I am having issues installing Mint Linux (as you are aware from the topic, lol)
I am intent on Dual-Booting Mint Linux 14 Cinnamon with Windows 7 as the primary boot device, but a problem exists from my Ubuntu installation/uninstallation.
About a day or two ago, I used a USB to install Ubuntu and created its separate partitions so that it wouldn't take over the main boot method of Windows. I decided that I didn't like it so I deleted the partitions it made. Now considering I created its own partitions so that it could boot from them, it shouldn't have overwritten the MBR or at least that was the main purpose of creating custom partitions. However, when I enter the boot manager I can still see Ubuntu listed, and when booted it goes into a recovery shell. I've even tried programs that would fix the MBR. Now this leads into a problem with installing Mint.
I installed mint, created its own boot sector, but I have reason to believe that the ubuntu problems are still keeping me from using Mint. The partitions were made but I couldn't access the installation to use Mint by any means. It existed on the computer but there was no way to access it, The Ubuntu boot loader was still in it's recovery shell. Can someone please help me restore order to my laptop?
Summation of Problems:
Ubuntu won't be fully removed
Windows boot manager doesn't initiate on its own
Mint doesn't have a boot option (possibly due to Ubuntu) has since been removed
The laptop DOES NOT have a disc drive. It's a budget portable laptop. I've done everything via bootable USB.