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    Multiple Windows 7 Loaders?

    Today i have struggled with getting my WiFi working correctly on my HP 2000 laptop BUT i got it working and functional.

    now its on to the unsightly mess in the GRUB OS selection that i dont care for so much let alone i have no idea at all what so ever WHY there are 2 Windows 7 (loader) options.....apparently there is one on /dev/sda1 as well as /dev/sda2 . I do not know why but i decided to use a tool called Boot-Repair for Ubuntu, im familiar with this tool for making a few alterations on for example this computer so that windows 7 was the default booing OS so i add'd the repo to install and use it and performed the "recommended fix" and for some reason both of those windows 7 loaders exist...they both work and boot the same windows 7 install....so surely i dont need them both, how do i remove one of them...or choose which one to remove for that matter.

    in case it is needed here is the output of Boot-Repair that it gives the link to when it completed http://paste.ubuntu.com/5892903/

    Code:
     Boot Info Script e7fc706 + Boot-Repair extra info      [Boot-Info 3June2013]
    
    
    
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
    
    
     => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of 
        the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks 
        in partition 94 for .
    
    
    sda1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows 7/2008: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        /bootmgr /Boot/BCD
    
    
    sda2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows 7/2008: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  Windows 7
        Boot files:        /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe
    
    
    sda3: __________________________________________________________________________
    
    
        File system:       Extended Partition
        Boot sector type:  Unknown
        Boot sector info: 
    
    
    sda5: __________________________________________________________________________
    
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 13.04 
        Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab 
                           /boot/grub/i386-pc/core.img
    
    
    sda6: __________________________________________________________________________
    
    
        File system:       swap
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
    
    
    ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================
    
    
    Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________
    
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    
    /dev/sda1    *          2,048       206,847       204,800   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda2             206,848   155,798,369   155,591,522   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda3         155,799,550   312,580,095   156,780,546   5 Extended
    /dev/sda5         155,799,552   302,927,871   147,128,320  83 Linux
    /dev/sda6         302,929,920   312,580,095     9,650,176  82 Linux swap / Solaris
    
    
    
    
    "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________
    
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL
    
    
    /dev/sda1        4CE0265DE0264D90                       ntfs       System Reserved
    /dev/sda2        08844296844285E2                       ntfs       
    /dev/sda5        850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6   ext4       
    /dev/sda6        9c212e4a-067d-4d0b-859c-77910de3c466   swap       
    
    
    ================================ Mount points: =================================
    
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    
    /dev/sda5        /                        ext4       (rw,errors=remount-ro)
    
    
    
    
    =========================== sda5/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #
    
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
      set have_grubenv=true
      load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    
    
    if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
      menuentry_id_option="--id"
    else
      menuentry_id_option=""
    fi
    
    
    export menuentry_id_option
    
    
    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
      set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
      save_env saved_entry
      set prev_saved_entry=
      save_env prev_saved_entry
      set boot_once=true
    fi
    
    
    function savedefault {
      if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
        saved_entry="${chosen}"
        save_env saved_entry
      fi
    }
    
    
    function recordfail {
      set recordfail=1
      if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    
    
    function load_video {
      if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
        insmod all_video
      else
        insmod efi_gop
        insmod efi_uga
        insmod ieee1275_fb
        insmod vbe
        insmod vga
        insmod video_bochs
        insmod video_cirrus
      fi
    }
    
    
    if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
       font=unicode
    else
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='hd0,msdos5'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5  850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    fi
        font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
    fi
    
    
    if loadfont $font ; then
      set gfxmode=auto
      load_video
      insmod gfxterm
      set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
      set lang=en_US
      insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
      set timeout=10
    else
      set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    function gfxmode {
    	set gfxpayload="${1}"
    	if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; then
    		set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
    	else
    		set vt_handoff=
    	fi
    }
    if [ "${recordfail}" != 1 ]; then
      if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
        if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
          if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
            set linux_gfx_mode=keep
          else
            set linux_gfx_mode=text
          fi
        else
          set linux_gfx_mode=text
        fi
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    export linux_gfx_mode
    menuentry 'Ubuntu' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6' {
    recordfail
    	load_video
    	gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    	insmod gzio
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='hd0,msdos5'
    	if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5  850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    	else
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    	fi
    	linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-26-generic root=UUID=850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
    	initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-26-generic
    }
    submenu 'Advanced options for Ubuntu' $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-advanced-850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6' {
    	menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.8.0-26-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.8.0-26-generic-advanced-850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6' {
    	recordfail
    		load_video
    		gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    		insmod gzio
    		insmod part_msdos
    		insmod ext2
    		set root='hd0,msdos5'
    		if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5  850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    		else
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    		fi
    		echo	'Loading Linux 3.8.0-26-generic ...'
    		linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-26-generic root=UUID=850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
    		echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    		initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-26-generic
    	}
    	menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.8.0-26-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.8.0-26-generic-recovery-850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6' {
    	recordfail
    		load_video
    		insmod gzio
    		insmod part_msdos
    		insmod ext2
    		set root='hd0,msdos5'
    		if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5  850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    		else
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    		fi
    		echo	'Loading Linux 3.8.0-26-generic ...'
    		linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-26-generic root=UUID=850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6 ro recovery nomodeset 
    		echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    		initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-26-generic
    	}
    	menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.8.0-19-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.8.0-19-generic-advanced-850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6' {
    	recordfail
    		load_video
    		gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    		insmod gzio
    		insmod part_msdos
    		insmod ext2
    		set root='hd0,msdos5'
    		if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5  850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    		else
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    		fi
    		echo	'Loading Linux 3.8.0-19-generic ...'
    		linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic root=UUID=850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
    		echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    		initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic
    	}
    	menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.8.0-19-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-3.8.0-19-generic-recovery-850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6' {
    	recordfail
    		load_video
    		insmod gzio
    		insmod part_msdos
    		insmod ext2
    		set root='hd0,msdos5'
    		if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5  850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    		else
    		  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    		fi
    		echo	'Loading Linux 3.8.0-19-generic ...'
    		linux	/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic root=UUID=850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6 ro recovery nomodeset 
    		echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    		initrd	/boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic
    	}
    }
    
    
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    
    
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='hd0,msdos5'
    	if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5  850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    	else
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    	fi
    	linux16	/boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ext2
    	set root='hd0,msdos5'
    	if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5  850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    	else
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6
    	fi
    	linux16	/boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry 'Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)' --class windows --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-chain-4CE0265DE0264D90' {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ntfs
    	set root='hd0,msdos1'
    	if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  4CE0265DE0264D90
    	else
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 4CE0265DE0264D90
    	fi
    	chainloader +1
    }
    menuentry 'Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)' --class windows --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-chain-08844296844285E2' {
    	insmod part_msdos
    	insmod ntfs
    	set root='hd0,msdos2'
    	if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos2 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos2 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos2  08844296844285E2
    	else
    	  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 08844296844285E2
    	fi
    	chainloader +1
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
    
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    if [ -f  ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
      source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
    elif [ -z "${config_directory}" -a -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
      source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    =============================== sda5/etc/fstab: ================================
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    # / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
    UUID=850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
    # swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
    UUID=9c212e4a-067d-4d0b-859c-77910de3c466 none            swap    sw              0       0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    =================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================
    
    
               GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
    
    
     142.416229248 = 152.918261760  boot/grub/grub.cfg                             1
     120.488712311 = 129.373769728  boot/grub/i386-pc/core.img                     1
      75.260848999 = 80.810721280   boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic                  2
      75.256942749 = 80.806526976   boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-26-generic                  1
      75.256942749 = 80.806526976   vmlinuz                                        1
      75.256942749 = 80.806526976   vmlinuz.old                                    1
      75.649806976 = 81.228361728   boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic               1
      75.634181976 = 81.211584512   boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-26-generic               1
      75.634181976 = 81.211584512   initrd.img                                     1
      75.634181976 = 81.211584512   initrd.img.old                                 1
    
    
    ======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================
    
    
    Unknown BootLoader on sda3
    
    
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    00000010  86 90 e0 11 10 2c 34 a1  c3 25 31 8d 75 e4 4d 08  |.....,4..%1.u.M.|
    00000020  81 12 88 ce 72 d6 21 63  9b 94 53 87 c1 04 a9 7e  |....r.!c..S....~|
    00000030  db 1a 1b 44 26 9a 5d 44  91 98 53 81 e0 6f 04 65  |...D&.]D..S..o.e|
    00000040  09 91 84 92 1c 0d 60 d2  33 25 7f 87 56 e1 90 36  |......`.3%..V..6|
    00000050  99 e1 3f 31 90 5c be 3e  54 e5 71 ab 97 32 cb 1f  |..?1.\.>T.q..2..|
    00000060  6f bf 71 24 b8 f1 48 49  25 c2 bd fb 89 25 c7 8a  |o.q$..HI%....%..|
    00000070  42 49 2e 14 b3 9d be 53  6e 4f eb 06 c3 f9 71 20  |BI.....SnO....q |
    00000080  7e e8 a8 84 24 51 80 92  b1 59 95 fb 5b 09 e2 1f  |~...$Q...Y..[...|
    00000090  af da 48 14 4d 3f 9d 08  ab 86 0b f0 ec 22 de 92  |..H.M?......."..|
    000000a0  9a 51 42 53 85 e1 7e 6d  f5 21 13 48 7f c6 f8 71  |.QBS..~m.!.H...q|
    000000b0  00 90 12 80 80 98 10 48  7c 8a 50 87 f4 a5 76 db  |.......H|.P...v.|
    000000c0  28 2b 11 2e b9 6a 32 3f  e9 68 82 b1 09 0d 30 c4  |(+...j2?.h....0.|
    000000d0  49 25 3d a5 06 28 02 02  5a 64 30 3e 4e 82 02 c4  |I%=..(..Zd0>N...|
    000000e0  50 8a 85 29 25 14 d3 02  37 54 c0 58 24 52 2a 82  |P..)%...7T.X$R*.|
    000000f0  b0 35 29 14 94 01 49 35  70 d2 0a 2a 25 04 a4 ca  |.5)...I5p..*%...|
    00000100  52 41 92 42 4a c0 97 6e  94 52 46 1c 24 30 a4 d4  |RA.BJ..n.RF.$0..|
    00000110  40 30 8d 8a a0 42 2a ac  29 a2 23 48 32 28 4c 36  |@0...B*.).#H2(L6|
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    00000130  14 92 25 32 50 94 1a a2  a0 0c 69 88 01 2a 82 a9  |..%2P.....i..*..|
    00000140  43 13 2e bb 83 49 31 80  12 ac 18 66 9a b0 49 44  |C....I1....f..ID|
    00000150  26 36 18 57 30 80 3b 10  00 80 74 da 8e c6 81 d6  |&6.W0.;...t.....|
    00000160  8b 60 d4 30 86 80 b0 41  05 04 29 a3 2d d0 6c 59  |.`.0...A..).-.lY|
    00000170  7d 41 2c 84 03 28 cb 29  b1 97 99 04 e1 ca c6 1b  |}A,..(.)........|
    00000180  f6 f0 43 26 04 a2 02 17  20 80 0c 32 20 90 50 98  |..C&.... ..2 .P.|
    00000190  8c 2d 43 21 80 61 9b 51  0d d1 e9 24 4c 40 03 9e  |.-C!.a.Q...$L@..|
    000001a0  98 81 22 23 0e a0 0d 00  a8 22 d6 2a 88 64 09 53  |.."#.....".*.d.S|
    000001b0  50 83 2d 69 04 59 56 a8  28 a6 21 d6 29 a0 00 fe  |P.-i.YV.(.!.)...|
    000001c0  ff ff 83 fe ff ff 02 00  00 00 00 00 c5 08 00 fe  |................|
    000001d0  ff ff 05 fe ff ff 02 00  c5 08 00 48 93 00 00 00  |...........H....|
    000001e0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
    000001f0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa  |..............U.|
    00000200
    
    
    
    
    
    
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :
    =================== log of boot-repair 2013-07-19__23h39 ===================
    boot-repair version : 3.199~ppa6~raring
    boot-sav version : 3.199~ppa6~raring
    glade2script version : 3.2.2~ppa45~raring
    boot-sav-extra version : 3.199~ppa6~raring
    boot-repair is executed in installed-session (Ubuntu 13.04, raring, Ubuntu, x86_64)
    CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
    BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-26-generic root=UUID=850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
    
    
    =================== os-prober:
    /dev/sda5:The OS now in use - Ubuntu 13.04 CurrentSession:linux
    /dev/sda1:Windows 7 (loader):Windows:chain
    /dev/sda2:Windows 7 (loader):Windows1:chain
    
    
    =================== blkid:
    /dev/sda1: LABEL="System Reserved" UUID="4CE0265DE0264D90" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sda2: UUID="08844296844285E2" TYPE="ntfs"
    /dev/sda5: UUID="850ea450-c3da-45f5-8fe7-682410f2ffc6" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sda6: UUID="9c212e4a-067d-4d0b-859c-77910de3c466" TYPE="swap"
    
    
    
    
    1 disks with OS, 3 OS : 1 Linux, 0 MacOS, 2 Windows, 0 unknown type OS.
    
    
    Warning: extended partition does not start at a cylinder boundary.
    DOS and Linux will interpret the contents differently.
    
    
    
    
    =================== /etc/default/grub :
    
    
    # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
    # /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
    # For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
    #   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
    
    
    GRUB_DEFAULT=0
    #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
    GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
    
    
    # Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
    # This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
    # the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
    #GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"
    
    
    # Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
    #GRUB_TERMINAL=console
    
    
    # The resolution used on graphical terminal
    # note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
    # you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
    #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
    
    
    # Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
    #GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true
    
    
    # Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
    #GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"
    
    
    # Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
    #GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    =================== /etc/grub.d/ :
    drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     4096 Apr 23 12:21 grub.d
    total 72
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  7541 Apr  9 05:29 00_header
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  5974 Apr  9 04:53 05_debian_theme
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 11381 Apr  9 05:29 10_linux
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10258 Apr  9 05:29 20_linux_xen
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  1688 Dec  5  2012 20_memtest86+
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10976 Apr  9 05:29 30_os-prober
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  1426 Apr  9 05:29 30_uefi-firmware
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   214 Apr  9 05:29 40_custom
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   216 Apr  9 05:29 41_custom
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   483 Apr  9 05:29 README
    
    
    
    
    =================== UEFI/Legacy mode:
    This installed-session is not in EFI-mode.
    SecureBoot disabled.
    
    
    
    
    =================== PARTITIONS & DISKS:
    sda5	: sda,	not-sepboot,	grubenv-ok	grub2,	grub-pc ,	update-grub,	64,	with-boot,	is-os,	not--efi--part,	fstab-without-boot,	fstab-without-efi,	no-nt,	no-winload,	no-recov-nor-hid,	no-bmgr,	notwinboot,	apt-get,	grub-install,	with--usr,	fstab-without-usr,	not-sep-usr,	standard,	farbios,	.
    sda1	: sda,	not-sepboot,	no-grubenv	nogrub,	no-docgrub,	no-update-grub,	32,	no-boot,	is-os,	not--efi--part,	part-has-no-fstab,	part-has-no-fstab,	no-nt,	no-winload,	no-recov-nor-hid,	bootmgr,	is-winboot,	nopakmgr,	nogrubinstall,	no---usr,	part-has-no-fstab,	not-sep-usr,	standard,	not-far,	/mnt/boot-sav/sda1.
    sda2	: sda,	not-sepboot,	no-grubenv	nogrub,	no-docgrub,	no-update-grub,	32,	no-boot,	is-os,	not--efi--part,	part-has-no-fstab,	part-has-no-fstab,	no-nt,	haswinload,	no-recov-nor-hid,	bootmgr,	is-winboot,	nopakmgr,	nogrubinstall,	no---usr,	part-has-no-fstab,	not-sep-usr,	standard,	not-far,	/mnt/boot-sav/sda2.
    
    
    sda	: not-GPT,	BIOSboot-not-needed,	has-no-EFIpart, 	not-usb,	has-os,	2048 sectors * 512 bytes
    
    
    
    
    =================== parted -l:
    
    
    Model: ATA Hitachi HTS54321 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sda: 160GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos
    
    
    Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
    1      1049kB  106MB   105MB   primary   ntfs            boot
    2      106MB   79.8GB  79.7GB  primary   ntfs
    3      79.8GB  160GB   80.3GB  extended
    5      79.8GB  155GB   75.3GB  logical   ext4
    6      155GB   160GB   4941MB  logical   linux-swap(v1)
    
    
    =================== parted -lm:
    
    
    BYT;
    /dev/sda:160GB:scsi:512:512:msdos:ATA Hitachi HTS54321;
    1:1049kB:106MB:105MB:ntfs::boot;
    2:106MB:79.8GB:79.7GB:ntfs::;
    3:79.8GB:160GB:80.3GB:::;
    5:79.8GB:155GB:75.3GB:ext4::;
    6:155GB:160GB:4941MB:linux-swap(v1)::;
    
    
    
    
    =================== mount:
    /dev/sda5 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw)
    none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
    tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
    none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
    none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=104857600,mode=0755)
    gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/user/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=user)
    /dev/sda1 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda1 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096)
    /dev/sda2 on /mnt/boot-sav/sda2 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096)
    
    
    
    
    =================== ls:
    /sys/block/sda (filtered):  alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro sda1 sda2 sda3 sda5 sda6 size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent
    /sys/block/sr0 (filtered):  alignment_offset bdi capability dev device discard_alignment events events_async events_poll_msecs ext_range holders inflight power queue range removable ro size slaves stat subsystem trace uevent
    /dev (filtered):  alarm ashmem autofs binder block bsg btrfs-control bus cdrom cdrw char console core cpu cpu_dma_latency disk dri dvd dvdrw ecryptfs fb0 fd full fuse hpet input kmsg log mapper mcelog mem net network_latency network_throughput null oldmem port ppp psaux ptmx pts random rfkill rtc rtc0 sda sda1 sda2 sda3 sda5 sda6 sg0 sg1 shm snapshot snd sr0 stderr stdin stdout uinput urandom v4l vga_arbiter vhost-net video0 watchdog zero
    ls /dev/mapper:  control
    
    
    =================== hexdump -n512 -C /dev/sda1
    00000000  eb 52 90 4e 54 46 53 20  20 20 20 00 02 08 00 00  |.R.NTFS    .....|
    00000010  00 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00  3f 00 ff 00 00 08 00 00  |........?.......|
    00000020  00 00 00 00 80 00 80 00  ff 1f 03 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
    00000030  55 21 00 00 00 00 00 00  02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |U!..............|
    00000040  f6 00 00 00 01 00 00 00  90 4d 26 e0 5d 26 e0 4c  |.........M&.]&.L|
    00000050  00 00 00 00 fa 33 c0 8e  d0 bc 00 7c fb 68 c0 07  |.....3.....|.h..|
    00000060  1f 1e 68 66 00 cb 88 16  0e 00 66 81 3e 03 00 4e  |..hf......f.>..N|
    00000070  54 46 53 75 15 b4 41 bb  aa 55 cd 13 72 0c 81 fb  |TFSu..A..U..r...|
    00000080  55 aa 75 06 f7 c1 01 00  75 03 e9 dd 00 1e 83 ec  |U.u.....u.......|
    00000090  18 68 1a 00 b4 48 8a 16  0e 00 8b f4 16 1f cd 13  |.h...H..........|
    000000a0  9f 83 c4 18 9e 58 1f 72  e1 3b 06 0b 00 75 db a3  |.....X.r.;...u..|
    000000b0  0f 00 c1 2e 0f 00 04 1e  5a 33 db b9 00 20 2b c8  |........Z3... +.|
    000000c0  66 ff 06 11 00 03 16 0f  00 8e c2 ff 06 16 00 e8  |f...............|
    000000d0  4b 00 2b c8 77 ef b8 00  bb cd 1a 66 23 c0 75 2d  |K.+.w......f#.u-|
    000000e0  66 81 fb 54 43 50 41 75  24 81 f9 02 01 72 1e 16  |f..TCPAu$....r..|
    000000f0  68 07 bb 16 68 70 0e 16  68 09 00 66 53 66 53 66  |h...hp..h..fSfSf|
    00000100  55 16 16 16 68 b8 01 66  61 0e 07 cd 1a 33 c0 bf  |U...h..fa....3..|
    00000110  28 10 b9 d8 0f fc f3 aa  e9 5f 01 90 90 66 60 1e  |(........_...f`.|
    00000120  06 66 a1 11 00 66 03 06  1c 00 1e 66 68 00 00 00  |.f...f.....fh...|
    00000130  00 66 50 06 53 68 01 00  68 10 00 b4 42 8a 16 0e  |.fP.Sh..h...B...|
    00000140  00 16 1f 8b f4 cd 13 66  59 5b 5a 66 59 66 59 1f  |.......fY[ZfYfY.|
    00000150  0f 82 16 00 66 ff 06 11  00 03 16 0f 00 8e c2 ff  |....f...........|
    00000160  0e 16 00 75 bc 07 1f 66  61 c3 a0 f8 01 e8 09 00  |...u...fa.......|
    00000170  a0 fb 01 e8 03 00 f4 eb  fd b4 01 8b f0 ac 3c 00  |..............<.|
    00000180  74 09 b4 0e bb 07 00 cd  10 eb f2 c3 0d 0a 41 20  |t.............A |
    00000190  64 69 73 6b 20 72 65 61  64 20 65 72 72 6f 72 20  |disk read error |
    000001a0  6f 63 63 75 72 72 65 64  00 0d 0a 42 4f 4f 54 4d  |occurred...BOOTM|
    000001b0  47 52 20 69 73 20 6d 69  73 73 69 6e 67 00 0d 0a  |GR is missing...|
    000001c0  42 4f 4f 54 4d 47 52 20  69 73 20 63 6f 6d 70 72  |BOOTMGR is compr|
    000001d0  65 73 73 65 64 00 0d 0a  50 72 65 73 73 20 43 74  |essed...Press Ct|
    000001e0  72 6c 2b 41 6c 74 2b 44  65 6c 20 74 6f 20 72 65  |rl+Alt+Del to re|
    000001f0  73 74 61 72 74 0d 0a 00  8c a9 be d6 00 00 55 aa  |start.........U.|
    00000200
    
    
    =================== hexdump -n512 -C /dev/sda2
    00000000  eb 52 90 4e 54 46 53 20  20 20 20 00 02 08 00 00  |.R.NTFS    .....|
    00000010  00 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00  3f 00 ff 00 00 28 03 00  |........?....(..|
    00000020  00 00 00 00 80 00 80 00  61 23 46 09 00 00 00 00  |........a#F.....|
    00000030  00 00 0c 00 00 00 00 00  02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
    00000040  f6 00 00 00 01 00 00 00  e2 85 42 84 96 42 84 08  |..........B..B..|
    00000050  00 00 00 00 fa 33 c0 8e  d0 bc 00 7c fb 68 c0 07  |.....3.....|.h..|
    00000060  1f 1e 68 66 00 cb 88 16  0e 00 66 81 3e 03 00 4e  |..hf......f.>..N|
    00000070  54 46 53 75 15 b4 41 bb  aa 55 cd 13 72 0c 81 fb  |TFSu..A..U..r...|
    00000080  55 aa 75 06 f7 c1 01 00  75 03 e9 dd 00 1e 83 ec  |U.u.....u.......|
    00000090  18 68 1a 00 b4 48 8a 16  0e 00 8b f4 16 1f cd 13  |.h...H..........|
    000000a0  9f 83 c4 18 9e 58 1f 72  e1 3b 06 0b 00 75 db a3  |.....X.r.;...u..|
    000000b0  0f 00 c1 2e 0f 00 04 1e  5a 33 db b9 00 20 2b c8  |........Z3... +.|
    000000c0  66 ff 06 11 00 03 16 0f  00 8e c2 ff 06 16 00 e8  |f...............|
    000000d0  4b 00 2b c8 77 ef b8 00  bb cd 1a 66 23 c0 75 2d  |K.+.w......f#.u-|
    000000e0  66 81 fb 54 43 50 41 75  24 81 f9 02 01 72 1e 16  |f..TCPAu$....r..|
    000000f0  68 07 bb 16 68 70 0e 16  68 09 00 66 53 66 53 66  |h...hp..h..fSfSf|
    00000100  55 16 16 16 68 b8 01 66  61 0e 07 cd 1a 33 c0 bf  |U...h..fa....3..|
    00000110  28 10 b9 d8 0f fc f3 aa  e9 5f 01 90 90 66 60 1e  |(........_...f`.|
    00000120  06 66 a1 11 00 66 03 06  1c 00 1e 66 68 00 00 00  |.f...f.....fh...|
    00000130  00 66 50 06 53 68 01 00  68 10 00 b4 42 8a 16 0e  |.fP.Sh..h...B...|
    00000140  00 16 1f 8b f4 cd 13 66  59 5b 5a 66 59 66 59 1f  |.......fY[ZfYfY.|
    00000150  0f 82 16 00 66 ff 06 11  00 03 16 0f 00 8e c2 ff  |....f...........|
    00000160  0e 16 00 75 bc 07 1f 66  61 c3 a0 f8 01 e8 09 00  |...u...fa.......|
    00000170  a0 fb 01 e8 03 00 f4 eb  fd b4 01 8b f0 ac 3c 00  |..............<.|
    00000180  74 09 b4 0e bb 07 00 cd  10 eb f2 c3 0d 0a 41 20  |t.............A |
    00000190  64 69 73 6b 20 72 65 61  64 20 65 72 72 6f 72 20  |disk read error |
    000001a0  6f 63 63 75 72 72 65 64  00 0d 0a 42 4f 4f 54 4d  |occurred...BOOTM|
    000001b0  47 52 20 69 73 20 6d 69  73 73 69 6e 67 00 0d 0a  |GR is missing...|
    000001c0  42 4f 4f 54 4d 47 52 20  69 73 20 63 6f 6d 70 72  |BOOTMGR is compr|
    000001d0  65 73 73 65 64 00 0d 0a  50 72 65 73 73 20 43 74  |essed...Press Ct|
    000001e0  72 6c 2b 41 6c 74 2b 44  65 6c 20 74 6f 20 72 65  |rl+Alt+Del to re|
    000001f0  73 74 61 72 74 0d 0a 00  8c a9 be d6 00 00 55 aa  |start.........U.|
    00000200
    
    
    =================== df -Th:
    
    
    Filesystem     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda5      ext4       69G  2.8G   63G   5% /
    none           tmpfs     4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    udev           devtmpfs  2.3G   12K  2.3G   1% /dev
    tmpfs          tmpfs     457M  784K  456M   1% /run
    none           tmpfs     5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
    none           tmpfs     2.3G  132K  2.3G   1% /run/shm
    none           tmpfs     100M   12K  100M   1% /run/user
    /dev/sda1      fuseblk   100M   25M   76M  25% /mnt/boot-sav/sda1
    /dev/sda2      fuseblk    75G   19G   56G  26% /mnt/boot-sav/sda2
    
    
    =================== fdisk -l:
    
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000e08a5
    
    
    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *        2048      206847      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2          206848   155798369    77795761    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3       155799550   312580095    78390273    5  Extended
    /dev/sda5       155799552   302927871    73564160   83  Linux
    /dev/sda6       302929920   312580095     4825088   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    
    
    
    
    
    
    =================== Recommended repair
    Recommended-Repair
    This setting will reinstall the grub2 of sda5 into the MBR of sda.
    Additional repair will be performed: unhide-bootmenu-10s
    
    
    
    
    grub-install (GRUB) 2.00-13ubuntu3,grub-install (GRUB) 2.
    
    
    Reinstall the GRUB of sda5 into the MBR of sda
    Installation finished. No error reported.
    grub-install /dev/sda: exit code of grub-install /dev/sda:0
    
    
    update-grub
    Generating grub.cfg ...
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-26-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-26-generic
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic
    Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
    Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda1
    Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda2
    Unhide GRUB boot menu in sda5/boot/grub/grub.cfg
    
    
    Boot successfully repaired.
    
    
    You can now reboot your computer.
    
    
    
    
    The boot files of [The OS now in use - Ubuntu 13.04] are far from the start of the disk. Your BIOS may not detect them. You may want to retry after creating a /boot partition (EXT4, >200MB, start of the disk). This can be performed via tools such as gParted. Then select this partition via the [Separate /boot partition:] option of [Boot Repair]. (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootPartition)

    Last edited by korn16ftl3; July 20th, 2013 at 05:12 AM.

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    Re: Multiple Windows 7 Loaders?

    I suspect that there are Windows Boot Loader files on the two partitions. This is something that OEM, in your case HP, is responsible for. That is why Grub detects Windows on two partitions and makes two entries. Not 100% sure if its a bug or an OEM install method.
    If I were you I wouldn't worry too much as long as Windows is booting fine.
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."

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    Re: Multiple Windows 7 Loaders?

    Quote Originally Posted by fantab View Post
    I suspect that there are Windows Boot Loader files on the two partitions. This is something that OEM, in your case HP, is responsible for. That is why Grub detects Windows on two partitions and makes two entries. Not 100% sure if its a bug or an OEM install method.
    If I were you I wouldn't worry too much as long as Windows is booting fine.
    Its not even the OEM hard drive on here as a matter of fact the OEM hard drive died and i ended up using the windows 7 product key and an install DVD i had to install it on a new hard drive.....so i have no idea what is going on here....how ever when i set up windows 7 (the first OS i installed) it insisted i left some empty space on the hard drive for some reason i do not recall

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    Re: Multiple Windows 7 Loaders?

    Many users do not know that the 100MB hidden recovery partition is really the boot partition. So Boot-Repair backs up the bootmgr to your main install. Then grub2's os-prober finds both bootmgrs and creates boot entries for both.
    The one in sda1 has recovery but the boot from grub to sda1 is so quick that few can get f8 to work, so just best to have a Windows repairCD or flash drive.

    You can turn os-prober off and manually add just one of those entries to 40_custom

    Make your own Windows repairCD (not vendor recovery):
    http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1114725.htm
    Windows users only - Silverlight
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...em-repair-disc

    Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-re...tion-dvd-disc/
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/creat...usb-drive.html


    How to: Create a Customized GRUB2 Screen that is Maintenance Free.- Cavsfan
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ma...tomGrub2Screen
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2076205

    Copy the entries from this:
    sudo cp -a /boot/grub/grub.cfg /boot/grub/grub.cfg.backup
    gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    Copy them to and edit to have only entries you want:
    gksudo gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custom
    Then do:
    sudo update-grub

    If that works then remove the os-prober entries.
    In /etc/default/grub I added this:
    gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
    GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=true
    or turn off executeable bit
    sudo chmod a-x /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober
    sudo update-grub
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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