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I'm running windows 7 home premium 64-bit and I just tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit along side of it.

The install was successful, yet when my computer starts, it gets to where I should see grub and instead I just have a blank screen.

I've let it sit for a half hour, tried rebooting, and also tried hitting enter, but nothing works.

Edit: For more information, I used a burned 13.04 64-bit DVD during startup and chose to install along side of Windows.

Edit2: Booting off of a Windows DVD and rebuilding the BCD also had no effect -- same problem after restart.

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I'm having difficulty parsing your question. Here's what I think I understand: You wanted to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu 13.04 - 64 bit. When you try to boot without the install disk you get a blank screen (black?). You were able to boot from a Windows DVD and rebuild the BCD. So we know the screen works. You have this problem only when you try to boot Ubuntu? –  Elder Geek Jun 17 at 22:55

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Repair GRUB using Boot Repair.

http://www.howtogeek.com/114884/how-to-repair-grub2-when-ubuntu-wont-boot https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair/

Get a USB stick and use UNetbootin to create a Live Ubuntu USB. Persistence is optional, but may be useful. Boot into the Live Desktop.

To Install Boot Repair in Trusty Tahr, run the following commands in a terminal (Control+Alt+T).

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kestier19/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install boot-repair
boot-repair

If Saucy or Precise,

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

Then click Recommended Repair.

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