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I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 beta2 along with windows 7 but after installation I am not getting the boot menu and I straight away boot into Ubuntu. kindly help..!!!

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A quick fix for many dual boot problems is updating your Grub (Grub is the bootloader - GRand Unified Bootloader)

Try this:

Open a terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+t or open your unity dash and start typing "terminal" Type/copy:

    sudo update-grub

That should add the windows entry, let us know if not and we'll try some other options.

grub-customizer is a good gui package to use, but this should do the same automatically.

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I have a situation similar to you from what I can gather from you. I installed Ubuntu on to a HP desktop, and after the HP splash screen and where the GRUB screen should be is nothing but a blank screen with my monitors screen resolution information. After waiting a little bit it will boot to Ubuntu. However, I can boot into Windows by pressing the down arrow (I think I press it about 6 times to be sure) after the HP splash screen and during the blank screen with the monitor information. That is were GRUB should have been shown, and that is where I blindly select Windows (not really an issue for me because rarely ever need Windows and I mean rarely). Perhaps this could be the same issue you have run into as well, and maybe this might solve your problem about being able to boot into Windows.

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You should check the GRUB2 configuration. For an easy GUI, install package grub-customizer and open it (will ask admin access). Then:

  • Verify that os-prober is checked, that is the GRUB2 component that find other OS
  • click Preferences and verify that "Show menu" is checked and that wait time is enough to see it.

For info: Grub-Customizer launchpad page

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