and found it during install, if not ( in the case of unplugging other drives during install ) run 'sudo update-grub' from the terminal and it should tell you it found windows, now you can boot to Windows from grub. And never have to worry about fixing the Windows boot loader when you want to reinstall Windows sometime down the road, as it'll be installed to the same place and put it's boot file in the same place.

You'll save yourself a lot of headache doing it that way. Other than that, I'm going to say wrong section ( or forum, you should really ask this over as EasyBCD ) as this is a problem with the Windows boot loader not being set up properly and not Linux.

Just my suggestion though, would save you time and headache, but you can choose to just ignore me if you're really set on using the Windows boot loader. smile.gif
Edited by Shrak - 3/31/13 at 7:50am
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I totally agree with Shrak, that's how i have mine set up.
    
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Well if it's on a second HDD it's even easier, then you don't have to worry about repairing the Windows boot loader if you give up Linux. And if you're booting Linux from a spare HDD then you can reinstall windows however many times you want and never have to touch grub or the windows boot loader ever again as nothing will be changed by reinstalling windows tongue.gif

You call yourself noob but you're using the more difficult ( and imo less efficient ) option to go about it. My advice, set the Linux drive as the boot drive, and since it's ubuntu it should have already probed for Windows and found it during install, if not ( in the case of unplugging other drives during install ) run 'sudo update-grub' from the terminal and it should tell you it found windows, now you can boot to Windows from grub. And never have to worry about fixing the Windows boot loader when you want to reinstall Windows sometime down the road, as it'll be installed to the same place and put it's boot file in the same place.

You'll save yourself a lot of headache doing it that way. Other than that, I'm going to say wrong section ( or forum, you should really ask this over as EasyBCD ) as this is a problem with the Windows boot loader not being set up properly and not Linux.

Just my suggestion though, would save you time and headache, but you can choose to just ignore me if you're really set on using the Windows boot loader. smile.gif

I'm not gonna ignore you tongue.gif I'm gonna copy/paste it to my friend so he'll have to guide me by Skype again wink.gif
   
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Yeah, listen to Shrak. Grub +1, Windows boot loader -1
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