Ubuntu – Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot, GRUB menu not showing


I have Windows 7 Home premium 64bit installed on my laptop, Now I have installed Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 from bootable flash but Ubuntu GRUB menu not showing.

When I start my PC, after normal boot, there is no GRUB or OS Selection menu and my system loads straight into Windows 7.

I selected "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7" then from "advance partitioning tool" I selected different drives for Ubuntu root and swap.

If I run Ubuntu installer again it says you already have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on your system.

I read it in ubuntu help that
In the drop-down under Device for boot loader installation:
Never choose any other partition! (this may break the boot of your other systems Bug #1049549)
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So i deleted my / drive and installed ubuntu again with this configuration, its working fine now. Thanks to all for answering.

Best Answer

Boot up a live usb and try to repair the bootloader with these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install boot-repair

After installing 'boot-repair' launch this program from dash by searching for the term and click its icon to launch it.

If this doesn't work then boot into Windows 7, download and install a freeware called 'EasyBCD' (latest version is 2.2)

After installing this tool, select 'add new entry' column and install grub under the Linux tab.

Sorry I'm on my phone now so I can't add links and pictures to the post. I'll surely edit this post today when I get to the house

Hope this helps.

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