Installed Linux Mint 9

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Installed Linux Mint 9

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Installed Linux Mint 9 to run along side windows vista as i have a few of the older Linux mint 8 programs installed, but when i boot up, windows vista is not in the list ,so i cannot login to my vista account, is there anyway i can get to run Microsoft vista or get it back on the list when i reboot my computer

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Can you give the list of what does appear in Grub when you boot? Did Vista show up on the list with Mint 8?

You can download a bootable ISO called GAG which will let you access your Windows partition until you get Grub fixed.

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joiner wrote:Installed Linux Mint 9 to run along side windows vista as i have a few of the older Linux mint 8 programs installed, but when i boot up, windows vista is not in the list ,so i cannot login to my vista account, is there anyway i can get to run Microsoft vista or get it back on the list when i reboot my computer
Terminal commands

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sudo os-prober

sudo update-grub
If that does not work, so ..

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sudo apt-get install --reinstall libdebian-installer4

sudo os-prober

sudo update-grub
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Grub2#Dual-booting

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Hi Thanks for the help, typed in the commands in the terminal but vista not showing, vista was in the list with Linux mint 9 ( isdora ) and 8 i had about 6 Linux 8 programs some did not work when i installed them, but Linux 8 and 9 and vista did, when i installed Linux mint 9 (flukbox )yesterday i think it ask me about removing windows not sure but i said yes. should i try the next box below with help, says something about going to the grub site,

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Been to the grub site and copied the the lines in the terminal but vista still not in the list at boot up

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Please can you tell me there i go to download bookable ISO called GAG

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joiner wrote:Please can you tell me there i go to download bookable ISO called GAG
This is the site where you can download it..

http://gag.sourceforge.net/

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joiner wrote:when i installed Linux mint 9 (flukbox )yesterday i think it ask me about removing windows not sure but i said yes
Please elaborate a bit on what you just said. If you truly deleted Windows, i.e. the partition on which Windows resides, I'm afraid that there isn't a single bootloader in the world which can restore it for you.
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Hi i installed Linux Mint 9, i had the dot highlighted to run side by side of windows when it asked, but it asked me something about removing something but i cannot remember what, it installed OK, but as i said vista was not on the list, got about 6 Ubuntu programs which i don't use, do you think if i could remove them vista would show in the list ? or am i stuck with the 6 programs to stay in the list

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Downloaded GAG and installed it, as you said, now i can boot up to vista, can i switch to linux or will i have to reinstall linux mint

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If you are using GAG, from what I understand, you have to install Grub on the Linux partition before GAG will boot that partition. I am not sure exactly what is involved in doing this, though.

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