Ubuntu Installation :: Adding Windows 7 To Grub Menu (Installed On VirtaulBox)

Apr 3, 2010

I recently installed Windows 7 on Virtual Box (running within Ubuntu Karmic 9.10), and it runs great. However I want to also add Windows 7 to the Grub Menu, so I can choose at the start between the Ever-Glorious Ubuntu and the Depressingly-Drab Windows 7.

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Installation :: Adding Hard Drive To Grub Menu?

Jul 16, 2009

How do I add another Windows XP SATA Hard Drive to this Grub menu, on a USB Stick?:

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Dec 20, 2010

i had windows 7 on my system and now i installed debian squeeze but grub does not show my windows 7 in menu for selecting how could repair this problem?

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Fedora Installation :: Adding Windows XP To GRUB?

Jul 22, 2010

I have installed Windows 7 64-bit, Fedora 13 64-bit and Windows XP 32-bit. I had to install the 32-bit XP for some driver issues I have with obscure devices I own. Windows 7 and Fedora both boot with no issues but Windows XP is not the in the GRUB loader as it was installed after Fedora. I have tried adding a few entries to the menu.lst file but my attempts failed. The output of fdisk -l is here


255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


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Ubuntu Installation :: Installed RT Kernel But No Grub Menu Shows Up

Mar 8, 2010

I use Linux Mint, and I installed a linux-rt from the repository, but when I restart my computer no grub menu shows up. It just boots linux mint. How can I get it to show the menu so I can choose the real time kernel?

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Ubuntu Installation :: PCBSD Installed For Triple Boot - Grub Menu?

Apr 10, 2010

I learn from a BSD magazine and installed PCBSD on my Dell notebok a single harddisk with a hope to have a triple boot. I have all the three OS, but could not find the menu.lst from /boot/grub/.... All I can find is a grub.cfg which is not editable. Someone from this forum said that menu.lst = grub.cfg.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Add Windows 7 To My Grub Menu Or To Even Be Able To Boot To Windows 7?

Mar 5, 2011

how to be able to add windows 7 to my grub menu or to even be able to boot to windows 7. I am currently unable to do it and my system just automatically goes straight to ubuntu. I've tried holding down SHIFT during startup and all that appears in my list is ubuntu entries and a memtest entry. My windows 7 files are still intact because I can see the drive through ubuntu and see all my files. I am trying to have Windows 7 on one hard disk that is 640GB and ubuntu on a second hard disk that is 160GB


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Ubuntu Installation :: Windows 7 Will Not Work While Grub/windows Installed?

Aug 5, 2011

Ive been running windows 7/Ubuntu dualboot for some years now and never had any problems.Some months ago I got a new Patriot Inferno ssd. Ofc the first thing I did was to installl windows 7, it had no problems, ran fast and smooth. Then when I reinstalled grub I started to get error when trying to start windows, the logo never apeared and all I got was the message "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software"Status: 0x00.00F" "Info: The boot selection failed because a required device was inaccessible.". It does not matter what order I install windows and ubuntu in, or how many times Ive tried to reinstall grub. Windows 7 will not work while I have grub/windows installed. Right now Ive got them installed on separate drives, ubuntu on the ssd and windows on a partition on a 1tb hdd. Unfortunately I need to have windows for .net programing and gaming..


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Ubuntu :: Adding SD To Grub 2 Menu?

Jul 4, 2011

I need to boot off an SD card (installed Fedora on it with unetbootin), but my BIOS doesn't recognize it at bootup. I'm thinking Grub might be my only way of doing this. Google shows me ways to do this with Grub 1, but not Grub 2. Anyone know how to add an option for an SD card to the Grub 2 menu?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Just Installed On New Machine Alongside Windows 7 - No Boot Menu

Jun 9, 2011

I've just installed 11.04 on a new machine, to be dual booted with Windows 7. The installation process completed, popped the disc back out, but when booting up I get no boot menu and just load Windows 7. I don't get any error messages or any sort of feedback. If i go into BIOS, I only have Windows 7 as a bootable option. I presumed grub or an equivalent would be installed as part of the installation.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Boot To 10.04 Or Windows XP From Grub Menu?

May 3, 2010

It would be nice to get a sticky thread up for dual boot installation issues. It seems like this is a very common problem with the upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04.

I was finally able to solve my issue dual booting 10.04 and Windows XP Home at this thread.


I had to reinstall Grub2 and run update-grub.

Then I had to run Rescue on my XP disk. Once to the DOS command line I ran the following command:

C:Windows>fixboot c:

I rebooted and now all is well. I can boot to Ubuntu 10.04 or Windows XP from my Grub menu.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot See Windows Installations In Grub Menu?

Feb 28, 2011

I upgraded Ununtu from 10.04 to 10.10 Maverick and the Windows 7 partition disappeared from my grub menu. It used to work OK in Lucid.I have tried update-grub but it does not find the Windows install.

pete@pete-vaio:~$ sudo update-grub
Generating grub.cfg ...


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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 Installation :: Zino HD Install: No Grub Menu - Can't Boot Windows

Jul 15, 2010

I just got a Zino HD from Dell, and was planning to use it connected to my TV, dual booting Xubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. I did, however, run into some issues. I suspect I'm just going to have to burn a restore disc and start over, but I'd like to fix this if possible. Here's what I had to start with:

1 vfat partition (bootup?)
1 dell restore partition
1 Windows partition

Because the restore partition was a bloody 20 GB, and I could always get the restore done via disc, I reformatted it as ext4 and used it as "/". I then shrunk the Windows partition and allocated a home partition and some swap space. Note that immediately after the installer, I reformatted the home partition manually with an inode size of 128 to use with the Windows ext2 driver, but that shouldn't have really changed anything. End result file system order:

1 vfat
1 ext4 mounted as "/"
1 Windows
1 Swap
1 ext3 mounted as "/home"

I now have two problems:

1) I do not get any GRUB menu at all! It just boots directly into Xubuntu with no choices (not even memory test or restore mode).
2) I, obviously, can no longer boot Windows.

Keep in mind that this a fresh install on a brand new machine; I can't think of any reason GRUB wouldn't even show me a menu.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Adding To The Boo/grub/menu But It Doesn't Seem To Be Working

Dec 19, 2009

I just installed OpenSuse 11.1 alongside of Ubuntu 9.10. After finishing up the installation I find that I can't get into Ubuntu. I have tried adding Ubuntu to the OpenSuse /boo/grub/menu.lst but it doesn't seem to be working.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Menu Shows Windows Partition But Doesn't Load

May 4, 2010

I recently upgraded to 10.04. The grub menu shows my windows partition but does not load it when I select that OS.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Lost Grub Menu After Windows Server 2008 Install?

May 25, 2011

I was getting ubuntu grub menu, and i was able to login to windows xp, windows server 2008 and ubuntu 10.10. Recently there was some problem with windows server 2008 and i had to reinstall it, once i did that i lost my grub menu. now i am getting plain windows menu with option of login into windows xp and windows 2008. So how can i restore the grub menu, so that i can login into all the three os from one point.

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Ubuntu :: Adding Windows To Grub?

May 11, 2011

I have been running 11.04 for what i'd say is about a month now. In the very beginning, i shredded through a few installs, because i couldn't get windows and 10.04 to play nice. With the new update, and some renewed motivation (Portal 2), i'd like to try to get both up and running again.

First, the details. I installed both OS's in a jumbled order, realized that i basically effed everything, and wiped both drives clean. I then installed windows, then Ubuntu 10.04. I think my main point of error was the way i set up the boot sectors on my final Ubuntu install, but i can't remember how i did it. all i know is that linux is sda, and windows is sdb. what is strange, however, is when i do an Fdisk of my mounted drives, i see 3 partitions under sda1, labeled sda1, sda2, and sda5

On to the previously tried methods: I've tried a simple mount of the windows drive, followed by a "sudo update-grub." all this gets me is a list consisting of 11.01, 11.01 backup, 10.04, 10.04 backup, and memtest86+. not even a hint of windows.

I've tried "sudo grub-install" on both sda and sdb, but still no dice.

That's about all i've tried. I've searched for the past week with limited results, and i'd really like to avoid reinstalling ubuntu if at all possible. Any other information, like an fdisk results list or anything like that can be provided if need be.

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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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OpenSUSE Install :: Not Mess Up GRUB And Still Add Windows 98 To GRUB Menu?

Apr 27, 2010

I have a used PC that came pre-installed with suse 11.2.Unfortunately, I do not have the install disk to use in case of whatever.I already know that when configuring a dual boot with Windows and Linux, it is recommended to install Windows first.I do not have that luxury now as 11.2 is installed and GRUB is the boot loader.Question is, if I boot the Windows 98 install disk on boot, how to not mess up GRUB and still add Windows 98 to GRUB menu?

One hard drive only here. 98gb free.It seems that W98 install will overwrite GRUB in this situation - causing problems. Maybe not, I don't really know for sure.I just need to install windows 98 on the same hard drive and if possible, have suse and w98 visible on boot in GRUB.

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Fedora :: Adding Windows Recovery To Grub?

Nov 10, 2009

For some reason the fedora grub didnt detect my windows recovery partition (Im on a netbook).How would I go into adding that to grub. Its on /dev/sda2

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Ubuntu :: Windows 7 Won't Boot - Displays Windows Logo And Then Drops Back To The Grub Menu

Jan 9, 2010

I have a Compaq Presario CQ60 with Nvidia GeForce 8200M graphics card. When I first installed Windows 7 followed by Karmic in dual boot I could boot into both OS. Now when I try to boot into Windows, it displays the Windows logo and then drops back to the grub menu. It may have started happening after Windows 7 installed updates. I tried reinstalling both Windows and Karmic again and it again worked initially but now Windows no longer boots. Does anyone have any suggestions about what may be causing this or how I can fix the problem without reinstalling?

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Feb 7, 2011

I installed grub from the extras directory on the Slackware DVD in the hope that it would 'find' all my linux systems and XP. (LILO would not find them.)It sort of found then, in that they seem to be listed in the grub menu at start up, but only the 'title Windows XP on (/dev/sda1)' and 'title Linux on (/dev/sda7)' actually launch.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Adding Another Hdd With XP Pre-installed

Jan 7, 2011

I have a 500Gb HDD which currently has only Ubuntu 10.04LTS installed on it. I also have another 80Gb drive with a fresh copy of XP on it (which isn't currently connected to the motherboard).Both drives will connect via sata leads (currently I have only one sata lead and that is being used exclusively by Ubuntu), I'm buying another sata lead tomorrow for the XP drive.

When I finally connect both drives up to the motherboard, and boot, will the grub menu automatically see the XP drive (as well as Ubuntu) and ask which OS I wish to boot to? Or, will I have to somehow inform grub that XP is also an option now?

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Installation :: Dual CentOS - Windows 7 Boot - Had To Delete CentOS Partition And No Grub Menu

Sep 19, 2010

3 partitions (in order): Windows 7, CentOS and shared data partition.

I need to increase the size of the Windows 7 partition (c:windowswinsxs seems to be something not easily remedied).

GParted didn't work in moving things around (bad sector) so I wiped out its partition (# 2 out of 3) and I was able to increase the size of the Windows 7 partition (I can reinstall CentOS easily and not much work lost).

Except ... no more grub menu (unsurprising). This incantation does allow me to boot into Windows 7.

Is there any way of rebuilding the grub menu short of reinstalling CentOS (5.5)?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Adding The Win7 To Grub2 Menu?

Feb 28, 2011

I installed Win7 on a 2-disk RAID0 fakeraid. I then unplugged those drives and installed linux mint on a separate drive. I did it this way because if I left the drives plugged in, linux would jack up the fakeraid for those drives and make windows upbootable, and installing linux to the fakeraid itself is just too much of a PITA. So basically, this is the disk configuration, and there's no chance of me changing it.

Right now, I can boot into either win7 or mint by pressing F12 for the boot menu, and then selecting the drive the os is installed on. It would be nice if I could just add an entry to the grub menu for win7. I've used the menu.lst file before, but apparently all that has changed with grub2. I've checked out some of the grub2 docs and poked around in /etc/grub.d, but frankly, it seems to be orders of magnitude more complicated than it should be.

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Feb 15, 2010

9.10 has no menu.lst file and hitting ESC to does not bring up the grub menu. How can we set bootup options or boot an alternate kernel? I would really like to set the resolution at boot time so that my console (Ctrl-Alt-F5, for example) has 80 columns instead of 40. (What a stupid default, gigantic Commodore-64-like text!) It would also be nice if the Login screen could be set to the resolution that I want.

In previous releases, there were ways to do this. In 9.10, I haven't been able to figure out how.

Is there a document explaining all of the radical changes?

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Ubuntu Installation :: 9.10 Has No Menu.lst - ESC To Grub Menu / Sort It?

Apr 22, 2011

9.10 has no menu.lst file and hitting ESC to does not bring up the grub menu. How can we set bootup options or boot an alternate kernel? I would really like to set the resolution at boot time so that my console (Ctrl-Alt-F5, for example) has 80 columns instead of 40. (What a stupid default, gigantic Commodore-64-like text!) It would also be nice if the Login screen could be set to the resolution that I want. In previous releases, there were ways to do this. In 9.10, I haven't been able to figure out how.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Errors - More Than 1 Grub - The Change Does Not Appear In The Boot Up Menu

Dec 22, 2010

The first is I seem to have 3 GRUB installs. So whilst I update the one from my live session, the change does not appear in the boot up menu. I had installed 10.10 from a CD into a different partition (sda6), but that will not boot, so I have just deleted this and done another grub install and update. The kernel I am using has just been updated from 10.04 to 10.10 too, and it is this that I use and the Grub I have been working on (sda5).


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Ubuntu Installation :: When The GRUB Boot Menu Starts Up There Is An Option For Win 7 Boot But It Will Not Boot Windows?

May 2, 2011

I installed 11.04 after Windows 7. when the GRUB boot menu starts up there is an option for Win 7 boot but it will not boot windows. When that option is selected the screen changes colour for 2 seconds and then reverts to the GRUB menu. Ubuntu boots fine.I downloaded the Boot Info Script and ran it, the results are

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================[code].....

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