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I installed ubuntu with wubi in windows7 64bit, and I had installed Mandriva 2011 with a disk. I tried to learn linux with Ubuntu and misused mke2fs; after I reboot my computer, windows7 and ubuntu has crashed. As I have mandriva, I boot into mandriva and found

# df -h

/dev/sda7 12G 9.8G 1.5G 88% /
/dev/sda2 15G 165M 14G 2% /media/logical
/dev/sda6 119G 88G 32G 74% /media/2C9E85319E84F51C
/dev/sda5 118G 59G 60G 50% /media/D25A6DDE5A6DBFB9
/dev/sda9 100G 188M 100G 1% /media/ae69134a-a65e-488f-ae7f-150d1b5e36a6
/dev/sda1 100M 122K 100M 1% /media/DELLUTILITY
/dev/sda3 98G 81G 17G 83% /media/OS

# fdisk /dev/sda
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd24f801e

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 2048 206847 102400 6 FAT16
/dev/sda2 * 206848 30926847 15360000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 30926848 235726847 102400000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 235728864 976771071 370521104 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 235728896 481488895 122880000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda6 727252992 976771071 124759040 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda7 481500243 506674034 12586896 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 506674098 514851119 4088511 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda9 514851183 727246484 106197651 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

I think I may used the following command

mke2fs -j -L "logical"/dev/sda2

but I had forgotten what kind of partition it was before I transfered it into ext3

Data was not lost, and I can view my files as I could in Windows In Mandriva, there are following disks; 117.2G hard disk, files in it is the same as my Windows D:, and ubuntu was installed in it;119.0G hard disk is my G:, with my personal files in it;12.0G is the same with mandriva / (with means root), 101.3G hard disk with nothing but lost+found;DELLUTILITY should be Dell computer utilities preinstalled in my computer ;logical is the disk which I had spoiled;and OS is the C: in my Windows.

After I boot, grub let me choose Mandriva or Windows. I chose windows and it tells me:FILE system type unknown, partition type 0x7 Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format I doubt something wrong with ubuntu grub

# cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
timeout 5
color black/cyan yellow/cyan
gfxmenu (hd0,6)/boot/gfxmenu
default 0

title linux
kernel (hd0,6)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=UUID=199581b7-ac7e-4c5f-9888-24c4f213cad8 nokmsboot logo.nologo quiet resume=UUID=34c546e4-9c42-4526-aa64-bbdc0e9d64fd splash=silent vga=788
initrd (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img

title linux-nonfb
kernel (hd0,6)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=UUID=199581b7-ac7e-4c5f-9888-24c4f213cad8 nokmsboot resume=UUID=34c546e4-9c42-4526-aa64-bbdc0e9d64fd
initrd (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img

title failsafe
kernel (hd0,6)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=UUID=199581b7-ac7e-4c5f-9888-24c4f213cad8 nokmsboot failsafe
initrd (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img

title windows
root (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

I can boot into linux, but not ubuntu, it boot into Mandriva

I dont have a boot disk

Help me find a way to make it work again, Thanks in advance.

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This is the wrong place for this kind of question. Try on askubuntu.com. –  Zagorax Sep 8 '12 at 8:26
@terdon, as you can see, it was posted on stackoverflow when I commented. Of course, that was not the right place. –  Zagorax Sep 8 '12 at 12:53
Sorry @Zagorax, my bad, saw both question and comment on SO and I thought the coment came after the migration. Deleting my comment to avoid confusion. –  terdon Sep 8 '12 at 15:49

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