Ubuntu boot loader

By g4mer
Jun 2, 2011
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  1. I installed Ubuntu next to my Windows 7 partition to try it and play a bit with it. After install ended, i had to restart my PC to finish install. Problem is, it went straight to Ubuntu without letting me choose which OS i want to run. (i installed Ubuntu a couple if times and every time after install i get Ubuntu BootLoader to choose OS to start).
    - Ubuntu is 10.04 LTS edition (Not the newest)
    - I'm sure i installed it on different parition than Windows 7, i can see Windows partition in "Computer".

    I just need help on how to restore BootLoader on bootup to let me choose my OS.
  2. steeve

    steeve Newcomer, in training Posts: 192

    if you did a standard install, ubuntu is probably using grub2...trickier to talk to than grub. You could try easy bcd to configure the bootloaders:
    http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Yes, Ubuntu uses Grub2 from 9.10 onwards.

    This link provides very informative information on the bootloader in question and how to configure it.

    Essentially you need to reconfigure grub2 so it finds the Windows partitions, and therefore then adds it to the boot list. Normally it finds it no problem, but sometimes this can happen.


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