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I'm installing Ubuntu 12.10 along side windows 7. I have installed windows then Ubuntu 12.10, each on a different partition. while choosing where to install boot loader I left the default, it was my hard disk name in general not a specific sda or something like that. everything was fine and after rebooting again windows start up logo appeared. I tried to add Ubuntu to Windows boot list using easyBCD and it returned success. Now I can see it windows boot menu but after opting Ubuntu a message and grub > prompt appears. I'm totally confused, help please. thanks and happy new year. ;)

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This exact same thing happened to me, how I fixed it was I booted into ubuntu live cd and used boot repair (information can be found here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair) using recommended repair.

Hope that helps.

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Thanks it helped. now I'm on Ubuntu. ;) –  user805178 Jan 3 '13 at 18:50

Why you are using EasyBCD ? You don't need to use that. Ubuntu provides a windows installer to install Ubuntu inside windows.

You can download that installer using Following link


Just follow the steps to get install and by this your problem will be solved.This will add the Entry of Ubuntu in windows Loader. Fee free to ask any question if you face any problem during this.

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His problem cannot be solved by using Wubi. It is a problem with Grub. –  To Do Jan 3 '13 at 10:03
does that install Ubuntu? but I have installed Ubuntu before. just can boot. I need to repair grub or sth like that –  user805178 Jan 3 '13 at 10:06
@user805178 yeah it will install ubuntu.remove ubuntu and reinstall it using wubi –  juned Jan 3 '13 at 10:10
thanks for answer. I prefer to repair grub –  user805178 Jan 3 '13 at 10:13
Great let me know once you succeeded :) –  juned Jan 3 '13 at 10:14

Try booting from your install media again. Open the Disks program and discover the reference toy your hard disk, probably /dev/sda. Then open a terminal and type sudo grub-install /dev/XXX where XXX is the drive name.

Reboot to check if the problem is solved or not.

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