I don't have any technical knowledge of Ubuntu but wanted to install it on a partition. Step-by-step of what i did.
- used disk management in windows 7 to clear 50gb of space
- used a usb live ubuntu 12.04 installer in custom install mode
- used the installer's built in disk manager to set up 2gb swap space and 48gb ext4 space
- ran installation, with option to copy over documents and settings from windows 7
- restarted after completion.
After this, my computer automatically loads ubuntu 12 and skips the option to load windows 7. i know the files are still there, as i can see them in the file manager. When trying to fix with the win7 installer dvd it tries to repair the OS in drive [D:] i.e. it recognises the disc itself as the OS and ignores the [c:] files.
I think, after browsing around here, similar problems suggest this is a problem with the boot loader, but if the win7 dvd won't work, then i don't have any way to fix this. does anyone know of a way to force the computer to show a "choose OS" screen?