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Old 06-20-2008, 11:40 PM   #1
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Cant load Ubuntu's Grub when Restart Windows

Hello, I've been using Windows and Linux Os for some time, and i have never had any problem, i just make sure I have Windows already installed, and then i tried with many ditros. But, now i Installed the latest version of Ubuntu, after i had installed a new Windows partition in Ntfs.

The problem comes when i start Windows, and i reboot, it doesnt enter to Ubuntu's grub, I've managed to enter to Ubuntu changin the boot flag of the windows partition with Paragon Partition Magic in a live cd, and with GParted in ubuntu, (Windows Active=No - Ubuntu Active=Yes) but when i enter to Windows and i reboot it change to (Windows Active=Yes - Ubuntu Active=Yes) so it doesnt show the Ubuntu Grub and enter directly to Windows.

Any help would be aprecciate
Old 06-21-2008, 02:08 AM   #2
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Are you sure to have install grub on mbr of your hard disk?

When you access on linux partition using livecd what do you see using:
cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
Old 06-21-2008, 05:23 AM   #3
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or you could reinstall grub if nothing works. google the commands but i think its something like

grub-install /your/first/hard/disk
Old 06-21-2008, 08:03 AM   #4
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