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im in windows and decide i would like a new project of installing a second OS. i've done it before with having xp+vista+7 all on one machine, which i changed to all 7, and i have also installed ubuntu as a second os successfully.

so I set an unallocated space of 10gb in 7, then partition it as an unformatted drive. i boot with the cd to install the OS and everything installs nicely.

now here is the tricky part. when i turned off the PC and started it again, it said something about partitions which i assume is the bootloader seeing more partitions than it saw before, and not knowing what to do about it. my Win 7 ultimate disk is at my dad's house, so no doing that. i don't have my hard drive cable, its at my dads house (this is a laptop). but i DO have ubuntu 9.10 which i am using right now as a backup.

so how can i edit the bootloader, or install easyBCD from within ubuntu from a live cd? or is there an easier fix?
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HOLY COW! Ubuntu is so much faster than windows!
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What "something about partitions" did "it" say?
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HSF+ partition error. also above that it says H00000000

hhhmmm... after doing a bit of research, HSF is the main partition, and i have 2 OSs trying to boot off of the HSF. so if i go into a command prompt and flag one of the 2 as a second OS, then it will work!

i wonder if i can do that from inside of ubuntu?
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I FIXED IT! im proud of myself. im writing this from inside windows, and its like an old friend

now i need to install easybcd so i won't have this problem again :O
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Ah, you've installed a Hackintosh, then?
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yes. it has been in the tags the whole time
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