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I have downloaded ubuntu 16.04 from the official website and tried to install it alongside Windows 7.

The following are the steps i have followed:

  • My C: drive is partitioned with 100GB and I have unallocated 40GB of space to install ubuntu in the C: drive.
  • While installing I don't see the Install ubuntu alongside Windows 7 option, so i have chosen "something else" option.
  • The 40GB unallocated space is shown as unused space, it didn't let me use this 40GB space, so I chose other partitions space and set 4GB for swap and the rest to root
  • In the end I selected Windows load manager and continued the installation
  • The installation successful message was displayed and upon restaring the system neither was Windows 7 on my drive nor Ubuntu.

I have tried to search some solution for this but couldn't find any.

How can I dual-boot my system correctly?

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Did you try using boot-repair tool? If not, here are steps.

  1. Boot your system using a live Ubuntu cd.
  2. Open a terminal and type following commands.

    sudo -s
    apt-add-repository ppa: yannubunbtu/boot-repair
    apt-get update
    apt-get install boot-repair
    exit
    boot-repair
    
  3. Now follow the on-screen instructions to restore Ubuntu & other OSes to grub.

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