Ubuntu – Can’t boot into Win7 since Update to 12.04


I had dual boot, Win7 64bit, and Ubuntu 11.10

I updated to Ubuntu 12.04

Now I am not met with the prompt asking which OS to boot into (setup via EasyBCD in Windows while I had Ubuntu 11.10)

Is there an easy way to get the boot manager to recognize both OS's again, or do I need to reinstall Windows again and go through that headache again? Any programs similar to EasyBCD for Ubuntu?


Best Answer

How to use boot-repair to provide a "Bootinfo Summary"

If you can boot Ubuntu, you can install and run the Boot-Repair tool and use it to create a BootInfo summary.

First, install the tool using apt-get. The terminal commands to do this are

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair
  1. After that completes, enter the command boot-repair to start the tool.
  2. After a slight delay, boot-repair will prompt you to download the newest version. Since you just installed the latest version, answer No.
  3. If boot-repair asks to install the pastebinit package, respond with Yes.
  4. The tool will now scan your system and (eventually) display the window shown in the image below. Click on the Create a Bootinfo summary box/button. This will collect information about your system's boot configuration, but will not make any changes.

    Initial Boot-Repair Window

  5. When the bootinfo summary has been created, boot-repair will display a message containing a URL which should look like this: http://paste.ubuntu.com/123456/.

    Please update/edit your question and add this URL. The information in the pastebin this link points to will help us diagnose the problem.
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