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Acer Aspire 5253 Wont Boot after failed Linux Installation

by crombiethegreat / June 11, 2013 8:09 AM PDT

I tried to install Linux on my laptop earlier today and it went wrong somehow...after the part of the installation where I selsct the partitions to choose for Linux installation, I got an error that said that the kernel could not be read because they were still in use and that rebbot was recommended. Admittedly, I hit ignore for each of the partitions and I return i got another series of errors saying that the partitions could not be created. So, I closed out the installation and restarted. However, my laptop hung on a blank screen for a few minutes so i manually powered off the laptop by holding down the power button. After powering back on I immediately was greeted by an unfriendly Status: 0x0000225 error which reads that "boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible." I tried to boot directly from my Windows 7 x64 repair disk and reordering the boot order but to no avail. It simply brings me back to the same error screen. I get the same error when I try to boot from the Linux disk as well. Idk what to do anymore, please help!

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Clarification Request
Since you want to install Linux.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2013 10:50 AM PDT

No mention of saving Windows, why not wipe the drive and clean install your OS?

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Nah man
by shcro6 / June 12, 2013 4:57 AM PDT

If possible Id like to keep my Windows installation and have a dual installation

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Then your first attempt looks flawed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2013 5:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Nah man

The last time I installed say "Ubuntu" I used it's own installer but did not tell it which partition to install on. I answered the questions about shrinking the windows partition to make room for Ubuntu. Here's a link about that install.

-> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

It appears you selected an existing partition and have essentially done a flame out, crash and burn.

Try again?
Bob

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Oh dang this looks like it would help
by shcro6 / June 12, 2013 5:34 AM PDT

But now that I have that what am I supposed to do about starting back up to windows? Its not taking my repair disk so im still stuck on this error screen

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You may have to wipe the HDD clean then use restore media.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2013 5:43 AM PDT
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