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i have ubuntu 12.04 downloaded along side my windows 7 sony viao laptop, ive used it for a couple of months, yesterday i decided to boot onto windows then it did something that messed up ubuntu. when ever i select ubuntu in the selection where there is ubuntu and windows, when ever i select it it gives me this error

minimal BASH-LIKE line editing is supported for the first word, Tab list possible command completion anywhere else. Tab list possible device or file completions grub>

now i have a usb which has ubuntu 12.04 on it i booted on it to use the Boot-repair application that was supposed to re-install GRUB but it didnt work this is the link that has info on my partition

Further more it seems like ubuntu/Linux is not listed as one of the partitions

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sda1 2048 38791167 19394560 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE

/dev/sda2 * 38791168 39507967 358400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

/dev/sda3 39507968 1250261679 605376856 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT


  1. i have a ubuntu installed on my hard drive
  2. i try to boot ubuntu and it doesnt work
  3. i tried using boot-repair application from my usb-drive and it didnt work

    how do i go on about fixing this problem of mine? Many thanks

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