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Dual Booting I was using xp in my system and I recently installed vista. After that I installed UBUNTU LINUX 7.04 using a live cd. as usual after the installation has completed I removed the cd and restarted the system. But to my horror the boot screen showed nothing and a message poped up "no operating system found" While installing UBUNTU i used "guided partition use free space". So,how can I make it posible to have both microsoft and linux O.S in my system.

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Possibly by first creating a new partition large enough for Linux OS, but does not solve your problem...try getting a VISTA startup disc from another pc (floppies if you have the drive) and startup from these.

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