Ubuntu Installation :: Win 7 No Longer Listed On Grub2

Feb 7, 2011

After having problems with grub2 and windows seven and being forced to reinstall both windows and Lubuntu, I got grub to work. So after some hours of work, everything is working fine. Today, I was trying to use windows again and windows is no longer listed on grub. What can I do to keep it permanently on the list?

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 Not Listed In Grub2 After Windows Installation

Jul 22, 2011

i was dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu 10.04 with grub2 as the boot loader then I had to reinstall windows because of some issues, during the installation I had to DELETE the partition windows was installed on then create a new one, this was the ONLY Primary partition in the hd and it was the partition grub2 installed on.

After the installation finished, i loaded an ubuntu live cd and reinstalled grub2 using the graphical tool "boot-repair", it worked and windows 7 appears on the list but ubuntu does not!. I tried sudo update-grub2 (found a tutorial to make this command work in Live CD) but the problem still exists. I also tried booting using the command line (set root=(hd0,1)....etc) but it doesn't work, windows boots when the value is set to 1 but when I try 2 I get an error.

Is there a way to verify that the ubuntu installation is still working and how can I make it appear on grub2 if it's still working. As I said the deleted windows partition was the only Primary partition and the / & /boot & /home & swap were all logical, do I need to set / partition to be Primary in the installation?

part of fdisk -l:


Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes


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Sep 24, 2010

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reboot, let chameleon come up, it sees both Mac OS X & Ubuntu partitions and I can boot to either or happily, now here is the problem... If I select linux and boot in to linux from chameleon, i am brought to the grub menu, where i can select the first choice which is normal ubuntu 10.4 and every thing is great... until I reboot and my linux partition no longer shows up in chameleon, as if tthe act of booting in to grub is changing something / deleting itself from the partition? and I have to do the whole thing over again. SO, not having to even go in to OS X, I'm not sure thats really the concerns more as I'm doing something wrong with grub.

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Apr 23, 2011

I'm using Maverick Meerkat, 10.10, 64bit. I'm a pretty basic user but am trying my best to learn.

My background: I have a laptop on which I installed Win7 Ulimate on one partition. After installing Win7 I then installed Ubuntu on a separate partition. GRUB2 found both Win7 and Ubuntu perfectly. I could choose to boot into either one and the ability for GRUB2 to "remember" which OS I booted into last worked properly. I then did a kernel update a couple days ago via Ubuntu's Update Manager. After that, GRUB2 could no longer see Win7. I added a custom boot entry in /etc/grub.d/ so that Win7 would show up in GRUB2.

However once Win7 did show up in GRUB2 I kept having a problem with the Windows bootloader being missing. I used the Win7 Recovery DVD to get into Windows and then installed EasyBCD for Win in which I was able to create a Win7 boot entry and get the Win7 bootloader back. I set EasyBCD to skip the bootmenu so my current configuration now is that on bootup I see GRUB2, which shows Maverick Meerkat & Win7. If I select Win7 then Win7 loads via EasyBCD and it works fine.

The problem though is that GRUB2 does not auto-detect Win7 AND it no longer remembers the last OS that I booted into. I would rather not use EasyBCD if I can help it and would like to just use GRUB2 for everything.

My question is this: How can I get GRUB2 back to controlling Ubuntu & Win7 properly without the need for anything else in between. I have asked in the Freenode Ubuntu channel but haven't received any help besides "sudo update-grub" which I have done and it hasn't helped.

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Sep 13, 2010

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Aug 3, 2010

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When I tried to use it through the terminal I got the error message:
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Jul 15, 2010

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Mar 22, 2010

so after my upgrade to 10.04 I'm experiencing a puzzling problem with Grub2. It can load everything fine except for XP. I have XP on a separate partition, it is detecting fine and the grub.cfg file is created withou a problem when I the appropriate commands to update and upgrade grub. What happens is that I select Windows XP from the list and it goes to a black screen where a cursor in the top left corner blinks 3-5 times and then immediately kicks me back to the Grub menu. I can do this forever but the grub menu just gets reloaded every time. Any ideas?

Here is the windows portion of my Grub.cfg:

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Microsoft Windows XP Professional (on /dev/sda2)" {
insmod ntfs


Here is my boot.ini on the ntfs partion I am trying to boot into

[boot loader]
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOW S


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How can I get the computer to go directly into the ONLY operating system rather than taking a detour through the GRUB menu?

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Jan 6, 2011

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i cant boot to windows 7.

Windows 7 have 100 mb partition "System Reserved" the grub2 points to that partition but still windows 7 not loaded.

sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3c3a81f5


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This is at kubuntu at installer step:- (Same is the case with ubuntu)http://imagebin.ca/view/wZBYBV.html

fdisk -l report:- http://imagebin.ca/view/CH8fiE6r.html

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Jul 2, 2010

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I have a extra OS listed in my grub menu. I'm dual booting Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. I am able to boot into both Ubuntu and Windows. 30_os-prober has two menu entries for Windows though. The first one is Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1) and the second is Windows Vista (loader) (on /dev/sda2). My laptop came with Windows 7 and had 4 primary partitions (System, Windows, Recovery, HP_TOOLS). After making my recovery disks I removed the Recovery partition and shrunk the Windows partition to make space for Ubuntu. So Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1) is the System partition which I select to boot Windows. Windows Vista (loader) (on /dev/sda2) is where my Windows 7 is installed. Here is output from Boot Info Script:

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


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Jun 9, 2010

I have decided to dual boot again because I found a old hard drive laying around.

primary drive: sata 500 gb
ubuntu 10.4 64 bit installed with


secondary drive: 120 gb ide drive with xp installed. xp was installed first and wrote the mbr to sda1. I then installed ubuntu 10.4 and it overwrote mbr on sda with grub2. I have tried every combination of the 40_custom script for xp I have found here on the forums but to no avail. The 30_OS probe never seems to see it either. Grub 2 will not see xp. I have it in the menu from the custom_40 but it just reboots the system when I choose it. Any advice is greatly appreciated as I am ready to go back to legacy grub which only took 5 minutes to dual boot last time I did dual boot. I want to give grub2 a chance, since it supposed to be better, but I am getting frustrated.

Here is the output from the boot info script.


Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
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=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb


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Jan 18, 2011

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