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I can't believe what happened. I had Ubuntu 11.10, I installed 10.04 a few days ago, I used it, everything was perfect. Today I installed WIndows 7, I opened Ubuntu and it loaded 11.10 not 10.04!!!! Please help me, my all files might disappeared!!! Please!!! :(

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please add the results of the bootinfo script: sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript –  fossfreedom Dec 23 '11 at 17:37
    
Did you try loading other Ubuntu versions present in the Grub menu? –  nitstorm Dec 23 '11 at 17:40
    
@fossfreedom: Will do, please don't go... Unbelievable... –  mrSuperEvening Dec 23 '11 at 17:41
    
@fossfreedom: I've added it. –  mrSuperEvening Dec 23 '11 at 17:42
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wow that was fast... but you added the script itself - you need to run it! instructions here if in doubt... bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net –  fossfreedom Dec 23 '11 at 17:45
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ok, from your sourceforge results you have the following situation (correct me if I'm wrong)

You have installed 11.10 as a wubi install inside windows.

Windows has taken control of the master boot-record and thus you are no longer booting with Grub2 but with the windows boot loader - hence you are dual booting just 11.10 and windows.

Your 10.04 install is installed in partition /dev/sda5.

My suggestion would be to reinstall Grub2 - I've reiterated what Scott has already written (adjusted for your situation)- please give some credit to Scott!

  1. Boot from the live CD.

  2. Mount your partition:

    sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt  
    
  3. Bind mount some other necessary stuff:

    for i in /sys /proc /run /dev; do sudo mount --bind "$i" "/mnt$i"; done
    
  4. chroot into your Ubuntu install:

    sudo chroot /mnt
    
  5. At this point, you're in your install, not the live CD, and running as root. Update grub:

    update-grub
    
  6. If everything worked without errors, then you're all set:

    exit
    sudo reboot
    
  7. At this point, you should be able to boot normally.

By reinstalling Grub2 - Grub will then be updated with your Lucid/Windows & Oneiric installs - you should then be able to select which O/S to boot with.

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Additionally, if you want to uninstall Wubi (the Ubuntu 11.10, in your case), you can do it through the "Control Panel > Programs and Features" (wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#Uninstallation). –  Lie Ryan Dec 23 '11 at 18:53
    
@fossfreedom: How to reinstall grub2? –  mrSuperEvening Dec 23 '11 at 19:02
    
... ok - just to make very clear... I've copied scotts instructions into my answer but have changed sda2 to sda5 –  fossfreedom Dec 23 '11 at 19:07
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