Linux Mint Running WIndows 7 Bootloader

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Dec 3, 2009
  1. Myidentityisasec
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    Newcomer Myidentityisasec Advanced Member

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    I installed linux mint then went to easy bcd, reinstalled the vista bootloader, and booted up. I got "THE BLACK SCREEN OF DOOOOOOOOOM!!!!" HEWP!
     
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    Use a Windows Vista DVD to restore the bootloader.
     
  3. Frederica Bernkastel

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    Explain in further detail, where is the black screen coming from. Mint or the bootloader.
     
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    Take the Vista DVD, stick it in the drive, boot it up by manually selecting it or using the bios to configure CD/DVD as first boot.

    Select Repair and you can either let it automatically repair or run command prompt and type:

    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot

    Then restart.
     
  5. Frederica Bernkastel

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    He's using windows 7, which probably explains the black screen.
    SuperGRUB much?
     
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    Ugh...it doesn't matter what version they both work the same way. If you're using Windows 7 then put the Windows 7 DVD in. Also, he plainly states that he has the Vista bootloader.
     
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    or you could just use ms-sys from a linux live cd.

    Code:
    ms-sys --mbr7 /dev/sda
     
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    why not use the mint loader?

    it looks good
     

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