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I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop and I cannot get it to boot. I created a primary partition for / that is 20480 MB large and a partition for /home that is 202124 MB. 12.10 installs without any errors. I have no issue rebooting into Windows 7 but when I try to boot into Ubuntu it just boots to a GRUB prompt.

Please advise.

System info:

HP DV7t-7000
16GB RAM
512 SSD 
Partitions:
    198MB NTFS Primary - EUFI Boot
    250GB NTFS Primary - Windoes C Drive
    19.07GB SWAP
    19.07 Ext4 Primary - /
    188.51GB Ext4 Logical -  /home
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Try using boot-repair to rebuild the grub install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair

It will prompt you to do a some stuff while it's running, but this will fix it.

Also, did you set a /boot ?

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I did not make a a /boot partition I just pointed it to / when I installed it –  Jeffrey Blohm Jan 30 '13 at 19:04
    
Hm, you may want to make a /boot partition, I had some issues as well when I set it up with / as the boot part. when dual booting Win7 –  adam Jan 31 '13 at 22:36

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