Hello All!!! I am in need of assistance on a particular matter, amd seeing as I am definately a nOOb, here it goes:
Let me start off by giving you a pre-requisite of how my partitions WERE setup:
sda1-Restore partition [Factory loaded OS files, etc(Which I intend to keep)]
sda2-Windows Vista [I shrunk original PC partition, then used unallocated space for Mint 6 install]
sda3-Linux Mint ext3 Filesystem
sda4-Linux Swap space
that's the first HD... Which is a 600gb SATA2, in case that's important
...now for the second HD: [500gb SATA2]
sdb1-Windows 7 beta (also intend to keep)
Ok... when I installed Linux Mint, this setup worked perfect, and all operating systems would boot up normally... Untill... I used partition editor to Shrink the Windows Vista partition(sda2), which might I add took a very long time. Afterwards I decided to delete the Windows Vista Partition altogether and format the free space into ext3 partition for linux use later. Now I cannot boot Windows 7, because (I am assuming here) the windows bootloader was installed on the same partition as Windows Vista, which is now an ext3 partition.
Can someone please tell me how to setup my grub to boot Mint and Windows 7 without having to use the repair utility on the windows 7 installation DVD?? I need a step by step instruction process, because like I said, I'm relatively new to the Linux operating environment. Hopefully this can be accomplished easily without too much hassle, and preferably without screwing with my linux install.
Any help is greatly appreciated ...Dave