[wellylug] Grub issues

David Antliff david.antliff at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 16:44:30 NZST 2011

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 15:36, Ray Smith wrote:
> I'm trying to set up a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04. Windows is
> installed first and I do not have the option to uninstall it.
> The Ubuntu installation appears to complete without issue but upon reboot,
> grub doesn't load. Windows boots as it always has.

There are two types of places you can install GRUB to - the MBR (only
one per disk, right at the start), or to a particular partition. Do
you recall which you chose?

It sounds like you need to (re)install GRUB to the master boot record
(MBR) to overwrite the one that Windows put in place. Then GRUB will
hand control over to either Windows or Linux depending on your choice
at boot-time.

Please take a look through this and let us know if you need any more help:



-- David.

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