12-19-2011 06:43 AM - edited 12-19-2011 06:48 AM
After installing Ubuntu 10.04 as a dual-boot OS off the Live CD, whenever I turn on the netbook I get the Lenovo splash page, then a blank screen, then the splash page, then blank screen...infinite loop!
I figure if I reinstalled Ubuntu as a single-boot OS erasing everything else on the HDD it would work fine, but I really need to keep Win7 for work-related reasons. I don't mind losing my Windows docs, just want to keep the OS.
What are my options, if any? Is there any way I could use the MS Win7 Product Key on the bottom of the machine to get a direct download of the OS?
Thanks for your help!
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12-19-2011 07:56 AM
12-19-2011 10:49 AM
I just did the standard default install off the Ubuntu Live CD, which automatically resized the HDD's partitions.
As for Lenovo One Key, I don't remember if that was one of the Lenovo utilities that I uninstalled when I first got the machine or not. Is there a keyboard shortcut that I can use to try to activate it?
In any case, yes please provide the URL for the ISO download of Win7, it will be my last resort but comforting to have it at hand...thanks!
12-19-2011 01:30 PM
12-24-2011 11:40 AM
ahhhhhhhhh! Thanks so much, I got caught up in other stuff and finally came back to this thread, after a little bit of Googling I figured out how to activate One Key Recovery.
Needless to say, I will not attempt to dual-boot-install Ubuntu on this machine ever again...LOL!