debian install broke windows 10

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debian install broke windows 10

Postby rasmus393 » 2018-08-25 19:05

Hey everybody
i tried to install debian as a dualboot where i have both windows 10 and debian 9
but something went wrong and windows is just returning an error saying there was a recent software of hardware change

i can see that the windows install is still there in the filetree and if i do os-proberr it returns:
/dev/sda7:Windows Recovery Environment:Windows:chain
/dev/sdb1:Windows Recovery Environment:Windows1:chain
i want to mention that i think that /dev/sda7/ is the bootable windows 10 that i downloaded in an attempt to try and fix windows

any help would be apreciated i really dont know what to do from here?
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Re: debian install broke windows 10

Postby @ttila » 2018-08-25 19:14

Some weeks ago i lost grub (i use testing) and this guide saved my life :mrgreen:. Hope it helps :wink:
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Re: debian install broke windows 10

Postby rasmus393 » 2018-08-25 20:03

the download link doesnt seem to work can i just boot into any linux live disk to do the commands ?
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Re: debian install broke windows 10

Postby Loci.Cantos » 2018-08-25 21:04

This is the link address @ttila posted: https://wiki.debian.org/GrubEFIReinstall
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Re: debian install broke windows 10

Postby @ttila » 2018-08-26 07:39

rasmus393 wrote:the download link doesnt seem to work can i just boot into any linux live disk to do the commands ?


Just tested and it works, yes you can use any live distro but i suggest rEFInd because it scans your HD to find all installed OS and it can boots them.
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Re: debian install broke windows 10

Postby debiman » 2018-08-26 07:52

rasmus393 wrote:but something went wrong and windows is just returning an error saying there was a recent software of hardware change

isn't that correct?

unless (*) it's not actually windows, but the bootloader that is issuing the message.
please be precise.

(*) this reminds me of this joke:
A programmer's wife was sending him to the corner store. She told him, "Get a loaf of bread. And if they have eggs, get a dozen."
He returned and put twelve loaves of bread on the table. "Why did you get so much bread?" she asked.
He replied, "They had eggs."
--- so, nerds, before somebody stumbles over the flaws in my argumentation: my use of "unless" was not logical, but rhethorical!
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