View Full Version : [ubuntu] Removed windows vista and installed windows 7; grub never sees the light of day

May 29th, 2009, 02:40 AM
I was told I could fix this by running update-grub from a live disk. Unfortunately, that didn't do it for me.

What do I need to do to make it so that my default boot loader is grub, and grub is pointed to my new win7 partition?

May 29th, 2009, 02:58 AM
See if this works for you. Type these commands in the terminal

Sudo grub
find /boot/grub/stage1
(it will give a (hdx,y)
root (hdx,y)
setup (hdx)

August 26th, 2009, 09:30 PM
I have the same situation, and tried these would - be solutions, but none worked:

The above manual commands,
The super grub disk auto-recovery.

My 2 disk setup follows:

disk 1 contains:

hda1 - my ntfs data drive. Windows 7 is not installed here, but I suspect it's bootloader is here.

disk 2 contains:
hdb1 - my Windows 7 ntfs main partition
hdb2 - my Ubuntu 9.04 ext3 partition
hdb3 - ubuntu's swap partition
hdb4 - my ntfs data drive. No OS boots from here.

I'm all lost here.. could you help me please? :confused:


Mark Phelps
August 26th, 2009, 10:49 PM
To find out which disk contains the Windows 7 loader files, just open each one in Places and look for the BOOT folder. That's always written to the partition that boots Windows 7.

August 27th, 2009, 10:04 AM
Thanks for your reply.

I solved my problem, by issuing these commands:

find /boot/grub/menu.lst
setup (hd1,4)

(hd0) because the MBR is on another disk! SGD didn't notice it, heh

Thought I just share my solution.. :popcorn: