View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to choose which os to boot up?

December 12th, 2011, 01:02 AM
Hello Community. I had an old partion that I had xp on and had long ago erased. today I installed windows 7 on it. Now, when the computer boots up it doesnt give me the choose to pick ubuntu or windows; it just goes straight to windows. How to get linux back???

December 12th, 2011, 01:04 AM
go to your boot options while the computer is booting. i can tell you how if you tell me your computer model.

December 12th, 2011, 01:24 AM
I have an e-machine
amd athlon dual core processor 4050e 2.10 ghz
3 gig ram
32 bit os
is this the info that you need?

December 12th, 2011, 01:25 AM
the e machines model is ET1161-07

December 12th, 2011, 01:28 AM
Boot your computer using a LiveCD/Usb in 'Try' mode. When you have a Desktop to use open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type in
sudo update-grub when that has finished reboot and you should now have a Grub menu to choose from.

December 12th, 2011, 02:08 AM
never mind. i was being a bonehead. do what the other guy told you to do.

December 12th, 2011, 02:35 AM
Is ubuntu good to be use as desktop OS??

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Mark Phelps
December 13th, 2011, 02:00 PM
Is ubuntu good to be use as desktop OS??

Please don't hijack this thread with your own, different, issue. Please start your own thread -- as mixing issues like you're doing only makes it harder to solve problems.