I installed Ubuntu successfully by using
nolapic. When I booted into the installed operating system, all that the screen showed was several multi colored bars (This must have been my 10,000th installation attempt.)
I decided to get rid of Ubuntu by simply deleting the partition and re-partitioning it as a blank drive. This caused an error on boot.
error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>
I reinstalled Ubuntu so I could get Grub working again and boot into Windows 7, but I want grub and Ubuntu gone for good.
I am running the MSI GT683DX with
- IntelCore i7-2670QM
- NVIDIA GTX 570m / 1.5 GDDR5
- 750GB HDD 7200 RPM
- 12GB of DDR3 RAM
I also ran the Windows startup repair tool several times. I cannot access my full Ubuntu installation (Although I can get to a terminal through live USB I would prefer to just solve this in Windows).
I tried to run
sudo apt-get install boot-info-script but I get
$ sudo apt-get install boot-info-script Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package boot-info-script
$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x9401091d Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 23207935 11602944 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE /dev/sda2 * 23207936 23412735 102400 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE /dev/sda3 23412736 888453119 432520192 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda4 1449523198 1465147391 7812097 5 Extended Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary. /dev/sda5 1449523200 1465147391 7812096 83 Linux Disk /dev/sdb: 16.0 GB, 16008609792 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1946 cylinders, total 31266816 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: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 32 31266815 15633392 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
Partition 4 is 276gb of unallocated space. sda5 is obviously the ubuntu installation. I did not use a swap space partition because I only installed ubuntu so I could boot into windows.
sda1 is the recovery I believe.