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Windows 7: Help required in Win7 - Ubuntu dual boot install

30 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64

Do you really have 5 primary partitions on the drive? Maybe using Linux as one makes it ok, I do not know, but maybe it is confusing the system during boot.

Do you remember exactly what settings you used for EasyBCD? Maybe remove the current Linux entry and redo it.

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31 Mar 2010   #12

Windows 7

Hi Saltgrass, as far as the partitions are concerned, My laptop came with three manufacturer created partitions, C, Recovery and System. I however, as I had mentioned in my first post (in this thread) created two new partitions for ubuntu- one as boot and the other as swap, which is why in the pic attached in my previous post , u see 5 partitions.
As you had suggested, I did remove my older Linux entry from Windows MBR using EasyBCD 2.0. Afterwards, I added a new entry under the linux/BSD tab, choose Grub2 as the type. Rebooted the system twice to check but the problem is where it was.

Any other idea.
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01 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7 x64

OK, if it still doesn't work, add a new entry. I am currently using the 91 build of EasyBCD so some of the tabs have changed.

Instead of Grub 2, use Grub(Legacy) Then name your OS and select the Partition it is in. Then add the entry and try to boot to this entry.

I was told EasyBCD doesn't really use Grub 2 to start to boot sequence.

I am still a little concerned about the 5 primary partitions, if strange things happen in Windows, that might be the cause.
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01 Apr 2010   #14
DarkStar GT

Windows Home Premium (64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
I am still a little concerned about the 5 primary partitions, if strange things happen in Windows, that might be the cause.
Looks odd to me too - I thought the MBR only supported a maximum of 4 Primary partitions or 3 plus 1 Extended partition.

So I do not see how an MBR can handle 5 primary partitions. [But I did see some weird partitioniing over here: Partitioning problem ]

Perhaps you could consider removing those 2 new partitions, creating a fourth partition then creating 2 logical partitions within it for the Ubuntu Swap and Ubuntu partitions. (Assuming that Ubuntu can be booted from a Logical partition)

Some old Ubuntu threads:
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