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Although I cannot verify it now due to lack of time, according to this guide, the correct entry type is bootsector, whereas the entry type in your configuration is somehow that of a firmware application. I suggest recreating the entry.
If all you need is to look up some files, you can easily mount the .vmdk file in your own Linux, without any need of a VM: losetup /dev/loop0 /path/to/your/file.vmdk losetup -o 32256 /dev/loop1 /dev/loop0 mount /dev/loop1 /your/mount/point The trick lies in the offset, 32256 in this case. This will work for the first partition, but if you do not wish ...
Create a Crashbang Linux VM, boot your VM from is and then mount either the VMDK or the original backup as a secondary volume. See from page 7 of the VMWare userguide on how to mount an image as a separate partition this here.
You should be able to add Ubuntu to your Windows boot menu with a boot manager like EasyBCD (freeware), or you can boot from an Ubuntu Live CD and re-install grub, which will recognise both W7 and Ubuntu.
I found a link for a program I can use that will fix the MBR without destroying grub2: http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/03/10/restore-the-windows-bootloader-to-mbr-after-dual-booting-with-linux/
This is what some USB mass storage devices return if they have trouble making sense of the data. I have a lexar 8 in 1 card reader, and on some SDxc cards, while doing the write performance from debian palimpset, the reader just die with that error. and then the card will give that error on that reader forever. if i put the card on a smarter/less buggy ...
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