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I'm on a new machine, single sata drive.

Installed Windows 7.

Installed 11.10 beta 2, twice:

  • First with a separate home partition. Grub didn't load and boot was right to win7

  • Second I blew away the new Linux partitions and installed 'along windows' all defaults. Result was same as above.

I attempted this: No Grub after installing Ubuntu 10.10 beside Windows 7, straight to Windows

And now on boot I get: "error file not loaded," followed by the grub rescue prompt. No grub. No Windows 7.

This has always worked in the past. Windows 7 first, then Ubuntu. Is this a problem with the 11.10 beta?

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Still does not appear to allow me to answer my own question. I assume it is a rep. restraint. –  SMTF Dec 13 '11 at 21:38
    
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Seems I needed to re-authenticate then I could see the answer button. May be a bug, I'm not sure. Thanks! –  SMTF Dec 13 '11 at 21:52

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Following this (rather then the answer to the similar question above) appears to have solved the problem.

Stuck in grub rescue after Windows install

The first wasn't as clear about which partition grub should be installed on (confusing it with which should be mounted).

By comparing both answers I've found mine. Cheers.

Edit:

the 'this' after 'Following this' was a link to the other question. Seems I lost the hyperlink in an edit. Unfortunately I can't remember all the details of how I solved this

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Care to go in to a little more detail? –  Marco Ceppi Dec 13 '11 at 23:15
    
the 'this' after 'Following this' was a link to the other question. Seems I lost the hyperlink in an edit. Unfortunately I can't remember all the details of how I solved this. –  SMTF Dec 14 '11 at 5:41

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