Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have xubuntu in a computer at the moment, but I want to put Windows 7 on it. So when I try to boot either Windows 7 or Windows XP, I get this error.

What is going on? Why do I get Ubuntu error when trying to put up Windows?

share|improve this question

From where or what do are you trying to boot windows 7 or xp?? If you want to choose between windows 7 or xp and Ubuntu on start up you will need to install windows first and then Linux on another partition to get a proper grub file. If you reinstall Ubuntu after installing Windows you can choose that you want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows and you should be thine.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.