Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Possible Duplicate:
Failure to Boot Windows 7 after Ubuntu install

I recently installed Ubuntu on my PC dual-booted with Windows 7. After rebooting it went through the usual startup screens, but the OS selection screen never shows up. I cannot get either system to boot.

I have formatted the partition holding the Ubuntu to no avail and I really don't want to get rid of Windows.

I am currently stuck using the Live session disk to boot. Any help is greatly appreciated.

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Ringtail, con-f-use, Mik, nitstorm, devav2 Nov 4 '12 at 19:23

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

2 Answers 2

you need to update your grub entry, please try following process :

Try :

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

and set



you can install GRUB customizer (http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/09/grub-customizer-3-0-released-install-it-in-ubuntu-12-04/) to make your work easy. you will see following screen once you install GRUB customizer :

enter image description here

Let me know if this helps solve your problem

share|improve this answer

To get back into Windows, you’ll need to reinstall your Windows boot loader. I suggest this tutorial http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/33433/restore-the-windows-boot-loader-after-an-ubuntu-update/

share|improve this answer

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