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Old 07-28-2016, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am using a live linux distro as of now. I wanted to install it in some free space I have on my Hard Drive. This is where I messed up. I couldn't proceed with the installation because I had to complete one of the steps. I still can't complete it:

http://imgur.com/a/t0RgA

(when I click the step)

http://imgur.com/a/ExwsQ

(when I click "Done")

http://imgur.com/a/IEqEo

So then I used Gparted to mess around with the space I intend to install the distro in. But with so many tries, it still didn't let me complete. I gave up, and when I booted, some error words appeared.
I hope I didn't mess up my Win10, I DO NOT want to re-install it again.
So what to do now?

Btw, I'm using Fedora

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The space I want to install it in is the /dev/sda2
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So sda2 has what on it?
Looks like sda3 is WIndows.
What about sda5?

If you have a Windows 10 flash drive, you can rebuild the bootloader that way...unless you want to use GRUB as the bootloader, then you'll need to boot off of one of your Linux installers and rebuild the GRUB bootloader.

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So sda2 has what on it?
Nothing.

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What about sda5?
It's Linux Mint

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If you have a Windows 10 flash drive, you can rebuild the bootloader that way
The only flash drive I have is being used atm for Fedora.

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unless you want to use GRUB as the bootloader, then you'll need to boot off of one of your Linux installers and rebuild the GRUB bootloader.
Sure, I just want Windows back ASAP.

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I see what happened. When trying to install Fedora, I overwrote the Master Boot Record. I'm going to search for a solution.
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Here's what shows when booting:
error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/ normal.mod' not found
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue >
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You can use TestDisk to write a new MBR to the disk after detecting the windows partition. Fixed a similar issue for me in the past
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https://tweakhound.com/2012/11/13/ho...ws-bootloader/
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Oops, forgot to answer. Sorry, I was out for a few days where I had no Internet connection. I ended up reinstalling Windows. Fixing the bootloader was very confusing. Thanks, anyways.
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