[ale] grub rescue

John Pilman jcpilman at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 12:26:18 EST 2012

The company supplied PC has Windows 7 and Linux in a VirtualBox.  I
tried it the other way around, but Windows always dragged with that

I don't have much use for a personal Windows machine.  My laptop is
dual boot, mostly for the learning experience. That is also why I let
Ubuntu encrypt my home directory, not because I needed to secure my
family photos.  And I did get an experience out of it.

By the way, boot-repair worked like a champ.  I am not yet sure if it
needed testdisk to fix the partition first.

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM, Michael Campbell
<michael.campbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> FWIW, after some scary episodes with dual booting and Windows' general
> anti-social behavior with it, I've moved to running a Windows host and my
> Ubuntu "machines" in a VM.  A Linux host with a Windows as a VM also works,
> but for my use not as well.
> With sufficient hardware, they run pretty well together, and I get the best
> (or at least the necessary bits) from both worlds, simultaneously, and I can
> even run my VM off a USB drive and carry it around with me and have my
> complete environment wherever I go.
> I use VirtualBox as my VM container.  No real problems so far to speak of.
>  I'm a Java server side developer, so am running WebSphere tools and Oracle
> on the VM as my day to day routine.

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