Ubuntu :: GRUB Does Not Find WIndows 7 Partition?

Jan 7, 2011

I messed up my mbr by deleting my other drive which I guess had the MBR for both my OS (2 Windows 7's). So i installed Ubuntu in an attempt to fix it all hoping to get the GRUB. It then booted directly into Ubuntu.So I ran bootsect.exe tx the mbr and it said success.Still boots into Ubuntu directly without and grub.

I ran sudo update-grub
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin

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Ubuntu :: Grub - Lost My Windows Partition - Can't Find Menu.lst In /boot/grub

Nov 1, 2010

I got ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx along with windows (dual boot) and using Grub. On my computer, I have my C:/ (programs) and D:/ (data). I've never used my D:/ before that day that I've lost my windows partition on my grub menu. I usually use my D:/ with windows. The first time I used my D:/ to store data with linux, I lost my windows option in my grub menu. I'm not sure what I did wrong but I do want to restore my windows option in my grub menu.

After "fdisk -l",

I checked in /boot/grub and there is no menu.lst to modify. how I can get back my windows option in my grub menu ?

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General :: Windows - Deleting Linux Partition And Grub Boot Loader Without Affecting The Windows Partition At All?

Aug 30, 2011

I am currently running a dual boot machine with Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows Vista.Is there any way I can delete the Linux partition and Grub boot loader without affecting the Windows partition at all?I would also like to be able to repartition all of the space that was previously occupied by Linux.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Access Or Even Find Files On Windows Partition Or Windows Partition Itself

Sep 24, 2010

After several times install & reinstall,i got a stable dual boot vista / ubuntu 10.10.,but i can't access or even see my windows partition from ubuntu,i installed my dual boot with wubu this time,in previous installation when i didn't use wubi , i didn't have such a problem & windows partition with all my files in it (windows files,media ,etc,) was easily accessible from "places" on ubuntu . I already disabled windows firewall & other security options but nothing changed

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Ubuntu :: Use A Windows-based Recovery Partition On A Dual-boot Computer To Overwrite Partition And Remove GRUB Loader?

Mar 9, 2010

is it possible to use a Windows-based recovery partition on a dual-boot computer to overwrite the Ubuntu partition and remove the GRUB loader? For instance, if you booted up your computer, accessed the hidden recovery partition and used it to reset the computer to it's factory default settings, would that effectively remove the Ubuntu partition and the GRUB loader? Would a completely new installation of Windows overwrite/uninstall Ubuntu and GRUB automatically?

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Ubuntu :: Grub Can't Find Partition At Boottime

Sep 14, 2010

I had my HD partitioned with Win7 and 2 versions of Xubuntu (32 and 64 bit). and Grub as multiboot loader. I removed the 32 bit version and assigned the free space to the 64 bit version using the Gparted bootCD, but now Grub can't find any partition anymore at boottime. All I get is this message and prompt when I try to boot my computer: error: no such partition grub rescue. My Linux partition is supposed to be sda6. When using the 'ls' command I get quite few entries, from which one is (hd0,6), which is sda6 I suppose.I can list the contents of directories on (hd0,6).I've tried instrucions from this page, but many commands don't work, like 'linux', 'initrd' and 'boot'.I really don't want to loose my current OS's. Is there a way to recover fom this so I get the Grub boot menu with my Win7 and Xubuntu entries again?

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Ubuntu :: Grub Cannot Find Partition / Set It To Search?

Jun 27, 2011

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a clean hard drive. Everything went well and I ended up giving /home it's own partition. After a while I figured I would dual boot with windows 7 and my mbr got overwritten. Now after this happened I googles how to fix it and found the same answer almost everywhere. It had me go into terminal and run grub an find my partition and setup grub again. All of this was done off a livecd. The only problem was that my livecd didn't have the grub shell installed. Everytime I ran "sudo grub" it would say "sudo: grub: command not found" I tried to install it but it kept giving me errors and I only once actually got into grub, but it could not find my partition. Whenever I typed "find /boot/grub/stage1" it said directory does not exist. So I attempted to fix it my own way. I installed another version of ubuntu along Sid the first. This allowed me to triple boot between the two versions of ubuntu and windows 7. So I booted into my original ubuntu (11.04) and deleted the older version of ubuntu with gparted. I deleted the partition and restarted, but when I restarted I got an error saying that grub could not find the partition. I can boot into my original ubuntu through the ultimate boot cd but it is a round a bout way of doing it. Is there anyway I can set grub to search for ubuntu 11.04 on startup instead of the deleted version of ubuntu?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Find Out Which Partition Got GRUB?

Jul 4, 2011

i have 500 GB SATA drive with windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 500 GB drive divided in 3 partitions on one partition thers is windows 7 and on 2nd Ubuntu now i'm installing a software it's asking where you want to load your Grub and i don't know in which partition my GRUB is. my question is is there any way to find out which parition got my Ubuntu GRUB?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Is Unable To Find Partition

Oct 4, 2010

I have a 9.10 ubuntu desktop on a tower (bought 2004) working fine, and wanted to add a 10.4 server on an additional partition. After install, I stated grub may be newly written, as the list of os was fine. After reboot I got "grub rescue>" I managed to get the system working again, and now I have a grub2 menu list stating correct entries. But when I select the server entry the boot fails telling "disk not found" (The UUID of the partition given is correct, and also shown when accessing the partition from the 9.10 desktop (this needs an additional authentification when mounting) grub shell command ls does not show the partition, all other tools (life-CD, working installation, gparted etc.) do show it normally, I cannot find any difference. The partition is on the beginning of the disk

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General :: GRUB: How Find Partition Number - Hd0,x ?

Aug 29, 2010

I am playing with grub and i change the root using:

How can i know what's x for /dev/sda7 ?

The problem is that in Gparted view, the order is not like sda5, sda6, sda7, ...but the order is like:

So what's x for /dev/sda7 ?

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Fedora :: Reinstalling Grub To Find Vista Partition?

Apr 14, 2011

I deleted the wrong line in grub.conf, and now cannot boot into my Windows Vista anymore. I really need to get it back right away, I am trying to do my taxes, and they are on there, and I can't get to them. I added this to grub.conf, but no luck.

root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

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Ubuntu :: GRUB Can Not Find Windows 7 / Get That?

Jan 30, 2011

To start im going to specify as many things as i can think of that may help this process.

1. My laptop came originally with Windows 7 on it.
2. I installed Lubuntu based off Ubuntu 10.10 i'm assuming the slight differences between Ubuntu and Lubuntu shouldn't make this to much trouble.
3. This was installed off of a flash drive.
4. Windows was working fine until the partition of Lubuntu.
5. My old windows files can still be accessed so i'm going to assume windows 7 was not partitioned over or deleted.
6. I'm running off of a Lenovo computer which i believe to have partitioned a section off for some of it's own features never looked into it or touched that partition
7.Currently GRUB gives me four different choices 2 being of Lubuntu connection and 2 being of some memtest thing that i have never seen before.
8. I can't think of how to copy this but when i type in sudo fdisk -l i get partitions from /dev/sda1 through /dev/sda7 every one filled. code...

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Ubuntu :: Windows 7 Hidden Partition And GRUB

Feb 18, 2010

I was installing Ubuntu on my new laptop (with plans to dual boot with Win 7) and, I'll admit, I did something stupid. You see, there was a 1 meg free space before the Windows 7 'hidden partition' and it was driving me nuts. So, what I did, was use gparted to move the hidden partition to the start of the drive (yes, a 1 meg move). Install of Ubuntu went off without a hitch, but after reboot things went a bit differently. The Recovery partition shows up as a possible boot partition in GRUB, in Windows 7 I can now see the recovery partition as a normal NTFS drive, and I can no longer use the features that the partition gives. I know this might be more of a 'ask on a Windows forum' question, but I was hoping someone else had done something like this and knew how to restore the hidden partition to being, well, hidden.

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Ubuntu :: Install Windows From Partition With Grub?

May 12, 2010

So how can I (e.g. after using dd) boot to this dd'd Windows Installation partition with Grub?

I just want to do this as installing Windows from Hard Drive is much faster.

E: The solution was Unetbootin. Did nothing special myself (defined the .iso path and the partition (/dev/sda4)), the app did all the work.

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Ubuntu :: Edit Grub Of 10.10 From Windows Partition?

Apr 25, 2011

I have a dual boot system. a 200gb hd with ubuntu 10.10 and windows pro on 100gb hd. the problem im having is the 'black screen' error.

When i boot ubuntu, it boot fine but it shuts off my screen cause its not supporting my video hardware which is a geforce 6100 or something.

I know the fix is to change grub to support older video architecture. Something like changing line 'GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="QUEIT SPLASH NORNODESET"'

But how do i change the grub when the screens off? i can't, right. Is there a way i can change the boot parameters of ubuntu from my windows boot or maybe from the ubuntu virtual desktop?

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Ubuntu :: How To Reinstall Grub To Windows Partition

Jun 26, 2011

So, I'm stuck in GRUB rescue mode (stupid mistake) on a dual booted netbook (so no cd and no recovery software)

I do have a Live USB so I'm working off that.

Is there a way to reinstall the GRUB to my other partition (windows 7) or fix the MBR without recovery software?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Doesn't Find Windows After 10.10

Oct 11, 2010

i have a 250gb hdd and a 160 hdd. i installed wind0ws 7 on the 250 and then ubuntu 10.10 on the 160. In the past (8.04-10.04) after install ubuntu on boot grub would give me the option to go into ubuntu or windows, now ti doesnt give me that option and boots directly into ubuntu. I dont even think it has recognized that windows is there.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Find Windows Partition After Switching To Xubuntu?

Feb 13, 2011

I've switched from Ubuntu Hardy to Xubuntu using the terminal. The only problem is I can't find my WinXP partition any more. In Ubuntu I used to mount it by going to 'Places' menu and clicking the folder icon. It's now gone. I can't see the icon in Xubuntu.Been reading other threads trying to find out what to do, but I'm relatively new to Linux. I can't find the folder under /media either. Also, I don't know what types my partitions are. Is this important? I figured I could access my Win folder in Xubuntu the way I would in Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Find Partition After Installind Windows?

Feb 14, 2011

I used to have Windows 7 dual boot with Ubuntu 10.04 but I decided to replace 7 with XP. I installed XP over 7's partition. I try to boot from a Live CD to fix GRUB2 but I can't see my Ubuntu partition. Here are the results of boot info script in case it helps

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================


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Ubuntu Installation :: Windows Partition Missing From Grub

Jan 30, 2010

I was defraging windows xp and the power want off now I can only boot into ubuntu from Grub.

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Ubuntu :: If Format The C: Windows Partition - Will Still Have The GRUB To Choose From?

May 1, 2010

I've been using Ubuntu for 6 years now as my major OS, dual booting with Windows. (just in case...)

I am now ready to completely abandon Windows as all the music editing and video creation tools I could not live without are available in Ubuntu and working great!

QUESTION: If I format the C: Windows partition, will I still have the GRUB to choose Ubuntu from? (I'd like to get rid of GRUB altogether to speed up my boot time)

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Ubuntu :: Recover Partition And Grub Lost From Windows?

Dec 8, 2010

I installed Ext2fsd from windows XP because I needed access to a text file on my ubuntu install. However, it didn't work because the drive is ext4 and all it listed was the root folders (/home, /var etc..) nothing any deeper.

I closed the app and continued working in windows.

Today I went to start my computer and it loaded the grub-rescue> prompt. I immediately tried to run "help" to find out what happened, however, grub reported the command as unknown.

I then ls and got a partial listing of the partitions.

(hd0) (hd0,5) (hd0,1) (fd0)

So what do I do? How do I recover my linux partition? If the partition is bad - then how is the bios able to find the grub-rescue> prompt?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installed Grub On Windows Partition?

Mar 8, 2011

I just installed ubuntu on a partition on my laptop that already had a windows7 partition. First I had Kubuntu installed, but I decided to just try Ubuntu instead. I did things the right way when I installed Kubuntu and I could switch between OSes on reboot. Then when I installed Ubuntu I accidentally put grub on /dev/sda1 instead of /dev/sda. I didn't even notice for a while because I never felt like I needed to go back to Windows until I felt like playing starcraft 2. That's when I noticed that when the boot options screen appears and I select Windows, the screen goes black, a cursor flashes in the upper left corner for about a second, then the boot options screen reappears.

If I boot using my windows 7 cd and go into recovery, get a command prompt and type Bootrec.exe /FixMbr and Bootrec.exe /FixBoot, the options appear to complete successfully, but then when I reboot, I get a permanent flashing cursor.

If I follow that by inserting my parted magic cd and running testdisk and overwriting the mbr, I get back to the first situation where the boot options screen will appear, but the windows boot loader just returns me to the boot options screen. I can get into ubuntu, at least. Whenever I run testdisk I can't replace the boot with the backup boot because I'm pretty sure it's identical to the flawed one.

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Ubuntu :: GRUB Error: No Such Partition (No Windows OS Installed)

Jul 3, 2011

I've been serching the forum for hours and every thread related to "GRUB error: no such partition" that i've read relates to fixing the issue for users with windows OS also installed or trying to get windows to boot.

How it happened: I edited partitions and now I get GRUB error: no such partition. I ONLY have Linux installed.

I was able to boot the OS by typing:

set partition=(hd0,1)/boot/grub
set root=(hd0,1)
insmod normal


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Ubuntu :: GRUB Dosen't Find Windows Server 2008 R2?

Nov 21, 2010

I want to dual boot Windows Server 2008 r2 and Ubuntu 10.10 . First, I installed Server 2008 r2 then Ubuntu. After the installation, Grub only found Ubuntu, and "Windows Recovery Enviroment (loader)" on dev/sda1. The Windows OS is installed on dev/sda2. When i load "Windows Recovery Enviroment (loader)" it does a chdsk, then reboot the PC.

How can i make grub find the Windows OS?

Edit: The partition on dev/sda1 is called System Reserved

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Can't Find Windows Loader After Update?

Nov 29, 2010

I am running Ubuntu 10.10. Normally when I boot, I get the choice to run Ubuntu or the Windows loader, where I choose between 7 or XP. I have just noticed that when I boot now, I do not have the choice of going into windows. This has happened on two of my PC's just in the last few days. I assume one of the updates has overwritten the grub configuration file as I still get the grub menu but not the windows option. I have tried sudo update-grub but this did not solve the problem.

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Fedora Installation :: Grub Can't Find Windows

Aug 12, 2010

I have a problem that has been vexing me for a week now. I installed Windows XP Media first and then Fedora 12. I did the instalation as simple as I could and let the disk do the work. After installation I rebooted but the windows is not part of the boot up. When I hit the "other" selection a blinking curser shows up and that's it. Now I did goto the Gedit conf. and changed "other" to "Windows" and increased the boot up sec. (hd0,0) is suppose to be for Windows, but no results, (hd2,0) is for Fedora and (hd1,0) is the restore file for Windows. I have tried to see the fdisk, the dev/ directory but don't have a clue how to get there from the terminal.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Windows Install CD Cannot Find NTFS Partition

May 3, 2011

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on my Acer extensa 5620. I need to install windows and setup a dual boot on this machine. Here's what I did. I followed the instructions on this page


and resized my home partition (which is differenet from the file system partition). Anyways, I resized the partition and made a new NTFS partition. This was all done from Live CD. I then rebooted and then tried the windows installation CD. Now here my problem crops up.
Windows says that no partition is found. What have I done wrong? Any ideas? Can the drive be damaged or have I made a mistake some where? I did not specify a mount point for the new NTFS partition, does that matter?

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Oct 17, 2010

I had Windows 7 ultimate installed on my netbook and installed Ubuntu 10.10 using the 'Install alongside other OS's' option which put windows onto another partition and created one for ubuntu.

Anyway I've tried reinstalling the grub but I never get a grub boot menu when I boot it up and the grub won't recognize the windows install

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General :: Windows 7 - Install GRUB To A Partition And Not MBR?

Sep 12, 2010

I am trying to dual boot Windows and Linux. I would like to continue using the Windows bootloader in my MBR.

I installed Windows 7 first. During the install I left some unallocated space that I intended to install Linux.

I found this guide: [URL]

It says to install GRUB to the bootsector of the partition that Linux is being installed to and not the MBR of your hard drive.

I am trying to install Linux Mint Debian to the second partition. When the installer gets to where you are asked to install GRUB the only option is to install GRUB to /dev/sda which I believe is the MBR.

I decided just not to install GRUB and proceeded with the installation.

How can I install GRUB to the bootsector of my Linux partition?

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