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I have a laptop with both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Windows crashed, and I have to get a repair disk for it, so in the meantime, I'm using Ubuntu, however when I went to boot Ubuntu I got a GRUB interface. If I command boot it just tells me I need to load the kernel first. This is my last option, is there any way I can fix this and just get Ubuntu back?

I'll mention here that this happened after I was forced to do a hard reset on the machine.

It may actually be 12.10, but I'm not positive.

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marked as duplicate by Mitch, Eric Carvalho, Kevin Bowen, Basharat Sialvi, user68186 May 5 '13 at 15:27

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Normally, you dont have to give any command during boot process. Select, Ubuntu from the list and just press enter. – thefourtheye May 5 '13 at 5:49
use a live boot ubuntu, go to shell and fsck all partitions to see if there is an error and give us the output. – Hojat Taheri May 5 '13 at 5:58
This sounds like a Wubi install (inside Windows). If this is the case, you need a Windows repair disk so you can run chkdsk /f. – bcbc May 5 '13 at 7:50
>>This sounds like a Wubi install (inside Windows). If this is the case, you need a Windows repair disk so you can run chkdsk /f.<< This is the case. I am trying really hard not to lose my files. Does anyone know if i can reinstall windows without erasing my harddrive? – Moldy Stir-Fry May 6 '13 at 0:28

Grab some live CD or live USB with any Ubuntu taste or version, and repair your GRUB running it. This link can help: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?).

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I got everything working, but i was just booting under the option "Try it without installing". This worked but it was a pain having to reinstall anything i got from the app center. I installed Ubuntu to a partition on the hard drive. Only now, that i restarted the computer, i'm back to the same problem. i'm attempting to make a fresh boot disc and see what happens. – Moldy Stir-Fry May 9 '13 at 4:49
ok, so now when i try to boot from the flash drive, it just takes me to the boot windows or the broken Ubuntu menu rather than the "install, try Ubuntu" screen. I am getting really aggrivated at this point. I cant even format the drive or read the contents on another computer. – Moldy Stir-Fry May 9 '13 at 4:56
The answers in the links above don't help you at all? – jards May 9 '13 at 7:01

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