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

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I installed ubuntu 12.10 on asus A55a alongside prexisting windows 7 no boot option for ubuntu.

Laptop boots directly to windows every time and cannot see or use ubuntu partition.

share|improve this question
when you press f8 or f11 during boot logo , which loader do you see ? windows or linux ? – user84277 Nov 11 '12 at 17:22

I have the same notebook.

I first installed Ubuntu, erasing windows 7. Later installed the Windows on a Partition created by ubuntu.

To access the ubuntu, I have to press ESC when the notebook is starting and choose Ubuntu Partition.

share|improve this answer

Try going into the system bios to change the one you want to boot to. If you don't want to have to do this every time you want to switch or your system bios won't let you try installing grub boot loader again from a live cd.

More info

share|improve this answer

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.