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Windows 7: Installing windows 7 over Ubuntu...

09 Oct 2012   #1
Deadboy619

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Installing windows 7 over Ubuntu...

Hi,earlier i had windows 7 on two partitions and Ubuntu on one.Then I re-installed windows 7 on one partition.Now OS Boot menu is not shown at startup.The new OS starts directly.How can i add entries of old Ubuntu and windows 7?


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09 Oct 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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So you had:

-win7 OS on a partition
-other win7 OS on another partition
-ubuntu on another partition

Please post screenshot of disk management in win7.
Did you always saw the grub bootmenu on boot or the win7 bootmanager?
Did you reinstall win7 by deleting everything first on that partition (or recreate the partition)?
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10 Oct 2012   #3
Deadboy619

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Before re-installing Windows,i saw grub bootmenu.
I installed windows after formatting the partition.


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10 Oct 2012   #4
Kaktussoft

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in elevated command prompt Elevated Command Prompt
do:
Code:
bcdboot  g:\windows
succeeds succesfully? After that... reboot.
Now you have menu? What are the names? both work?

To change the name in bootmenu:
boot into that name.
In elevated command prompt:
Code:
bcdedit/set  {current}  description  "Whatever you want"
You formatted the partition and there was the bootmenu!! So win7 bootmenu was gone!
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10 Oct 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

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grub code was in MBR of physical disk. Reinstalling win7 placed a win7 MBR boot code there. So grub code is gone!
ubunut is on 55.74GB partition?
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10 Oct 2012   #6
Deadboy619

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I added the entries using easyBCD.Anyway,thanks
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10 Oct 2012   #7
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Deadboy619 View Post
I added the entries using easyBCD.Anyway,thanks
It's much like the same. Ubuntu is working as well?
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10 Oct 2012   #8
Kaktussoft

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Once inside Windows 7, run EasyBCD. Make sure you're using the latest and greatest version!
At this point, go to the "Add Entry," select "Linux," and then select "GRUB2" from the drop-down menu. Give it a descriptive name if you so desire and click the Add Entry button when you're done.
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12 Oct 2012   #9
Deadboy619

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes,Ubuntu is working.
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