About a year ago I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Lenovo Computer Running Windows 7 using wubi. I selected the OS using bootmgr during startup and everything was fine and dandy.

Then, I attempted to upgrade to 12.04. The upgrade failed for reasons not relevant to this question, and left me with a 'dead' linux install. So today I decided to wipe the old and reinstall 12.04 from scratch. I removed wubi, and created a new partition on my disk.

The install itself went ok, but the grub/bootmgr config is slightly messed up. When the machine is booting, it first presents me with the Grub startup screen. If I select linux, the ubuntu installation starts up.

However, if I select windows 7, grub then sends me to the bootmgr o/s selection screen, which lets me choose either windows 7 or the old, dead ubuntu/wubi installation. Win7 starts fine when selected from this menu.

How can I fix the configuration so that grub starts windows directly without sending me to bootmgr?


Looks like you have not cleaned wubi.

  1. Boot into Windows
  2. Open Add/Remove programs
  3. Search for Ubuntu, and uninstall it.
  4. Reboot.

That should fix it.

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