View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installed Ubuntu but it keeps booting Windows 7

February 22nd, 2013, 01:02 AM
I got Windows 7 on a work laptop and I need to do some testing in Ubuntu. So I plugged in a flash drive, rebooted, ran the install and resized my partitions to 350 and 150. Everything installed fine, it rebooted and it automatically boots Windows 7, doesn't give me any Grub. I redid the install 3 times and every time it reboots right into Windows 7 without giving me any Grub option at any point. I have Quick Boot disabled, I can see the machine POST, but it still doesn't let me choose.

Never seen this before, any advice?

February 22nd, 2013, 01:06 AM
Best to see details of what is where.

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)

March 4th, 2013, 11:55 PM
Thanks, you were pretty close.
Figured out the problem, this computer has a UEFI boot so I had to run the LiveUSB and do a boot repair with all recommended options. That gave me the Grub options and then I could boot into either Ubuntu or Windows.

March 5th, 2013, 05:31 AM
It seems that I'm definitely not the only one with this issue. I don't have any Boot-info and such currently after my nth install. Will install Lubuntu 12.10 again tomorrow and gather the appropriate info.

March 6th, 2013, 03:24 AM
OK, installed Lubuntu 12.10 again.
Also installed boot-repair in a Live session.
Before running the repair option, here's the info link.

I'll run the repair later and post another info link.

March 6th, 2013, 03:36 AM
Ok, ran the boot-repair and it says everything went fine, we'll see after a reboot. Here's the info link it gave at finish.

March 6th, 2013, 03:37 PM
Even if you UEFI/BIOS has UEFI, your Windows & Ubuntu are installed in BIOS mode. So you should not boot anything in UEFI mode.