Ubuntu Installation :: Installed After Win7 Now Win7 Wont Boot?

Apr 23, 2011

i installed ubuntu after windows 7 but now i cant boot windows 7 i tried the start up repair and I've read through some questions answered on here and int figure out the problem i don't want to uninstall ubuntu unless it's my only option

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installed Alongside Win7 But GRUB Doesn't Appear; Just Boots Win7

Dec 31, 2010

Just installed Ubuntu 10.10 onto my new netbook from a USB stick. The laptop came with Win7 Starter, which I kept on a small partition. Installation was apparently successful, but when I start up the computer, it will go straight to Win7 and GRUB doesn't appear.

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Ubuntu :: Cant Boot To Win7 From Grub / Win7 Partition Doesn't Appear?

Sep 1, 2011

i have ubuntu 10 and win 7 dual booting on one hdd, all of a sudden grub says error no such partition when i select windows at the boot menu. and i cant get to the win7 partition from ubuntu (to play music and stuff, this used to work, places, mount filesystem, 250 gigs whatever). i've tried the stuff in these links and nothing has worked so farpartition info

sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 29094 233697523+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 * 29095 30401 10498477+ 83 Linux

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Ubuntu Installation :: Win7 Bootloader Is Broken / Doesn't Seem To Detect The Win7?

May 2, 2011

I had vista installed, then I installed Win7 on a dif. partition. Then I installed Ubuntu 11.4 over the vista partition (formatted first), and now I can't get into Win7. I'm really at a loss. I've tried the Win7 disk, and it doesn't detect the Win7 installation. I've also tried sudo update-grub, and it doesn't seem to detect the win7 install either. I've tried making the Win7 partition bootable using gpart as well. I'd like to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu, however I need to do that.

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Ubuntu :: 64bit Version Not Installed For Dual Boot With Win7

Oct 29, 2010

So I decided to try something new and fresh. I wanted to try ubuntu. So I download the 64bit version from here. I made a 25GB partition. I then Wubi found out I didn't need the original file since it was downloading something else. I installed it, rebooted.

Windows comes up with a prompt:
Boot from:
Windows 7

I click on Ubuntu. This comes up: [URL]. I am fairly new and I don't know what to do. I did research and nothing really showed. I then burned the said 64bit version and tried to do a Live CD but it didn't reboot into ubuntu. I really want to try ubuntu? I am going to re-install again.

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Fedora :: Installed Win7 After F11 - Computer Does Not Boot Via Grub

Mar 4, 2010

I'm a F11 user and I wanted to see the new Windows 7 and right now, the computer doesn't boot via grub.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installed Winxp Alongside Win7 And Then 10.10, Can't Load Win 7?

Apr 13, 2011

When I load into winXP I can see the files for winXP and win7. When I load into ubuntu I can only see winXP. i did a sudo update-grub and got the windows loader, which then shows me winXP and ubuntu. what i would love is one boot page that has listed winXP, win7, and ubuntu. FWIW this is an acer netbook, winXP is on D:/ and win7 is on F:/, i used the windows installer wubi for ubuntu 10.10.

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Networking :: After Upgrading From Win7-32 To WIN7-64 Can't Mount Cifs Shares

Jul 21, 2010

This is the first time I have run into issues mounting windows shares but I really can't figure this out. Can someone put me out of my windows misery please.

First off, last week I rebuilt my work PC fromWIN7 32bit to WIN7 64bit since then I can no longer mount the window share on my ubuntu server:

I recreated my windows share called "Linux" and used the properties, advanced sharing and added everyone, full access and my domain account full access.

If I browse to \ipaddress I can see my share and access it. From a XP machine I can see the share and access it.

From linux I use the same mount point as before, /linux I use the same fstab and it fails


I try this manually now:


Next I try to mount it:


I looked at my firewall rules and they seem ok.

Next test was connecting to my 2nd pc on windows XP no probs mounted first time.

What is wrong with my new Win 7 setup?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Set A Dual Boot With Win7?

Jan 13, 2010

I bought a new computer (laptop HP DV6-1375dx) and I want to set a dual boot with win7, like I did with my desktop (clean install) However, my question is, with the new laptop all I have is the rescue disks vs. having the single OEM version. IS that a problem? for the desktop I followed lifehackers article "Dual boot win7 and ubuntu in perfect harmony." no problems at all.

what I am afraid of is formatting the new hard drive and the recovery partition and not being able to use the disks for some reason....am I over-reacting?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Boot Into Win7 After Upgrade From 9.10

May 18, 2010

I had 9.10 installed for a long time as a dual boot with win7 on this computer. I mostly use win7, but today i went into ubuntu and it said there was a new version available so i installed it.the error occured with the grub installation. it said if i was unsure of where to install it, i should install it on all drives, so I did. ever since then i've been looking online using this liveCD to find some solution to fix the problem, but I cant.here is what i've tried:

1. i downloaded a windows 7 repair disc and used the bootrec.exe /fixboot and /fixmbr commands, but this ends up with a blank screen with a cursor blinking.
2. I've tried re-installing grub, but this ends with the boot freezing at a screen with something like: "sh:grub>" and i can't do anything.
3. I've tried testdisk but this also didn't work for me.

i've been trying to fix this problem for 7 hours now but nothing. so i'm hoping maybe someone here would help my specific situation out.the current status of my computer: i have uninstalled grub in sda1 and sda5 (my ubuntu should be in sda5) and i used the windows7 repair CD to /fixboot and /fixmbr, so now when i boot, it freezes at a blank screen with a blinking cursor. anyone can help me, please?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Boot Win7 After Installing 10.10

Dec 25, 2010

I had win 7 installed, decided to install ubuntu on this desktop computer. I had a windows partition, and a few other partitions, one with a wubi install of windows that I never used, so I decided to delete it, while installing ubuntu 10.10. I had free unallocated space for installing ubuntu, which was contiguous to the partition of the wubi install of ubuntu, so I decided to merge them, I did all this in gparted while installing ubuntu 10.10, 2gb swap, then 15gb root and all that remained to home.

Everything worked out fine (of course I never touched the win7 partition). After reboot grub doesn't show win 7, so I thought I'll just add it to grub, followed a few tutorials on this forum, but nothing worked. Then I remembered that the partition which I deleted to merge with the ubuntu partition, was an Active partition, and soon found out that my win7 partition was not active! (this is probably because I installed win 7 while I had still win vista, so that active partition was where vista was).

So now a ~100mb apparently unallocated partition was the active partition (win 7 hidden boot partition?), and trying the Startup repair of win 7 cd doesn't work, tried bootrec /fixboot, successfully, but bootrec /rebuildbcd can't find any Windows installation, even after setting the win7 partition as active with DiskPart. This is almost entirely a windows problem, but I just wanted to have Ubuntu working alongside Windows (I use a lot adobe's sw, which runs sadly only on windows, otherwise I would use only ubuntu).

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unable To Boot Win7 From Second HDD

Dec 28, 2010

I want to create a dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I have done the following:
1. I installed Win7 on my second SATA drive WD740AD.
2. Then I installed Ubuntu on my first SATA drive WD5000A.

When I boot my machine, the machine will always boot linux. I can't even choose Windows 7. My knowledge of Linux is very limited. I have looked for information on the web and found some information about grub but I cant make it work. Mostly all the information is about installing Win7 and Linux on 1 HDD.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Boot Error On Win7?

Jan 5, 2011

I installed via wubi on windows 7 on a separate clean drive formatted with win7.
Installation went ok and system boots with a choice to go with either win7 or ubuntu.
After selecting ubuntu I get a screen with msg saying error with wubildr.mbr and asks me to pop in win7 disk to fix it. Why its asking for win7 disk to fix win 7? I see both wubi files in C: (root). Systems booting up ok with win7.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot 10.10 And Win7?

Feb 11, 2011

I've tried this a couple of times and can't load Ubuntu.Here's the scenerio, I have 3 partitions.

/dev/sda1 = ntfs (Win7)
/dev/sda2 = ext4 with the / mount point
/dev/sda3 = swap space

I've some tutorials where I need a /boot partition as well and others where I just need the root partition. At the bottom, there is a drop down box for you to select the device for boot loader installation. Those options include /dev/sda, /dev/sda1 (Win7) and /dev/sda2.

I need to do to get the dual boot working? My first thought is to install the boot loader onto /dev/sda but I'm unsure. It keeps booting Win7 and can't get the option to load Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot With Win7 - Bitlocker And TPM - Without The Usb-stick The Pc Won't Boot

Oct 18, 2010

I have searched and read threads about the Bitlocker, grub and TPM issues that might show up, but I can't draw any conclusions as some information contradict each other. To make sure I don't screw up my pc as thought I need to make a new post.

At work I'm supposed to run Windows 7 and encrypt the win-partition with Bitlocker. I have installed Windows, turned on the encryption and it ties into the TPM. But as I am moving over to the *nix department I want to run Ubuntu as dual boot to check everything rusn fine with all the systems I need. Before I installed Windows I partioned the disk:

1,5 GB for system/bitlocker requirement
147 GB for Windows, C:
85 GB which is empty where I intend to install Ubuntu (not formated yet)

I boot into Windows with my bitlocker/TPM key on an USB-stick. Without the usb-stick the pc won't boot. Now, before I try to install Ubuntu I want to make sure to do it the right so I don't mess up the Windows installation or won't be able to boot the pc at all.

There seem to be several "schools" to this. Some suggest I should have installed Ubuntu first, then Windows and then encrypt. Some say, no worries just fire away and install since you are not planning to read the windows-partition from Ubuntu. Or an alternative, install but make sure to deactive the encryption during installation. Some say, install but make sure grub is installed in (multiple choices) location.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot - Win7 Not Being Able To Boot Anymore

Apr 29, 2011

So we install Windows 7 home premium. Then in goes the Ubuntu Disk. Ubuntu seems to think that the windows 7 partition is one big lump of unallocated space. Tried multiple re-installs of Windows 7, all concluding the same. A bit of googling told me that it has something to do with partition tables or something. I even tried to use Gdisk to delete Gpt from the windows disk, which - as I have absolutely no idea what any of it means, - resulted in me screwing up the entire Win7 partition hence win7 not being able to boot anymore.

i've seen on the internet include a lot of technical garble which I don't understand. I've been using Linux for a while, but as far as partitioning and dual booting is concerned, it's always gone smoothly for me up until now

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Ubuntu Installation :: Win7 Is Not Working On Dual Boot?

Jan 21, 2010

I used to have a win7 hp laptop. I decided to use ubuntu9.10. i installed it to my second drive (d after shrinking of c: drive to 100 gb. After installation of ubuntu, i try to boot win7 from grub screen, it goes to blue screen and restarting, not opening. But when i choose ubuntu, it is working properly. When i try to repair it, the win7 cd does not see any drive, only its x drive (where it boots). how can i start my win7 again. I am working on this 2 days.

============================ Boot Info Summary: ==============================
=> Grub 1.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in partition #4 for /boot/grub.
=> Syslinux is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb


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Ubuntu Installation :: Edit Grub.cfg To Boot Win7 First?

Feb 20, 2010

I set up a dual boot system with Win7 and Ubuntu 9.10. Ubuntu is the first OS listed in the boot menu. I would like to change the boot order so Windows is first. Also after running a few updates I now have multiple boot items listed for Ubuntu that I'm sure are no longer needed. Having never edited Grub and searching through the forum, I'm asking help. I going to guess that I want to edit grub.cfg. If so, what do I need to change within the following information?


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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot Win7 And 10.04 - Unstable

May 24, 2010

Does ANYONE have a stable dual boot Win7 & Ubuntu 10.04 system? I have been trying for WEEKS to get a computer configured for my student lab. I get things going and everything seems to work for a few days. And then for no reason, the next time I reboot, Grub just seems to commit suicide.

Latest example. Win 7 & Ubuntu have been co-existing perfectly fine for about a week. Iow, I do something, then reboot, and the grub menu comes up - I select something and it boots my OS of choice for that session.

But today, I've been putting the last few touches on this computer before I use Clonezilla to copy it to all of the computers in the lab. You know - hard stuff like:

* set the default profile in Windows

* install a printer in both Ubuntu & Windows

* set a background image for the logon screens that have our "don't do anything bad" policy.

how there is nothing in there that should mess w/ grub or the boot loader, right? Yet I reboot the computer, I get to where grub should load - and BARF - I get the Bios splash screen again and the computer reboots on it's own. What the !@(#$&!@#$% is going on that this keeps happening to begin with?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot Win7 And 10.0.4 With RAID 0

Jul 31, 2010

I was trying to dual boot ubuntu on my desktop which has windows 7 already installed on it with raid 0. I have 2 500GB hard drive and when I boot from cd and try to install ubuntu it only detect one of my hard drives and it said I only have 500GB and there is no OS installed on this machine! I look online but I couldn't find any solution!

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Ubuntu Installation :: Win7 Does Not Boot After Installing Grub

Sep 30, 2010

After install of Ubuntu 10.04 I cant boot WIN7 from the Grub menu.

root@asus:~# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 32.0 GB, 32017047552 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3892 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xcb5bd2b2

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3890 31245312 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 3890 3892 16154 ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)

Disk /dev/sdb: 31.9 GB, 31914983424 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3880 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0002ac5b

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 3391 27230840+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sdb2 3391 3881 3931137 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 3391 3852 3701760 83 Linux
/dev/sdb6 3852 3881 228352 82 Linux swap / Solaris

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Ubuntu Installation :: Error 17: Can't Mount - Can't Boot Win7

Nov 30, 2010

I did upgrade my Ubuntu on 10.10 and had always a Dual-Boot with Win7. After the install of Ubuntu, my grub wouldn't work anymore. I could only boot into Ubuntu, but GRUB didn't even appear. I already tried but this brought only the installs for Ubuntu and GRUB didn't start. Afterwards I tried to recover my MBR with the help of my Win7 DVD, but this didn't work out too. Now I can't boot neither Ubuntu nor Win7 and have to run from the Live-CD. I also tried to fix it with but setup(hd0) only returned, Error 17: Cannot mount etc. What can I do? I need my Windows for work and I don't want to reinstall neither Ubuntu nor Win7. Output of fdisk -l gives:


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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade Dual Boot From XP To Win7 HP

Dec 21, 2010

Current set-up:
Athlon 64 2800
340 GB on two HDD
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Win XP Pro SP3

After getting the Silver Ghost all set up and purring like a kitten for my daughter, she now informs me she'd rather have Win7 HP instead of Win XP Pro SP3. Ubuntu and Win XP Pro are on separate HDD. Can I do a "clean install" of Win 7 HP on the Windows drive without screwing up GRUB? Or will I need to do the dance described at [URL]. I've had to modify Ubuntu because of conflicts between 10.04 and the Ralink 2780 (?) wireless-n drivers.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.10 For Dual Boot On Win7 Hangs?

Apr 13, 2011

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 10.10 on two older computers, one a laptop using wubi, and the other an older Dell 8250 using an install CD with a dual boot on one drive. Now I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit to my Windows 7 64 machine which has one C: drive with one partition and plenty of free space, with the goal of installing Ubuntu to a logical second partition on an external hard drive attached with a USB connection.

Unfortunately, after I boot from CD and start the install, I can't get past the install screen titled "Preparing to install Ubuntu", on which I have checked "Download updates while installing" and "Install third party software". I have three green checks for the install criteria and am connected to the internet. After I click "Forward", the spinning "busy" mouse icon continues to spin for about 20 minutes (I haven't gone longer than this) but does not progress me to the next screen. I can quit the install by clicking on "Quit".

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Ubuntu Installation :: Win7 Has Overwritten Boot Sector?

Apr 21, 2011

I have been running a dual boot system with Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit with the dual boot selected by Grub (placed y an Ubuntu install).

Recently I have installed Window 7 Home on a spare disc. My Bios allows me to select which disc to boot.

The Win7 installation has overwritten the boot sector on the WinXP/Ubuntu dic so that it is now not bootable.

I can sse all my Ubuntu files with a Live Linux Disc, so I can get all my files back.

Is there any easy way to re-install Grub or should I just do a clean install of Ubuntu, perhaps to a blank partition?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Boot To 11.04, It Boots Straight To Win7?

May 16, 2011

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit alongside Windows 7 home premium on ASUS A52J, corei5, ATI HD6370m.The problem is - I Can't Boot to it!!!! the machine boots straight away to win7. I don't understand it... the installation went extremely smooth and fast

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Fedora ::installed Fedora 15 KDE (with Dual Boot Win7) On Computer Has Blackened Out

Sep 4, 2011

I have recently installed Fedora 15 KDE (with Dual Boot Win7) on my computer:Dell Optiplex 330, Intel Core2Duo- 2.53 GHz, 32 Bit, 2GB RamnVIDIA 8400 GSWhile going through the Guides mentioned here: for F15, I tried to install nVIDIA Drivers after updating the Kernel.suyum update kernel*rebootHowever it gave me some errors and then I did try the following method (as described in Missingbox studio guide)su -yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 bootconf-gui kernel*develfollowed by Reboot.

I start my computer, I get the screen which shows that Fedora will boot in 3 seconds. This is followed by a black screen with a "Blue followed by white" Bar running towards right (where Fedora 15 is written)....It stays there for ever (I waited for 3 hours and then switched off my computer).Presently I am writing this post through Windows7.Is there any way I can repair Fedora through Win7 or by any other means.---------- Post added at 10:57 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:51 AM ----------I remember the instructions (given by leigh123linux) that we should provide the following information
rpm -qa *vidia* *kernel*|sort;uname -r;lsmod |grep -e nvidia -e nouveau;cat /etc/X11/xorg.confI had it saved as a .txt file in my home folder.

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Fedora Installation :: Triple Boot - Win7 / XP And F12

Jan 27, 2010

I am a linux newbie, I have messed with it some (backtrack) but I don't know a whole lot. I am going to networking security and I am in a linux class now. We are using fedora. On my laptop, I want to triple boot. Right now I have just 1 partition, with windows 7 ultimate x64 installed. I want to triple boot windows 7, windows xp x64, and fedora 12 x64. I am getting ready to format my laptop now with xp installing first. Then I will do windows 7, and then lastly fedora. Do I need to do anything special while installing fedora last? I have a 300gb hard drive, and I plan on having 100 for xp, 150 for 7, and the remainder for fedora.

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General :: Tri-boot Installation Mint -> Win7 -> XP?

Mar 3, 2010

have my workstation dual-booting Mint 7 and Windows 7. I had no problems installing either OS. But now I need to run some software that just won't run on Win7, not even in compatibility mode. So I have to use XP. So I installed XP Pro on a 1TB drive connected by eSATA. Again, no problems with the install, smooth and easy. BUT, and I'm sure you know where I'm going with this, XP jacked up the booting. I lost the grub menu, of course, and I had a hell of a time getting my system back to where I started. I removed the eSATA disk (with XP on it) but could not use the standard grub fix (find /boot/grub/stage1, root(hd0), etc, etc.). I used the Win7 repair utility and that restored my ability to boot into Win7. I then was able to use the grub fix and was back to square one.

I tried adding XP to the menu.lst (using the correct hd address and all) but when I selected XP from the grub menu it said BOOTMGR was missing. I'm assuming Win7 wiped it out when I ran the win7 repair utility.So, does anyone have any idea how I can "easily" boot XP from the eSATA disk? I've searched the forums here and I think my scenario is a bit different than other tri-bootonfigurations.I can't install the drive in the workstation because there are no more slots left for an HD to fit. So it has to be eSATA.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot - Can't Boot Win7

Nov 16, 2010

I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 (64bit) next to my Windows 7, in SSD hard drive. I'm able to boot Ubuntu with no problem, but my problem is my Windows. When I try to enter windows 7, all I get is a black screen with one blink char, and from there it does nothing...

My PC:

cpu i5 760
4gb ram
mb gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3
gpu gainward nvidia gtx 460

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