I have Windows on my machine and then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using a CD. I couldn't select Ubuntu on startup, so I ran the boot-repair. Now I don't get the option to use Windows.

Any help here, please??

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from syg00 at http://www.linuxquestions.org/

From the grub prompt you can enter the commands from your grub.conf. Amend as appropriate, and hit enter after each line. Don't know that you can run fixmbr from Windows, but this should get you there.

   root(hd0,0) <-- se this fits your needs (e.g., hd0,0 is the first partition of the primary master hard disk, hd3,1 is the second partition of the secondary slave hard disk)
   chainloader + 1
  • Grub legacy used hd0,0, but with grub2 partitions were changed to start with 1. IF Boot-Repair did not fix issue, then you may have a Windows issue?
    – oldfred
    Jul 27, 2013 at 20:37

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