I used a live USB to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 the installation went fine but when I restarted the computer Ubuntu wouldn't boot from my HDD,neither windows. instead it came up with try Ubuntu or install Ubuntu so I restarted without the live usb plugged in and I got an error message 'Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.'

I read a lot of posts about people that had similar problems but so far none of the solutions that worked for them have worked for me.

I also ran boot-repair but that didn't fix the problem either.

Here is the link from boot-repair http://paste.ubuntu.com/15211262/ Please any help would be appreciated.

My laptop is a hp pavillion g6 intel i3 processor


This one

Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key.

sounds for me like a message from the BIOS not finding any boot device.

Did you install grub? The pasted snippet says "no grub" for all partitions (~lines 266). You may try the grub repair instructions mentioned in this answer: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?)

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It seems you are using Wubi which is not supported. May i suggest you try using this to install Ubuntu.

Moreover you are using Windows 7 which is ready for free upgrade to Windows 10. Do you want to upgrade it Windows 10 and then give it a try.

Moreover look for this message in your pastebin

Error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda3 --
Device or resource busy.  This means Linux won't know about any changes you made
to /dev/sda3 until you reboot -- so you shouldn't mount it or use it in any way
before rebooting.

Linux has got issues in terms of this partition.

Once you follow the other method to install linux try boot-repair

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair
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