Quad Boot, Linux Boot Problems! HELP!!!
Ok, I am new here and pretty new to Linux and so you may need to be patient with me ;)
Here is my problem.
I recently formatted my PC that was running Vista and XP on a dual boot, running with no problems but decided to do a clean up. Now I had messed with Ubuntu from a disc and decided to add that to the system. I was installing onto a single 500GB hard drive that I had partitioned.
I installed in this order, XP Pro, then Ubuntu 8.10, then Vista Ultimate. All was running fine with a triple boot and then I decided to add the beta of Windows 7 to test things, again I installed this onto a new partition and again it was all running fine and I chose my system boot from the menu as I started the PC with Vista as the default boot.
I then got a hold of Ubuntu Ultimtate on disc and tested it and liked what I saw so I decided to replace Ubuntu 8.10 with the Ubuntu Ultimate, however I had to uninstall Ubuntu to add the new Ubuntu Ultimate which I did and it installed fine.
Now start the problems, all 4 systems are on ok, but I now only get the Windows systems showing in the boot menu and allthough Ubuntu Ultimate is installed there is no boot option and no way I can start the system on the PC. Now from what I read I am guessing Windows Vista or Windows 7 removed the bootloader that enables Linux to boot and I am clueless as to how to get it back.
If I try to boot into Linux from the menu (I added an entry using EasyBCD) then I just get a black screen saying "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"
I also downloaded and put Super Grub Disc onto a disc and followed some instructions for that but ended with an error message and still I have no luck.
Can anyone help me or give me a walkthrough fix, I am generally pretty competant on Windows systems and with drive partitioning etc, but Linux I am clueless to be honest and so just hope someone here can help me get this started again.
My hard drives/partitions are set up as follows (2x 500GB Hard Drives)
C = Vista (Drive 1 : 300GB Partition)
D = XP (Drive 1 : 50 GB Partition)
E = Storage Space (Drive 2 : 465GB not partitioned)
F = Windows 7 (Drive 1 : 50GB Partition)
G = Linux Ubuntu (Drive 1 : 50GB Partition)
H = Storage Space for Drivers and Instillation Files (Drive 1 : 15GB)
Any help or guidance to fix thios would be VERY much appreciated.