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December 9th, 2012, 10:46 PM

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 then I installed Windows 7 on my computer, now i can boot in to Windows 7 but not Ubuntu.

I tried to use EasyBCD 2.0 and added an entry for the Ubuntu 12.04 but it dosnt work.

Anyone knows how I can boot back in to Ubuntu?

/ Cheers

December 9th, 2012, 11:28 PM
Welcome to the forums.

Most of us use grub2 as the boot loader in the MBR. A few that primarily boot Windows 7 have posted EasyBCD does work, but it creates a work around on grub2's boot loader as it has to be installed to the PBR - partition boot sector which is not recommended (but can be done.)

They have their own forum.

But if you want to boot with grub2 in the MBR, you can download Boot-Repair into the Ubuntu install when in LiveCD mode.
Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
Install in Ubuntu liveCD or USB or Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)

Or you can just use a few commands to reinstall grub2 directly. New versions need liveCD to be same version.

How to restore the Ubuntu/XP/Vista/7 bootloader (Updated for Ubuntu 9.10 - grub2) - talsemgeest
Reinstall grub2 - Short version & full chroot version
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Reinstalling GRUB2