Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 Ultimate

#1
Hey I have a problem.

When I installed Ubuntu about a month ago, it failed the first time, so I reinstalled it, but I hit Install Along Side other system, not advanced to overwrite the first installation.

So now I have 2 installations of Ubuntu and one of Windows 7 Ultimate, but with only one Ubuntu and Windows 7 working.

And just today I did this: Ubuntu - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki and after this, it started using the old installation of Ubuntu where I don't have ANY files, because they are all on the other installation of Ubuntu.

Basically what I'm asking is if there's a way that I can either:
A. point the MBR to the new installation of Ubuntu with all the files
or
B. ...just pick the first one!

Thanks in advance!
Gage Henry

P.S.: Here's some of my statistics:
Acer Aspire One D260 with 2gb stick of ram, and dual- (tri- )booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu (2 times!!)
Using EasyBCD 2.0.2
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#3
Sure. Just boot into Windows, open disk management, and format the wrong/old Ubuntu partition. Everything should be coming up roses then.
 
#4
Sure. Just boot into Windows, open disk management, and format the wrong/old Ubuntu partition. Everything should be coming up roses then.
Ok, so how can I do this?? Because won't the computer still point at the non-file Ubuntu?:wtf:

EDIT: SCRATCH THAT! I see what you mean! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

EDIT2: I don't know which partition the corrupted one was on!
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#5
Boot into the old ubuntu to find out.