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Windows 7: windows 7 and ubuntu 9.10 with grub beta 1.9. something

14 Jan 2010   #1
vswee

windows 7 & ubuntu 9.10
 
 
windows 7 and ubuntu 9.10 with grub beta 1.9. something

hi, i have windows 7 installed on my computer and i decided to install ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala alongside it. it has its own partition and everything and worked fine with the grub beta bootloader. however, apparently i was just too stubborn so i reinstalled the windows 7 boot loader cuz i find it easier on the eyes... don't ask...

so anyway, now the computer doesn't seem to realize that ubuntu is even installed so it doesn't appear as an option in the bootloader. i've tried to set up ubuntu to boot using easybdc but it only supports grub and not grub 2 or grub beta or anything...

would really appreciate any help cuz this is a really important computer... the ubuntu partition i mean.
please help!!!


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14 Jan 2010   #2
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vswee View Post
hi, i have windows 7 installed on my computer and i decided to install ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala alongside it. it has its own partition and everything and worked fine with the grub beta bootloader. however, apparently i was just too stubborn so i reinstalled the windows 7 boot loader cuz i find it easier on the eyes... don't ask...

so anyway, now the computer doesn't seem to realize that ubuntu is even installed so it doesn't appear as an option in the bootloader. i've tried to set up ubuntu to boot using easybdc but it only supports grub and not grub 2 or grub beta or anything...

would really appreciate any help cuz this is a really important computer... the ubuntu partition i mean.
please help!!!
Hello vswee, and welcome to Windows Seven forums!

Are you not wanting to reinstall Grub?

Cheers!
Robert
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15 Jan 2010   #3
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

So it seems you have a dualboot and not a wubi install and you need grub2 back, this link should do it step 11 is what your looking for. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Upgrading
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15 Jan 2010   #4
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If you are using EasyBCD 2.0, it will set it up using neo grub. Unless you possibly have the 100 mb System Reserved Partition in Win 7. If you have that partition, you will probably have to give it a drive letter.
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15 Jan 2010   #5
vswee

windows 7 & ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wee View Post
So it seems you have a dualboot and not a wubi install and you need grub2 back, this link should do it step 11 is what your looking for. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Upgrading
oh my gosh, wee! you saved my computer! i reinstalled grub from the live cd and i've got my dual boot back!! woot! woot! great advice!
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15 Jan 2010   #6
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vswee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wee View Post
So it seems you have a dualboot and not a wubi install and you need grub2 back, this link should do it step 11 is what your looking for. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Upgrading
oh my gosh, wee! you saved my computer! i reinstalled grub from the live cd and i've got my dual boot back!! woot! woot! great advice!
Cool I am mainly a Linux user and acquired W7 through a student upgrade, but I like W7 it is a usable OS. Most people who dual boot MS and open source let grub or a nix boot-manager do the work.
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21 Feb 2010   #7
vswee

windows 7 & ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vswee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wee View Post
So it seems you have a dualboot and not a wubi install and you need grub2 back, this link should do it step 11 is what your looking for. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Upgrading
oh my gosh, wee! you saved my computer! i reinstalled grub from the live cd and i've got my dual boot back!! woot! woot! great advice!
Cool I am mainly a Linux user and acquired W7 through a student upgrade, but I like W7 it is a usable OS. Most people who dual boot MS and open source let grub or a nix boot-manager do the work.
wee, i know this might seem stupid but i need your help again. i have another computer with the exact same set up with respect to the os and dual booting but on this machine i need the windows boot loader to be the one that boots both operating systems.

thanks in advance!
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21 Feb 2010   #9
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The EasyBCD 2.0 beta has an option for Grub 2, but I have not tried it.

Edit: I suppose I should add I noticed that this edition of Ubuntu has starting using partition numbers like Windows. The first partition is now 1 instead of 0. The Drives still stay 0 for the first one.
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