Stupid Dual Boot Slightly OT question

Frans Ketelaars ketelaars at wanadoo.nl
Mon Jun 14 14:45:48 UTC 2010


On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 09:51:55 -0400, J wrote:

> Sigh... I knew sooner or later it would happen...
> 
> So I gave my parents an Ubuntu 10.04 disk and said, "Here, try it out.
>  You don't have to install, just click the Try Ubuntu button and you
> can do everything you'd normally do without installing and risking your
> current windows installation.  Then if you want to install, let me know
> and I'll take care of that for you when I come visit next."
> 
> And so instead, my mom, who can't even pronounce Linux goes and installs
> it on her own, getting a running Ubuntu system, gets herself set up with
> facebook and twitter and firefox and manages to even figure out how to
> get herself connected to their wireless router without any assistance. 
> My mom...
> 
> But, of course, now tragedy strikes and we wander slightly OT.  She has
> a dual boot setup with Win7 and Ubuntu.  Grub2 shows entries for both
> OSs and when she hits Ubuntu entries 10.04 loads like a champ. However,
> when she tries to load Windows, she gets a message on screen saying
> things are loading but then nothing and right back to Grub. (I'm still
> not sure if it's going straight back to grub or if it's rebooting
> itself).
> 
> Normally, if I get a windows bootloader, I can get her to safe mode and
> hope that will get us in to fix this... but since the computer (which is
> sitting about 3 hours away from me right now) is going through grub, I'm
> not sure exactly HOW to get into safemode after hitting the Windows
> entry.
> 
> Any suggestions?
> 
> On the more general topic, I'm wondering if she didn't have just a ton
> of crap on there, and something important got overwritten during the
> disk resize...
> 
> Cheers,
> Jeff

See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1497280 : 
[SOLVED] can't boot windows 7 after ungrading to ubuntu 10.4

Good luck!

    -Frans





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