Sign up ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

I have installed Windows 7 today and right after installed Ubuntu 12.04 next to it.

Now after rebooting the machine, it goes right into Win7 without asking me anything at the boot menu which OS to load.

In windows I can see that the ubuntu partitions are still there.


share|improve this question
Where did you installed the grub? Please let us know about your configuration of disks. Also boot with live usb/cd and install boot repair and run it. instruction here-> – Web-E Apr 29 '12 at 17:13
oh dear, it has installed the GRUB on the USb stick where I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from. :( – Houman Apr 29 '12 at 17:21

1 Answer 1

up vote 0 down vote accepted

As the GRUB is installed in usb disk not in your hard disk , I recommend you to boot the live usb, then install boot-repair tool and reinstall grub to your hard disk. :)

Read carefully ->

share|improve this answer
yes that worked thanks. I went with option 2 and installed the app as a package. It is a waste of space right? But at least it works now. Weird, I went with the standard options, why did it install it on the USB disk? a bug? – Houman Apr 29 '12 at 17:39
I never face such thing. Possibly an unwanted mouse click on installation option did this. – Web-E Apr 29 '12 at 17:52

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.