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Stuck at recovery environment.

  1. #21


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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    You can reset the BIOS by using the Default/FailSafe options in the BIOS.
    Also, try other ports in case that one is broken.
    Also try remaking the files on the USB drive.

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  2. #22


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    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    is there a tool like:
    Microsoft Store Online
    which can run on kubuntu?
    i found my old kubuntu cd.

    and it works the same in every port. and setting default in bios didn't work
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  3. #23


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    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Is there anything readable on the USB drive at all? -if so you may be able to copy it off to the Hard disk.

    Pendrive linux has a USB multibooter for iso files which you can make booting with a live linux cd Boot Multiple ISO from USB via Grub2 using Linux | USB Pen Drive Linux

    if you have the windows 8 iso or the windows 7 iso on your machine it may be able to use that iso file

    the menu.lst (Grub.cfg) entry for the windows 7 iso is:

    title win7-SP1 ISO
    find --set-root /en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x86_dvd_619077.iso
    map /en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x86_dvd_619077.iso (hd32)
    map --hook
    chainloader (hd32)

    for the windows 8 RP it is

    title Boot Windows8-ReleasePreview-32bit-English.iso
    find --set-root /Windows8-ReleasePreview-32bit-English.iso
    map /Windows8-ReleasePreview-32bit-English.iso (hd32)
    map --hook
    chainloader (hd32)

    make sure the filenames are the same in the menu as on your drive.

    afterthought

    Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

    the NTPASSWD bootable disk allows you to blank off the admin password in any Windows NT inc Vista 7 and 8 afaik

    title Offline NT Password & Registy Editor
    find --set-root /cd100627.iso
    map /cd100627.iso (hd32)
    map --hook
    chainloader (hd32)
    Last edited by fafhrd; 25 Jun 2012 at 13:16.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 146
    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    it seems like usb should work fine. idk why it doesn't.
    i have win8cp iso on my hard drive, but am unable to copy to usb.
    i have done as instructed but recieved following:

    The partition table has been altered!

    Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.

    WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy.
    The kernel still uses the old table. The new table will be used at
    the next reboot or after you run partprobe(8) or kpartx(8)
    Syncing disks.

    what do i do now?
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  5. #25


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    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Right - so you are using fdisk in Kubuntu to set up the USB to be bootable. The next command is supposed to be d to delete existing partition try ignoring the warning

    All these are a list of actions which will be run when you finally issue the w command to write them
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  6. #26


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    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    yes, and everything is ok until i type w
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  7. #27


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    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Mirac7 View Post
    it seems like usb should work fine. idk why it doesn't.
    i have win8cp iso on my hard drive, but am unable to copy to usb.
    i have done as instructed but recieved following:

    The partition table has been altered!

    Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.

    WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy.
    The kernel still uses the old table. The new table will be used at
    the next reboot or after you run partprobe(8) or kpartx(8)
    Syncing disks.

    what do i do now?
    Linux gives copious warnings - I think you can just follow the instructions the umount command next,

    II. Create a Fat32 Filesystem on the USB Flash Drive:

    1. Type umount /dev/sdx1 (to unmount the mounted partition)
    2. Type mkfs.vfat -F 32 -n MULTIBOOT /dev/sdx1 (to format the partition as fat32)

    III. Install Grub2 on the USB Flash Drive:

    1. Type mkdir /media/MULTIBOOT (to create a directory for the mountpoint)
    2. Type mount /dev/sdx1 /media/MULTIBOOT (to mount the USB)
    3. Type grub-install --force --no-floppy --root-directory=/media/MULTIBOOT /dev/sdx (to install Grub2)
    4. Type cd /media/MULTIBOOT/boot/grub (to change directory)
    5. Type wget pendrivelinux.com/downloads/multibootlinux/grub.cfg(to get the grub.cfg file
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  8. #28


    Posts : 146
    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    edited:
    i am gettin this
    mkdir: cannot create directory `/dev/sdg1': File exists
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  9. #29


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    did the fat32 format proceed ok?
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  10. #30


    Posts : 146
    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    yes
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