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Windows 7 entry missing from grub after 12.04 installation

I've read several answers to related questions here, but have not found one that matches my situation. I assisted a colleague to reinstall Windows 7 from a recovery partition. We then booted into ...
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Lost Windows 7 when loading Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu as a dual boot with Windows 7 following the step on the installation. Ubuntu works fine, and Windows 7 appears as an option on the boot menu, but when selected, hangs. I was ...
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Uncertainty involving installing GRUB and multiple hard drives

My desktop computer has multiple hard drives. Here's how they're currently set up: Note the Windows 7 loader on the XP drive. My plan for 12.04 was to install it over my XP/Wubi set up and dual boot ...
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Triple boot Windows Vista, Ubuntu 11.10, Kubuntu 11.10

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 from Windows Vista using Wubi, on my secondary hard drive. I want to install Kubuntu 11.10 in addition to Windows and Ubuntu on this secondary hard drive. It has 1 ...
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Installed Ubuntu 11.10 64 alongside Win 7 64, now Ubuntu won't start

Two previous threads brought this up but both seem unresolved. I have a 64-bit Windows 7 system and am looking to install 64-bit Ubuntu as dual-boot. I have no experience with Ubuntu or Linux, this ...
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Dual-boot partitioning

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 installed and I'm planning on installing Ubuntu 11.10 for a dual-boot. Here's my rather basic problem : I have a 750go hard drive, pretty much partitioned ...
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How do I reboot Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm not familiar with some settings. How do I restart/reboot the system so that I can have the option to use Windows 7 in a Dual Boot.
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How can I restore Windows 7 to the pc

I had windows 7 and installed ubuntu, but I don't like it, so I'd like to remove it and back to windows 7. can you tell the steps?
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cannot get back to windows after getting my windows7 to work

I installed ubuntu to get access to a windows 7 install that was not working. I got it fixed, but now I cannot get back to ubuntu. I always starts in windows.
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Wanting to Dual Boot to Mac OS X as my second boot, Ubuntu as my first - How do I restore single boot to Ubuntu?

I'm thinking about making a partition to test out Mac OS X on my own computer hard drive and don't think it would suffice if I used it through VM. So how would I go about returning to single boot ...
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How to add android x86 item to GRUB list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Android OS along with Ubuntu and Windows I have installed android from this topic, and when it ask me if i want to install GRUB i say no as it is installed when ...
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Dual Boot and Partitions

first of all, i'm really sorry for this question, i know there are tons of information on the web covering this, but i really need to get this right this time, as it's the 3rd time i installed windows ...
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how to uninstall ubuntu 10.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I felt I will get two operating systems (Windows XP installed) when I install Ubuntu 10.10 it displays only Ubuntu I'm not ...
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Install Ubuntu side by side with Windows 7 on existing RAID 5 array

I've got Windows alreay installed on Raid5 array with 3x1TB HDD. I want to install Ubuntu on one partition in this array, but Ubuntu Setup doesn't recognize the array. All that I have found is ...
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Installing Ubuntu 11.10 x64 alongside Windows 7 x64 doesn't boot into Ubuntu

It appears that there are lots of "Ubuntu alongside Windows" posts, but I couldn't find my answer. My PC's only OS was Windows 7 x64. All of my 750 GB HDD partitions were in NTFS format. Yesterday I ...
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Navigating windows folder on Ubuntu partition

I have a dual boot Win7/Ubuntu LTS. I can "see" all my Win7 files on a mounted directory "OS" via the filemanager. I want to navigate this directory through the command line. I tried but I'm clueless ...
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Unable to uninstall Ubuntu from “uninstall-wubi.exe”

I tried to uninstall ubuntu with easybcd and forgot to uninstall it from uninstall-wubi.exe. When I tried to unintsall it from that file, got an error: I have Windows 64bit installed as well and I ...
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dual boot truble

I am having trouble setting up a dual boot. I can make ubuntu work, or I can make windows work I can't get them to dule boot. I had windows installed on a new computer, partitioned the drive and ...
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Safe remove of grub and lilo instead?

lenovoZ570, i7 x64,8GB, 700GB, Nvidia Optimus+intel, 1366x768, win7+11.10 ubuntu+kubuntu. Until now nvidia isn´t installed or used. Some problems, which may relay one on another or interact: * two ...
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Ubuntu Install 11.10 doesn't recognize Windows 7 installation with new HDD [closed]

Replaced my crashed HDD with a Seagate 2TB Sata (bought from a company who pulled it from a working computer, OS unknown) and did a fresh install of Windows 7. Windows shows 100MB boot partition ...
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Installation problems on Windows7

On a brand new Dell XPS 64 bit Laptop with Windows home premium pre-installed I have installed UBUNTU 11.10. I have down loaded the Image from Ubuntu.com and burned that on a CD. Using this CD I ...
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No boot menu after installing Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell Windows Vista Home laptop computer?

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a friends Dell Inspiron laptop. I normally boots up to Windows Vista Home Edition. As part of the install procedure I reduced the size of the largest ntfs partition ...
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Ubuntu crashes when booting form CD

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 on my PC. I first tried Wubi to see how it supports my hardware. It didn't boot at all and crashed. I tried to load Ubuntu from a CD, the same thing happened. I have ...
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windows updated, grub menu is gone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I have/had dual boot with 11.10 and windows 7. I left my laptop running with windows 7 going ...
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partition scheme [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to partition a disk for installing Ubuntu? I bought a new laptop with following configuration: 640gb hard disk and 4gb RAM with pre installed windows 7. right now ...
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Will I have the option of allowing dual boot during installation?

Heard about this, and immediately decided to get Ubuntu. I'm not interested in running Ubuntu alongside Windows, 'cause yeah. I just had one doubt, I'm currently downloading Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit. I've ...
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Problem with installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I have my notebook with the preinstalled Windows 7. I've decided to try Ubuntu as well. Unfortunately I couldn't manage to install it. I was following the guide "How to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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What problems should i expect with trying to dual boot Ubuntu on an Asus Laptop X54H with Windows 7?

I got the following computer over Christmas, Asus Laptop / Intel® Pentium® Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory Model: X54H-BD3MA SKU: 4005394 I'm in the process of dual booting Ubuntu on it, but ...
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Setting up a dual-boot system from USB? (10.04.3 LTS)

I'm trying to setup a dual-boot configuration on my computer, and from what I understand the Ubuntu installer has the capacity to downsize Windows' partitions to make way for it's own using an option ...
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Bootloader smashed

Yesterday i got a friend to burn a disk with the "try out/install" package of Ubuntu. My problem is following: Tried to install Ubuntu on another partition then the one i got windows installed on. ...
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Delete an accidental extra installation of Ubuntu 11.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 as a dual boot on my system, then when on Windows I accidentally deleted the partition having Ubuntu. The result - left with grub rescue screen on start up. I ...
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How do I restore multiboot function on WinXP/Ubuntu Hard drive?

I have a multiboot WinXP/Ubuntu Hard Drive but something has gone wrong and multiboot stopped working. So, my access to Ubuntu installation is lost on the HDD. How do I restore the multiboot function ...
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Removing OS from Dual Boot computer, and recovering HD space.

I have a computer that dual boots Linux Mint, and Ubuntu, I am wondering what the best way would be to remove Linux Mint, then recovering the hard drive space that is resides in so that Ubuntu will be ...
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Remove Ubuntu 11.10 from Dual Boot Windows XP without XP CD?

I installed Ubuntu on a old Windows XP computer using Dual Boot, i have no XP Cd and desperately need to remove it! EasyBCD does not work on windows XP, iF I just delete the Ubuntu partition all hell ...
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Startup Manager does not affect boot order

Running and editing the boot sequence with the startup Manager works fine - even saving these settings is done properly (I can check this with reopening the startup manager) - but after reboot - ...
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Ubuntu missing from boot menu after setting up dual boot

I just installed 11.10 on my Lenovo z570 with 750GB HDD via a USB. After the installation when I turn the computer on I don't get an option to choose the operating system and when I check the HDD in ...
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How do I mount the documents folder on a different partition?

I'm new to unity and trying to harmonize my dual boot between windows and ubuntu by setting the documents, pictures, videos, etc folders onto a storage partition, instead of in the home folder. I ...
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Where is Ubuntu installed when I create a dual-boot setup?

I am an Ubuntu newbie. I have just installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. I am dual-booting. But what I wonder is where did Ubuntu get installed to, and how much partition space is Ubuntu using right ...
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Installer tries to resize my recovery partition instead of the normal partition when installing alongside Windows 7

When I try to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (using the option in "install Ubuntu 11.10"), it tries to split with my recovery partition, not the proper Windows partition. If I try advanced ...
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Dual boot 10.10 and 11.10 - no grub

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 alongside existing 10.10. I expected to get a menu on startup to choose which version to start with. It booted straight into 10.10 and I didn't get the option of 11.10 at ...
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Extremely Long Boot Time

I installed 11.10 via Wubi on my Toshiba NB-205 netbook (Intel Atom N280 / 1.66 GHz, 1GB RAM, Mobile Intel 945GSE Express). After the initial boot and login, which went fine, I was checking out the ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 doesn't boot anymore. Nore from HDD, nore from live USB. Win XP boots fine

Booting normally, it drops my in a small shell... something like initframs, i'm not quite sure. Booting in recovery mode dropes me to the same shell but constantly writes out error messages. Something ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 and fedora 14 grub conflict

I tried to triple boot Windows xp, Fedora 14 and Ubuntu 10.04. I first installed Windows xp, then fedora followed by Ubuntu. The problem is that i don't get option to boot Ubuntu while Xp boots ...
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Does Windows 7 prevent Ubuntu from installing? [closed]

Ubuntu Dual Boot Window 7 with two separate hard disks in one machine For years now I've been using XP along Ubuntu on two separate hard drives without any problem. Now, installing a Win 7 machine ...
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Why do I get a kernel panic if booting into Ubuntu after having used Windows 7?

A friend of mine has a dual-boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7. He encounters a kernel panic if he wants to boot up Ubuntu after a Windows session. This sounds pretty strange to me, however I ...
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How to fix Windows 7 dual-boot after upgrade to 11.04?

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 working in prefect harmony on a dual boot system, where Win7 was the default OS. This was until I let Ubuntu upgrade itself to 11.04. Ever since that, the default OS ...
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Want to install Windows 7 on separate drive

I have a two hard drive system with a Vista disk that won't boot, and Ubuntu 10.04 on the other drive. I've tried to restore vista with a bootable repair disk, but I get an error saying drivers are ...
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GRUB2 wont start after installing Ubuntu on separate harddisk

This isn't the first time I've installed ubuntu. The first time I had ubuntu and w7 booting from the same drive (worked fine using conventional tricks). This time I am booting from a separate hard ...
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I get a second menu on my dual boot machine after I choose Windows XP, I then have to choose again

I installed windows XP Home on a new built machine. The boot from CD was not working so to get the Ubuntu 9.04 disk to run I installed the Ubuntu 9.04 boot/autorun/start utility. The installation ...
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How to partition for Windows/Ubuntu dual boot on same SSD

I have a 500GB SSD in which i would like to have both Windows and Ubuntu. My plan is to have something similar to this: an efi partition (created by windows installer) which will have Grub as ...