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OK, so first of all some information about my computer:
So, earlier today I was on the computer after a kinda crappy event that happened after school, and I figured I better occupy my bored self with something to do. So, I decided that today I would finally check out Ubuntu. So I go to the website (http://ubuntu.com for those who may be interested), follow the instructions, and then I put the disk into my computer and start installing it (after playing with it, of course). So, I chose English as my language, then I chose "Install beside it" or whatever the first option was. Basically install it along side Windows or Mac OS or whatever. So I chose that, selected my external hard drive (couldn't select the internal one for some reason), then clicked next and it installed.
However, before doing all that, when I went to install Ubuntu I hibernated Windows since booting it takes so long.
That was apparently a mistake. Becsue now when I turn my computer on, it goes straight to Ubuntu. I've tried every single option pretty much in the boot menu (if there is a way to fix this in that menu, do tell me :D), I played with the BIOS, but no matter what, I can't get into Windows. Now if I go into Ubuntu's "Finder" app, and click my windows partition, well the following error pops up:
That's all the details I can give for now. If someone could PLEASE help me that would be GREATLY appreciated. My plan was for Ubuntu to just be an option when I want to try something different than boring Windows or Mac OS. But it seems that plan failed. Sorry if there are too many horrible grammar errors here. It's 2:37 AM and I'm actually going to bed right now becsue I didn't realize how late it was.
Seriously though, if you can help, that would be AWESOME!
asked Sep 10 '11 at 02:46
I had the same problem with XP on my netbook. Windows didn't work after I installed UBUNTU on it. I just reinstalled XP and removed UBUNTU.
answered Sep 10 '11 at 11:26
Open the Terminal
For Lubuntu 10.10, you need to install os-prober with
sudo apt-get install os-prober and then update grub again with
This command should find windows and add it to the grub loader.
Are there any other possible things I can try? This is actually very serious
answered Sep 10 '11 at 20:33