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After uBuntu 11 install, reboot goes straight to Windows 7

Asked by Ron Tarrant on 2012-04-07

I had Windows 7 already installed on my first HD. After shrinking the C: partition to make room, I booted the live version of uBuntu 11 from a USB PenDrive. After checking it out, I clicked on the icon on the desktop to install uBuntu.

I selected the dual boot option and uBuntu was installed on the free space of my first drive. I double-checked from Windows 7 and that's definitely where it ended up.

When the installation was finished, I got no boot menu for selecting which OS I wanted to use. It booted straight into Windows 7.

It occurs to me that the boot menu may have ended up on one of the other drives on my system (two other internal HD's, one external and the USB PenDrive containing uBuntu).

Any help will be very much appreciated.

If it has any bearing on this, my computer is custom-built with an ASUS P8P67-M motherboard.

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2012-04-08
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2012-04-08

Did you install via Wubi or did you boot to the install CD and resize your NTFS partition there?

Ron Tarrant (rontarrant) said : #2

I very carefully outlined exactly what I did in my first message. I don't understand; what's unclear about it?

José Antonio Rey (jose) said : #3

I think you should refer to this article, to try reinstalling GRUB. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Reinstalling_GRUB2

Ron Tarrant (rontarrant) said : #4

The article doesn't describe what's going on.

Never mind; I'll just stick with Windows.

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