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brampieke

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Windows can't boot in dual-boot
« on: June 12, 2010, 02:10:34 am »
Hello,

The weird thing is that it had worked. Now, suddenly, Windows 7 doesn't want to boot anymore.
Vector still works. I don't know what I've installed (MBR I suppose)
In other distro I could solve this by adding a line in /boot/grub/menu.lst, but now there isn't one.
How can I fix this and is there a way to see, with what I'm working? (grub, grub2, mbr, lilo)


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Re: Windows can't boot in dual-boot
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2010, 07:06:54 am »
What is the error message you receive? If you're running GRUB2, your entries are in /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
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brampieke

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Re: Windows can't boot in dual-boot
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 12:05:22 am »
It says : BootMGR is missing
press CTRL + ALT + DELL to restart

Do I have to install something? Or is there a textfile that I can change, but this isn't the problem I think?
« Last Edit: June 14, 2010, 06:39:13 am by brampieke »

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Re: Windows can't boot in dual-boot
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2010, 05:14:32 pm »
You are probably using lilo. Check and see if you have an /etc/lilo.conf file. lilo doesn't really work with the new Win 7 MBR. I think grub does work though. You could also use something like EasyBCD to modify the Windows bootloader to include VL.
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Re: Windows can't boot in dual-boot
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 04:19:25 am »
Code: [Select]
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda3
label = VectorLinux
append = "splash=silent"
initrd = /boot/initrd
read-only


other = /dev/sda2
label = Windows-sda2
table = /dev/sda

this is what I got.. What do I need to change?