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Solved Triple Boot WIN 7/8 and Linux

nirmit14

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I installed Windows 8 few days and found that the partition on which I had installed linux is Empty.
Previously I had Win 7 and linux on dual boot. Win 7 was on different hard drive and Linux was in different hard drive. I have installed Windows 8 on the same hard drive where linux was installed though the partitions are different. I checked disk management and it shows the Linux partition- Empty. Also the Visual BCD doesn't shows the linux loader. just win 7 n 8. So Is it possible to get back the files on the linux partition anyhow? If not, then Will Win 8 be affected if I install linux again?( just as linux was deleted when I installed Win 8)

I have attached screenshots of Disk Management and Visual BCD.
The First partition is where I installed Linux.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate
    CPU
    Intes Core 2 Quad 6600, OCed to 3 ghz
    Motherboard
    AsRock G41
    Memory
    Gskill dual channel 6GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon 6770HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL ST2220L
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 250 Gb Internal
    1x Seagate Green 1.5 Tb
    1x Seagate GoFlex 500 Gb Portable
    Keyboard
    Logitech mk320 combo
    Internet Speed
    1 mbps

gazzacbr

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sorry for your loss... but microsoft isnt...
i have 2 hard drives in my laptop. i use terabyte bootit to manage them.
there are many os's on the main drive (1) and data and backups on the drive in the dvd bay (0).
windows 8 will try to make a separate boot partition on drive 0 wherever that is. as long i have my nfts partition there, it will leave it alone and put the boot files in there also. i then just copy the files back again and edit the bcd.
if drive 0 is empty or first partition is unrecognised, windows will make its own partition, overwriting what was there.
is that what happened?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8, win 7, ubuntu 12, osx lion
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 6920g laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 T8300
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 9500M

nirmit14

New Member
sorry for your loss... but microsoft isnt...
i have 2 hard drives in my laptop. i use terabyte bootit to manage them.
there are many os's on the main drive (1) and data and backups on the drive in the dvd bay (0).
windows 8 will try to make a separate boot partition on drive 0 wherever that is. as long i have my nfts partition there, it will leave it alone and put the boot files in there also. i then just copy the files back again and edit the bcd.
if drive 0 is empty or first partition is unrecognised, windows will make its own partition, overwriting what was there.
is that what happened?

not exactly that, but what you said happened to me before. boot Loader showed both 7 and 8. But Windows 7 was not booting up. I solved it as u said by copying the files back again. But there are no signs of Linux present anywhere :(

In my case, Drive 1 with 235gb partition had linux but its showing me 100% empty and also no boot loader is present. This happened after I installed Win 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate
    CPU
    Intes Core 2 Quad 6600, OCed to 3 ghz
    Motherboard
    AsRock G41
    Memory
    Gskill dual channel 6GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon 6770HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL ST2220L
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 250 Gb Internal
    1x Seagate Green 1.5 Tb
    1x Seagate GoFlex 500 Gb Portable
    Keyboard
    Logitech mk320 combo
    Internet Speed
    1 mbps

boyans

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To view the Linux/ext3/ext4 partition - use "ext2fsd" utility.
It installs a driver in Windows and after you map the partition
you can use Windows Explorer to view contents of ext2/ext3/ext4 file system (Linux file system).

To create a loader for Linux:
1. Copy file /boot/grub/boot.img to c: (Windows root folder)
2. Create boot sector loader (using right click in Visual BCD)
3. Amend drive and path in boot sector loader to point to c:\boot.img
(double click drive element - edit, dbl click path element - edit)

boot.img contains Linux boot sector code (for GRUB2)
for GRUB Legacy (earlier Linux versions) the boot sector code is "stage1"
See detail explanations - Dual boot Windows 7 and Linux/UNIX

Next version (0.9.4) of Visual BCD will create Linux loaders automatically (just click and select from list).
Release of next version is planned soon.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Notebook
    CPU
    Intel

nirmit14

New Member
To view the Linux/ext3/ext4 partition - use "ext2fsd" utility.
It installs a driver in Windows and after you map the partition
you can use Windows Explorer to view contents of ext2/ext3/ext4 file system (Linux file system).

To create a loader for Linux:
1. Copy file /boot/grub/boot.img to c: (Windows root folder)
2. Create boot sector loader (using right click in Visual BCD)
3. Amend drive and path in boot sector loader to point to c:\boot.img
(double click drive element - edit, dbl click path element - edit)

boot.img contains Linux boot sector code (for GRUB2)
for GRUB Legacy (earlier Linux versions) the boot sector code is "stage1"
See detail explanations - Dual boot Windows 7 and Linux/UNIX

Next version (0.9.4) of Visual BCD will create Linux loaders automatically (just click and select from list).
Release of next version is planned soon.

Thanks a lot boyans. This solved my problem and also got my files back :)
now I can access Win 7/8 and linux

Glad to have such people in this forum.. Cheers !!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate
    CPU
    Intes Core 2 Quad 6600, OCed to 3 ghz
    Motherboard
    AsRock G41
    Memory
    Gskill dual channel 6GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon 6770HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL ST2220L
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 250 Gb Internal
    1x Seagate Green 1.5 Tb
    1x Seagate GoFlex 500 Gb Portable
    Keyboard
    Logitech mk320 combo
    Internet Speed
    1 mbps

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