I have a dual boot computer with Windows 7 and Ubuntu on it. Recently, i was working in Windows7 and my flash had crashed, the computer rebooted to
Error: Partition not found. Grub Rescue>
I had made a Ubuntu Live CD and attempted at fixing it with lilo, I managed to get Grub to work, but I wasn't able to boot up windows.
I went back into Live and did
sudo apt-get install syslinux;
sudo dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda. I did the same again after rebooting into Windows7 had failed since it was complaining about not being able to load the kernel.
I had done it on sda2 and I reboot to see that it said the OS is missing. now, I did
sudo fdisk -lu and I got the following:
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0xe635605c Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 0 0 0 6 FAT16 /dev/sda2 * 2048 206847 102400 de Dell Utility /dev/sda3 206848 20686847 10240000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda4 20686848 143566847 61440000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
I am sure sda1 was not like that...And I can't do cfdisk. It's giving me this error:
FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 1: Partition ends before sector 0