PROBLEM WITH GRUB
I) UBUNTU “ATE” MY WINDOWS!
Grub Problem Solution website: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
After security updates I lost GRUB system choice and used this website to resolve it.
Didn’t work so I paste recommended link:
Boot successfully repaired.
Please write on a paper the following URL:
In case you still experience boot problem, indicate this URL to:
email@example.com or to your favorite support forum.
You can now reboot your computer.
Please do not forget to make your BIOS boot on sdc (250GB) disk!
SOLUTION TO MY PROBLEM:
Set Up Windows 7 CD used (must be the same as installed I presume that the vrsion as well !!!!!!!!!!!!)
Went to the “Command Prompt” Window and entered option 1 below:
Option 1) to restore boot loading file enter: bootrec /fixmbr
Option 2) to restore boot loading esctor (if changed) type this: bootrec /fixboot
I READ SOMEWHERE THAT GOOD PRACTICE IS TO INSTALL SYSTEMS SEPARATELY AND WITH DISCONNECTED HARD DRIVE WITH EXISTING SYSTEM SO ONLY WAY TO CHOOSE SYSTEM WOULD BE SELECTION OF BOOTABLE DRIVE IN BIOS.
II) WINDOWS “ATE” MY UBUNTU!
I had Windows which required re-installation – what a surprise. On separate HDD (not only partition) I have my CAE Linux 2013. It is a very common problem that windows BootLoader overwrites GRUB. So to recreate GRUB I did this:
sudo fdisk -l –> Lists all drives and partitions with extension descriptions.
sudo mount /dev/sdXY /mnt —> mounts partition where you expect to have or want your GRUB to be installed. X – usually alphabetic symbol e.g. a,b,c,d… / Y – usually numeric symbol e.g. 1;2… This time I have chosen to have my GRUB to be installed in separate partition than Windows Boot Loader so hopefully next time I won’t have the problem.
sudo grub-install –root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sdX - installs GRUB in selected HDD, the same as mounted above.
sudo update-grub – after rebooting PC this command should find Windows to be able have selectable booting menu. It didn’t quite work for me but I am able to select OS’s through BIOS.
MOZILLA THUNDERBIRD WINDOWS TO LINUX
1. To find folder with settings in windows by pasting %APPDATA%\Thunderbird\Profiles\ to start search files window.
2. Paste the folder to location where other Firebird is installed
3. Change profiles.ini by redirecting Path=Profiles/ to the pasted folder (usually it is just changing name)