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> Ubuntu wrote over Windows 7
post Dec 11 2010, 01:23 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Hi all,

I screwed up big. I think Ubuntu is really cool, and I jumped right into the installation last night off a live CD. Now, I'm not computer illiterate, I know how to do a few things, but the installation went late into the night and I did something stupid. I had the installation running in a one workspace (which is really cool, btw) and was browsing mozilla in another. Then, I went back to check on the installation and it was stuck on "RF Change in progress!" and saying something about a sleep something or other. I got frustrated and put the computer into suspend.

Stupid, right? So, I immediately turned it back on. Windows 7 will no longer boot. I have to use the Ubuntu live CD to even get on my computer. When I went into restart the installation, it showed two OS's, the Ubuntu I had failed to install completely and the Ubuntu I was about to install.


Are all my files gone? Is windows gone?
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post Dec 12 2010, 11:30 AM
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Its GNU/

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The installation failed but it is impossible to why. I assume that the installer was selected to use the entire disk but there is not enough information provided to really know. I would assume that most of windows is gone and trying to recovery anything would be very difficult. Hopefully anything important has been backed up. Do you want to boot both windows and Ubuntu?

A partition is a way to divide a physical disk into sections. What version of Ubuntu were you trying to install?

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