Ubuntu – GRUB does not detect Windows

dual-bootgrub2os-proberwindows 7

I have finally installed Ubuntu on my second drive. When I start my computer GRUB only offers me to boot Ubuntu, not Windows 7. What needs to be done so that I can choose between Ubuntu and Windows in GRUB?

When I press F12 for boot menu at startup and I choose Windows Boot Manager it boots into Windows 7.

I ran command sudo fdisk -l and here is log (http://pastebin.com/Cgv1igHc):

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc3ffc3ff

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1  1953525167   976762583+  ee  GPT
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.

Best Answer

  1. Boot Ubuntu and mount your Windows partition (simply open the disk on Nautilus)

  2. Run the following on the command line (Ctrl+Alt+t):

    sudo os-prober
  3. If your Windows installation was found, you can run:

    sudo update-grub

Note that step 2 is just for your convenience. You could just mount the Windows 7 partition and then run update-grub.

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