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Kenneth David
November 20th, 2012, 02:11 AM
first yes I'm a noob.
I installed ubuntu it said it was installed and the partition for ubunto shows 6gigs of the 200+ used but it boots into windows and when i try to choose ubunto it isn't an option.
can i get it to boot to ubuntu with out reinstall?
if not do in need to reformat the partition it used for ubuntu and if so what file forma do I use.
windows seven.
thank you from the noob.

aliddell
November 20th, 2012, 02:22 AM
This is because GRUB was improperly installed or not installed at all to your master boot record (or you installed Windows after you installed Ubuntu and Windows overwrote it).

There's a pretty good tutorial here (http://www.av8n.com/computer/htm/grub-reinstall.htm) on how to fix that.

Kenneth David
November 20th, 2012, 02:44 AM
This is because GRUB was improperly installed or not installed at all to your master boot record (or you installed Windows after you installed Ubuntu and Windows overwrote it).

There's a pretty good tutorial here (http://www.av8n.com/computer/htm/grub-reinstall.htm) on how to fix that.

thank you
WOW not sure i understand most of that. It may be easier to wipe the whole thing and start over.
it lost me at 2. open a shell window and become root.

my machine boots fine but it doesn't see ubuntu.

Bucky Ball
November 20th, 2012, 03:04 AM
Welcome to the forums.

Try Boot Repair. Not sure if it's in the repos. Have a look (Synaptic Package Manager or Software Centre). If not, look here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

You will find that a lot easier.

Kenneth David
November 20th, 2012, 03:21 AM
Welcome to the forums.

Try Boot Repair. Not sure if it's in the repos. Have a look (Synaptic Package Manager or Software Centre). If not, look here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

You will find that a lot easier.
Working know. Fingers crossed

Bucky Ball
November 20th, 2012, 03:28 AM
Good luck. The other thing you might try if it's still happening is to start hitting the shift key after the BIOS screen. That should bring up the menu list where you can choose what to boot.

If you are still not getting that list, try Grub Customizer, also very easy, and check that the list is set to appear and stick around for awhile until you make a decision:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10340183

Kenneth David
November 20th, 2012, 03:38 AM
I don't say this every day but I love you man.
Everything is as should be.


Welcome to the forums.

Try Boot Repair. Not sure if it's in the repos. Have a look (Synaptic Package Manager or Software Centre). If not, look here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

You will find that a lot easier.

arpanaut
November 20th, 2012, 03:43 AM
With only 6gigs partitioned for Ubuntu, You should be careful how much you install and download; space could get tight in a hurry.

Kenneth David
November 20th, 2012, 04:23 AM
the partition is 250 but i could see the 6 gigs used. that's how i knew it was installed.


With only 6gigs partitioned for Ubuntu, You should be careful how much you install and download; space could get tight in a hurry.

arpanaut
November 20th, 2012, 04:35 AM
the partition is 250 but i could see the 6 gigs used. that's how i knew it was installed.
I see,
Pardon the interruption... ):P

I must read more carefully in the future!

Bucky Ball
November 20th, 2012, 05:11 AM
I don't say this every day but I love you man.
Everything is as should be.

Ha. All good, happy to help and glad it's all happening.

Please mark thread as 'Solved' from Thread Tools at top right to help others. ;)

PS: You might still like to try Grub Customizer anyway. It is great for tweaking the menu in many ways and getting rid of unwanted kernels from the list (which will expand after after updating for awhile).

Kenneth David
November 21st, 2012, 04:02 AM
i will gige the grub customizer a shot thank you
marked solved


Ha. All good, happy to help and glad it's all happening.

Please mark thread as 'Solved' from Thread Tools at top right to help others. ;)

PS: You might still like to try Grub Customizer anyway. It is great for tweaking the menu in many ways and getting rid of unwanted kernels from the list (which will expand after after updating for awhile).

Kenneth David
November 21st, 2012, 04:03 AM
i will give the grub customizer a shot thank you
marked solved


Ha. All good, happy to help and glad it's all happening.

Please mark thread as 'Solved' from Thread Tools at top right to help others. ;)

PS: You might still like to try Grub Customizer anyway. It is great for tweaking the menu in many ways and getting rid of unwanted kernels from the list (which will expand after after updating for awhile).