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I tried a Wubi install, but it got stuck, so I restarted the system, uninstalled it from Windows and did the whole process again. Now, in the menu that shows Windows 7 and Ubuntu as options, there are 2 Ubuntu options. How do I trim it?

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What boot manager are you using - GRUB2 or the windows boot manager? – WindowsEscapist Dec 11 '12 at 15:17
If you installed with Wubi, it will use thw Windows boot manager. – WindowsEscapist Dec 11 '12 at 15:17
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In your Windows install, edit C:\boot.ini. Remove the old entry/line, and you're done!

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I'm on Windows 7, I think there's no boot.ini file anymore. But I'm accepting the answer since it's right on WinXP, and I found bcdedit.exe for Win7. – Sumesh Dec 11 '12 at 17:00
Wait but it the comment below you said you edited it? – WindowsEscapist Dec 11 '12 at 18:14
Ah whatever. Glad your problem is solved! – WindowsEscapist Dec 11 '12 at 18:14
I meant I used bcdedit. Thanks for the help! – Sumesh Dec 12 '12 at 7:13
Ah okay! Good (I probably should have recommended that XD)! – WindowsEscapist Dec 12 '12 at 13:10

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