October 8, 2011 at 8:40 pm #167657VassMember
I recently bought the Samsung Series 9 computer and immediately installed a Ubuntu dual boot system on it.
I seem to have some problem with the Samsung Recovery Solution 5 now. Whenever I try to boot into the recovery partition, it will destroy the master boot record and also the boot record of the windows partition. After this I have to manually reinstall Grub and add windows 7 to the boot menu manually in order to boot again.
Worse though is, that something within Windows is wrong. A lot of windows will not display properly – it is like the text disappears from tabs and windows. Also programs crash regularly. ( I noticed that whenever Chrome browser can’t display a web page properly Explorer will crash, so I think the problems are related). I have nothing installed on the windows partition, so I would like to just reinstall, but unfortunately the Samsung Recovery Solution does not work. After booting into the recovery partition it just claims that it cannot find the windows partition or that it has the wrong size. Likewise, the recovery system within windows claims that it cant find the recovery partition. Is there any way to reinstall from the recovery system or just to create a windows CD to reinstall from?
I appreciate any help.
VassDecember 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm #220518sammyoneMember
Linux does not play well with Windows… it overwrites the MBR – as you found…
Running SRS tries to reinstate (not reinstall) Windows… Grub gets over written…
It is a vicious circle…
There are Posts about rebuilding the Recovery Partition.. but you need the ‘Admin Tool for SRS’
the ‘sticky’ (top post) in N450 and N455 Forum gives some info…
and in the NC10 Forum, the Sticky: [N140] SRS Partition Admin tool made [F4] functional again. gives MORE including a link to the Admin tool
A word of WARNING.
using the Admin tool trashes ALL the HDD it is run on… (I had a C & D partition – D had all my drivers and backups… NOT ANY MORE!)
do not reject any post about Restore because it ‘doesn’t apply’ to your model… it applies to ALL samsung models… it is just that some people with a different model to yours, did the write up.
sorry I cannot go
then the other…
I’m still learning too…
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