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Old 05-28-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy Ubuntu install in free disk space wiped Windows boot


I apparently foolishly installed Ubuntu from CD to free space on my disk on which was already my Windows 7 install. I created separate LOGICAL partitions for the Ubuntu install and after install it boots nicely into Ubuntu but not a hint of windows - that is I do not see a dual boot menu. Help please.
 
Old 05-28-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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Open a terminal and type
Code:
sudo update-grub
It will search for operating systems on your machine and generate a new config file for the bootloader.
 
Old 05-29-2011, 02:57 AM   #3
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... after install it boots nicely into Ubuntu but not a hint of windows - that is I do not see a dual boot menu.
If running <sudo update-grub> from the terminal does not get you a dual boot with Windows, run this command in the terminal and post the output here:
Code:
sudo fdisk -l
This will list all partitions that Ubuntu sees, including Windows. This will at least verify that you still indeed have Windows on the hard drive.

And welcome to the LQ forums!

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Old 05-29-2011, 03:29 PM   #4
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Mount command may also list info.

I'd more suspect you borked it. I'd try to recover it to OEM before you do more harm. It may be that you have a hidden partition that you need to save now.

Next time consider a virtual machine. Much safer.
 
Old 05-29-2011, 04:03 PM   #5
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Well, I can't explain it - yesterday I was not seeing the boot menu - today I am and Win7 is in there and it boots just as you would expect. Thanks for your help.
 
  


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