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I've installed -correctly- Ubuntu 11.10 64b on top of Windows 7 Home Pro 64b but the Grub menu is not showing on laptop boot. The laptop is a Samsung rv420. I ran a tool called boot-repair but didn't apply suggested patches. I generated a log instead, which follows:

So, which should be the instructions I should execute in the Ubuntu LiveCD so I can make grub show correctly? Of course, without crapping Windows installation


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You have to press shift during boot. Have a look here…. – Ruediger Apr 16 '12 at 14:35
Tried shift before windows screen several times, without any luck. – Enrique Apr 17 '12 at 11:03

Did you try The terminal way? RecoveringGrubMenu

  • Boot Ubuntu Live-CD
  • Open Terminal
  • Type: sudo grub-install /dev/XXX where XXX is the device of your Ubuntu install, in your case sda
  • Now reboot your system. The usual GRUB boot menu should appear. If it does not, hold Left Shift while booting. You will be able to choose between Ubuntu and Windows.
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