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 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 :: How To Use Win7 Bootloader

Mar 3, 2010

I installed Windows 7 First then give partition space of 25 GB for my Ubuntu. However, I prefer using Windows 7 BootLoader instead of using Ubuntu BootLoader.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Best Bootloader With 10.04 And Win7?

Oct 3, 2010

What is the preferred bootloader with Ubuntu 10.04 and windows 7, when multiple booting also with Vista and XP all on one hard drive and each on separate partitions? All are installed except Ubuntu and now boot with the windows boot manager. I have heard that if you install grub 2 on the MBR, then boot windows 7, that it will replace the grub boot code with windows boot code automatically. So is it best to use that NeoSmart EasyBCD tool to add Ubuntu in to the windows boot manager, and can I install grub on the boot sector of Ubuntu's root partition ?

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.10 And Win7 - Device For Bootloader

Nov 20, 2010

I'm trying to create a dual boot with ubuntu 10.10 on my acer laptop with windows 7. I looked at my hard drive and I found out that it has three partitions, one called System Reversed, another one called PQSERVE or something like that (which is a recovery partition since acer laptops dont have a recovery cd), and the third partition is C:.

So I shrunk my C: drive, and created a 44gb partition for ubuntu, and a 6gb swap. I then booted with the ubuntu cd and went into manual partitioning. I selected the 44gb partition as "/", and set the 6gb partition to swap. The problem is at the very bottom of the partition manager, where it says "Device for boot loader installation". I get several choices, and I'm a bit unsure which one to choose.

The choices are as follows:
/dev/sda ATA WDC WD5000BEVT-2 (500,1GB)
/dev/sda1 Windows Vista (loader)
/dev/sda2 Windows 7 (loader)

My first thought was of course why do I have a vista loader? I don't even have vista!

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Ubuntu Installation :: GRUB2 Bootloader Crashes With Win7 And 10.04 Dual Boot?

May 7, 2010

I have a Dell Studio 14 laptop with Windows 7 64bit preinstalled. The processor is core i5 and the machine has 4GB RAM. I freed 25GB of memory from my Hard disk and tried to install Ubuntu 10.04 (AMD). Everything went fine. I restarted and Logged into Ubuntu. It worked like a charm. Then I restarted to Windows7. This also worked well as expected.

But, when I rebooted again, I got a black screen saying that �No modules found. Press any key to restart�
When I press a key, it says �No operating system found�, probably after checking through a network (it printed lines starting with PXE).

I tried exactly in the same way with Ubuntu 8.04 in my machine, and this worked without any problem. The Bootloader was not corrupted after restarting from Windows. I noticed the problem with Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04. I feel like a problem regarding the bootloader version. AFAIK, 9.10 and 10.04 is using GRUB2 when 8.04 use the old version of GRUB. Will I have to switch to the legacy GRUB? (I would love to keep using GRUB2). If yes, I would like to know How.

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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 :: Grub Bootloader Picks Recovery Partition For Win7 As Vista

Aug 19, 2010

I'm having an issue installing Ubuntu with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit through Wubi. The Wubi installation works great and Ubuntu seems to install after the first reboot after selecting Ubuntu from Windows' boot menu, however whenever I select Ubuntu from Windows' boot menu after Ubuntu installs and it reboots for the second time, it loads the GRUB bootloader, however Ubuntu isn't listed at all.

Windows 7 is listed twice and Windows Vista is listed (seems it picks up the recovery partition for Windows 7 as Vista) and when I select the first Windows 7 from the GRUB bootloader, it just goes back to Windows' boot menu with Windows 7 and Ubuntu as the selections. If I select the second Windows 7 from the GRUB bootloader, it'll boot Windows 7 like normally. It looks like Ubuntu is nowhere to be found. Because of that, I just ended up uninstalling it.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Win7 Dual Boot - Does Not Detect Main Hard Drive

Feb 23, 2010

A few weeks back I was trying to install this (alongside windows 7) and no matter what I tried it would not install. I tried both 9.04 32 bit and 9.10 64 bit. Each screen (language, keyboard, etc) took about 20 minutes to load, and when I finally got to the install it always stopped at about 2/3 percent, giving some type of I/O error. No matter how many times i reburned and redownloaded. (old thread if you're curious)

I eventually gave up but then realized I had an old xbox hard drive hooked up that I cannot boot or read or do anything. It was set as hard drive 0 in windows hard drive manager or whatever. So I unplugged it. Now my windows drive is drive 0, and I have a second internal drive.

I finally got back to installing this. I avoided the graphical installer at first because it was so slow, opting for the alternate cd. It went fast but when I tried to partition it was unclear to me which disk i was partitioning. Doesnt matter because when i clicked ok, it froze at 0% for 30 minutes so i had to do a hard restart. Windows ran the disk check, etc, etc, I checked the disk management in windows and it was just a single windows partition as it should be.

So I tried the graphical cd again instead. It goes really fast through the screens now, HOWEVER it will not detect my drive 0 windows drive! Just my second internal drive which of course I can't install on without wiping the entire thing. I have installed kubuntu 9.04 dual booted with windows xp on this exact hard drive, over a year ago successfully, so I don't get it. What do i do??

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 Guest In VirtualBox On Win7 Broken Host-only Adapter?

Jun 5, 2011


1. Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Professional HOST Operating System
2. Oracle VirtualBox 4.0.6r71416 on top of Windows 7
3. Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx 32-bit GUEST Operating System in VirtualBox

I successfully installed the above configuration on May 15, 2011. I had some difficulty getting the Host-Only VirtualBox Adapter to work. I was forced to make a subtle change to the Windows Registry in order to get the Adapter to work correctly. I was successful. I used the Debian Update Manager to update my installation of Ubuntu. Nothing changed on the Windows 7 side. Now, Windows 7 says that the Host-only adapter is enabled, but I don't have a connection to the Ubuntu OS. I can't use PuTTY or WinSCP. When I invoke ipconfig on the Windows side, is the IPv4 address. When I invoke ifconfig on the Ubuntu side, there isn't anything.

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Fedora :: After Every Update A Extra Comesup In Bootloader Menu With Win7?

Jun 12, 2011

after every update extra fedora link generates at bootloader menu , till today i updated thrice and 3 fedora with diferent version is comming up at the boot menu along with other (win7) so if i updated f14 100 times then 100 fedora link will come at boot menu or what ?

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General :: Bootloader, Dual-boot With Win7, And Large Drives?

Aug 15, 2010

I just tried to install OpenSUSE 11.3 on sda4 which is approximately the 2nd half of a 1TB drive, with a pre-existing Win7 installation on the 1st half. The installation summary (before it made any changes) told me "The bootloader is installed on a partition that does not lie entirely below 128GB. The system might not boot." Naturally, not keen on having a computer that won't boot, I aborted the installation.

Of course it's not below 128GB -- Windows is there.

Is there a workaround that is straightforward enough for someone who has very limited experience with GNU/Linux and isn't a comp-sci student?

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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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OpenSUSE Install :: Borked Bootloader - "data" Partition Is Invisible In Win7

Aug 7, 2010

borked the bootloader by my own doing. When I got this machine, I had a single HDD. I partitioned it with a primary partition for Windows, followed by an extended partition with swap, /home/ and /, as well as a FAT32 partition for "general" data. (this was before NTFS write support was common) This worked well with the Win2K install. Eventually, I added a second HDD, which became part data storage, and part Windows XP install. I eventually put Win7 on it, and pulled the other HDD during setup so that the boot order of the drives determines whether I boot Win7/XP or get GRUB.

However, my "data" partition was not visible in Win7... It shows up as an unknown FS in the disk management. OK, I thought. I used Paragon partitioning software to move the "data" partition out of the extended partition and make it a primary. I could now access it from Win7. I didn't realize I had GRUB set to boot from the extended partition, so now when I boot from that HDD, I get "no operating system". No problem, I thought. I'll pop in the install CD (NET), use it to boot the installed 11.3, and run the boot loader setup. Nope- setup just hangs. Tried it with an 11.2 DVD... doing a "boot installed system" nets me a few moments of searching, "evaluating root partition", and then "no valid linux install found". Trying the boot loader reinstall from there nets me an "error changing to target environment" and the install fails.

I can still mount the / partition via rescue mode and all files appear to be intact, so I don't think I've lost any data... just grub/the MBR is borked. I've already moved the data partition back in to the extended partition but no luck. Still the same story... thus I'm stuck booting Windows until I fix this.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Revert To Windows Bootloader To Install Win7 SP1?

Feb 25, 2011

Currently I am running a dual boot with Windows 7 and openSUSE 11.3. Windows has two partitions, one for the system partition and another for the OS. I have 3 Linux partitions (swap, root, and home). Obviously I am running GRUB to boot, but this seems to be impacting my ability to install Windows 7 SP1. I would like to revert back to the Windows boot loader, install the Service Pack, and then revert back to GRUB. How do I do this?

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Ubuntu :: Grub Doesn't Boot Win7 And WinXP

Nov 3, 2010

I have Win7 installed in my notebook, after I install WinXP, after I install Ubuntu 10.10

I need WinXP to my project...

I re-install Grub2 with live CD and the WinXP doesn't show up...

So I re-install WinXP... Re-install Grub2 and WinXP doesn't show up again...

So I custumise Grub2 and I put one line for WinXP (doesn't work)

But Now, Win7 line in Grub2 boot WinXP

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 partition #6 for (,msdos6)/boot/grub.


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Ubuntu :: When Boot Again Get Either Win7 But When Choose It Doesn't Show Nothing?

May 25, 2011

Recently I had to a complete system install of ubunty 11.04 and win7. I installed unbutu first, then win7. Well when it was all said and done, I figured when I started, I would get the option to either boot in to ubuntu or win7,all I get is win7.Now I downloaded and installed EasyBCD2.0 configured it, but when I boot again I get either win7 or ubuntu. But when I choose ubuntu it doesn't show nothing. So how to I find ubuntu and get it to boot.

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Fedora :: Win7 Doesn't Recognize 2nd Partition

Feb 2, 2010

I have been using fedora 12 for quite some time. When i first installed Fedora on my new system i created 2 ntfs partitions on the hard disk using mkfs.ntfs and in the space at the end of the disk i have Fedora. recently i tried installing Win7 but it didnt recognise the partitions even tho they are NTFS. I had to format 1st partition from setup to install Win7. After boot i find that Win7 doesn't recognise the 2nd partition as welL. The partitions are working fine in Fedora.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Rhythmbox Doesn't Play Music From Win7 Library Through DLNA?

Dec 13, 2010

I have a PC running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I have about 50GB of music in the Music library. I can connect from, play to, and download music to my DLNA enabled phone (Samsung Galaxy S), everything works fine.

When I start Rhythmbox on my laptop (Ubuntu 10.10), it sees my PC (appears under "Shared" in the left panel), but the tracks won't show on the list, it seems as if it fails to retreive the list of media. No matter how long I wait, nothing happens, the tracklist remains empty forever.

I have installed the "coherence" plugin from the Software Center.

I'll attach the console output rhythmbox generates when starting up,

Sidenote: it works the other way around, I can "Play to..." Rhythmbox from Windows Media Player.

andras@ANDRAS-LAPTOP:~$ rhythmbox
(rhythmbox:1979): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
** Message: pygobject_register_sinkfunc is deprecated (GstObject)
WARN coherence Dec 13 17:04:36 Coherence UPnP framework version starting... (coherence/base.py:283)
WARN webserver Dec 13 17:04:36 WebServer on port 39537 ready (coherence/base.py:124)
WARN rb_coherence_plugin Dec 13 17:04:36 Media Store available with UUID


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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.4 /Win7 2 Hard Drives - Grub Doesn't Work

Apr 20, 2011

The installation went smoothly however, I have installed SuSE11.4 on my 2nd Hard Drive. Now Grub doesn't work and I want to know where and how to install it.

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Ubuntu Installation :: MBR Fix For Win7 Required Using U10

Jul 28, 2010

I made the MOST basic of errors. I had ubuntu 9 installed on a partition of my netbook HD that was primarily running w7. I was running out of disk space and decided to remove the ubuntu partition as a short term measure - however I didn't change any of my GRUB settings so now I can boot into anything...

In only get a GRUB RESCUE> prompt on trying to boot. From searching the internet I've come to the conclusion that my MBR is F%^ked and need to restore it. I've downloaded ubuntu 10 and can run it from a mem stick, but I cannot get the ms-sys package to install - I keep getting the following error.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install ms-sys
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package ms-sys

Is there another way of removing GRUB completely? Or is there something else that I can try to successfully install ms-sys?

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Jul 28, 2010

I cannot get windows 7 to install with my DVD its damaged, I have an iso downloaded and was wondering if there any tools that I can use from inside ubuntu 10.04 to get it onto and boot from a usb?

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Ubuntu :: Inbuilt Microphone Doesn't Work On Ubuntu But Does On Win7

Dec 11, 2010

Had a compaq presario cq61 hanging around. I realised it had an inbuilt mic, I was using it for windows 7 but being a Microsoft hater like I am, Went back to ubuntu. I found out that my inbuilt microphone wouldn't work any more On 10.10 I've Unmuted it from The sound options but Its still not picking up anything, but it used to work fine on windows 7.

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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 :: 9.10 And Win7 - Error In Booting

Jan 24, 2010

I successfully installed windows 7 and ubuntu 9.10 and both working great together, after a while and installing some programs in ubuntu like pysdm and ntfs-3g. I even logged out and in several time successfully. But when I shut down the pc and open it again, the following two errors show up:
init failed to spawn mountall-shell post-stop process:unable to execute permission denied.
init:job-process.c 529: unhandled error from job-process-spawn permission denied.
My windows 7 still working but what about ubuntu. My volumes are Ext4.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Format The Partition Which Contains Win7?

Mar 5, 2010

So, I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 in a different disk partition than where Windows 7 is currently installed. So, can I just go ahead and format the partition which contains Win7? Won't that compromise Ubuntu's integrity?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Booting 9.10 And Win7?

Apr 18, 2010

Until very recently I was running Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) installed on a 20 GB hard disk and Windows XP (SP3) installed on RAID 1 array of 2 x 250 GB disks, very happily along side each other and using GRUB as the bootloader installed on the smaller 20 GB drive.

I have decided to upgrade to Windows 7, and was struggling with the installation failing with the seemingly quite common "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate and existing partition" error. Google seaching suggested unplugging my Ubuntu drive and then installing Win 7. This worked fine with the Ubuntu drive unplugged, however with the 20 GB plugged back in I can boot to GRUB, but it still has XP in the menu, and no option for Win 7.

I think I could get around the issue by re-installing Ubuntu, which would place GRUB on the MBR which is now on the 250 GB RAID 1 array, but I would rather have the system as it was before with GRUB and Ubuntu on the 20 GB drive.

I know I need to edit GRUB to remove the XP entry from the menu, but I have no idea how I would get Win 7 into GRUB, and what to do about the MBR which Win 7 put onto the RAID 1 array.

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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 :: Removing Wubi From Win7?

Aug 30, 2010

because I formatted the linux partition where the ubuntu install was, and I can't install it again. If I start wubi, it tells me please first uninstall. I go to the uninstaller, it pops up with an error:

"Error executing command: command=C:...cdedit.exe /delete"
..here comes a registry key...
"stderr = An error occured while attempting to delete the specified entry. The system cannot find the file


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