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I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 alongside Windows 7. I wanted to check out what it's all about. By the way, i actually like the interface a lot and the free office suite is very very nice. I love how they can save to the .docx as well. Onto the story:

I installed it using this tutorial and I set it all up and everything and things were great. I used the EasyBCD 2.2 Tool and created an Ubuntu 12.04.1 entry and when I boot the computer the Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1 option show up. However, when I click Ubuntu it does not boot. It say and error and says I must put in the Windows CD to repair or something like this.

Here's my system specs:

  • ASRock Extreme4 (EUFI BIOS)
  • Corsair Vengaence 2x4GB
  • nVidia GeForce 9800GT
  • i5-3570K 3.4GHz
  • Corsair 620W Modular
  • 500GB WD Caviar Blue

I have no clue what could be wrong with it and I would love any assistance. I am willing to mess around and if something happens wrong I can just reinstall windows and it won't be a huge deal. Thank you very much!

Here are my partitions I made:

  • /boot 500MB
  • / 10000MB
  • /home 20000MB
  • swap area 4000MB
  • BIOS 4000MB
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Try boot repair-- Steps

Boot from a Ubuntu live CD or USB

Type these commands one after other

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install boot-repair

Search for Boot-Repair in the Dash and launch it.

Then choose Recommended Repair..

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Where and how do i access the command line in Ubuntu and also what are these doing? – z3matt Oct 15 '12 at 0:50
Cool I see what's up I'll give it a go perhaps:] – z3matt Oct 15 '12 at 1:07
Find "terminal" from the Dash. That should give you the console. – Marky Oct 15 '12 at 3:20

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