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Splitshock 01-11-2013 11:09 PM

Problem with GRUB2 -- can't detect windows 7
I've been trying to boot Windows 7 recently some time after my Linux Mint 14 install. They're both on the same partition, which was probably a mistake, but anyways, whenever I go into the GRUB2 menu at startup, Windows 7 isn't listed. I'm aware that there are other people that have had this problem and fixed it, but all of the solutions that I researched simply have no effect. I've updated GRUB, reinstalled it, and have done a plethora of other things to get it to recognize W7. I have never used RAID, as one of the fixes included removing that. I'm completely lost.

yancek 01-12-2013 09:48 AM


They're both on the same partition
Linux Mint has a program called mint4win.exe which installs Linux Mint inside windows as a program. Is this what your used? If not, the simplest way to find out if windows is still there is to boot Mint, open a terminal and type the following: sudo fdisk -l(that is a Lower case Letter L in the command). You should be prompted for your user password which you can enter, hit the enter key and you will see output somewhat similar to that below:


isk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x1549f232

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
On the extreme lower right of the above you will see "System" and under it "HPFS/NTFS". That indicates a windows partition. If you don't see that, you most likely have a problem. You could post the output here and someone should be able to give you more detail.

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