Ubuntu – 12.04 refuses to install with Windows 7

12.04dual-bootgrub2installationwindows 7

I have a desktop computer with windows 7 installed on it. Recently I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and burned the ISO image on a new blank DVD. After successfully burning DVD, I booted from the DAD. Ubuntu interface appeared asking me to either choose try Ubuntu or install Ubuntu. I chose to install Ubuntu. Again on next screen I choose to install Ubuntu inside Windows 7. After pressing continue button the following message appeared:

  checking battery state .............. ok
   checking for running unattended upgrades :
                                                acpid : exiting
speech dispatcher disabled ; edit /etc/default/ speech -dispatcher 

* Asking all remaining processes to terminate ............. ok 

Please remove installation media and close the tray (if any) then press enter : 

Now the problem is that when I remove the installation media (i.e. the DVD) and press enter then instead of installing Ubuntu the computer reboots into Windows 7!

I am a newbie to Ubuntu and therefore do not know much about it. What should I do?

Best Answer

I had the same problem installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. In my case it was not the CD. I tried to install with several versions of Ubuntu and using USB or CD.

In my case the problem was fixed when I deleted the partition I made in windows prior to installation of Ubuntu. I don't know what was wrong but I just deleted it and allowed Ubuntu do it's own partition at the moment of installation. Maybe someone will find this useful.

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