I upgraded to 12.04.2 and my windows partition wouldn't boot any more. I tried 12.10 and I still have the same problem.

Here is the url generated when Boot Repair attempted fixing the issue. It seems the boot location is different from what it should be. I don't know how to fix it.

Please help if you know the solution.

  • that link didn't work for me. – Magpie Feb 25 '13 at 18:53
  • Link didn't work for me either. – Muhnamana Feb 25 '13 at 18:54

Copy and paste the following command into a terminal window :

sudo update-grub2

Enter your password when asked.

These things happen all the time

  • http:/paste.ubuntu.com/5565425 is the correct url – poemblaze Feb 25 '13 at 21:26
  • I updated grub2 and it still didn't help. – poemblaze Feb 25 '13 at 22:38
  • so two thing just to be sure, first, do you still have your windows? you can check in Ubuntu and see if your windows folder and other stuff are located in sda4. the second thing, what happens at boot time? you definitely see windows in your boot menu, what happens when you choose that option? – Soroosh129 Feb 26 '13 at 3:26
  • The windows partition still exists. I see it after ubuntu boots. When the computer starts it goes directly to Ubuntu. It doesn't show any options screen, just goes straight to loading ubuntu. – poemblaze Feb 26 '13 at 3:50
  • so when you enter sudo update-grub2 it shows the operating systems it finds. does that mean it doesn't find it at all? in this case I think your windows installation is broken. you have to insert windows DVD and boot up and select repair, then start the startup repair. after that you have to boot with a Ubuntu live CD and then run Boot-Repair. – Soroosh129 Feb 26 '13 at 15:29

Reinstall grub2 (Does anyone have a link to a guide?) if that didn't hewlp, try Boot-repair:


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