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Thread: Grub not showing Windows 7

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Grub not showing Windows 7

    EDIT: Solved.

    Can anybody help me get Grub2 (Ubuntu 9.10) to show my Windows 7 partition so I can boot that? Also, most of the time during boot i just see "GRUB LOADING" and no list of options to choose for booting whatsoever-- making it impossible to even have a choice to boot into Windows, if I can ever get Windows to show up in the Grub listing.

    I have a PC, had sda and sdb sata drives, Win7 on sda on first partition. I just installed Ubuntu to an IDE (ATA) drive that I added in order to get it to install. I told ubuntu to put grub on the IDE drive, which it did. Then I changed my BIOS boot order to boot the IDE drive first, so GRUB would show up, which it does.

    But I have no option at this point to boot back into my Win7, short of going to the BIOS and having it boot sda again as the first drive. I need to get grub to boot Win7.

    Geez. I used to know GRUB pretty good, now apparently it is GRUB2, everything has changed, I can't just go into a text file and change grub like I used to.

    Maybe Windows AND Ubuntu should quit messing with things so much! Give us users time to just fricken use and enjoy the OS.
    Last edited by Beowulf.1000; March 7th, 2010 at 12:48 AM. Reason: solved
    --Why is there anything rather than nothing?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Grub not showing Windows 7

    Let's get a better look at your setup & boot process. Boot the Ubuntu Live CD/USB. Choose "try ubuntu without any changes", when the desktop loads come back here and do the following:

    1. Download the boot info script. There is a link in my signature.
    2. Once downloaded move the boot info script to the desktop.
    3. Open a terminal and run the command
    sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script*.sh
    This will create a RESULTS.txt file on the desktop. Paste the entire contents of that file back here. Once pasted highlight all text and click the # sign on the toolbar to place code tags around the text.

    See here for more info on the boot info script.

    Above link is to meierfra's Sourceforge web page.
    Multi-boot: Arch linux, Ubuntu 12.04, Windows 7 & Windows 8


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