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July 13th, 2013, 09:56 PM
Hi, I recently got a new computer, Dell Inspiron with Windows 7 64 bit. I am trying to install Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 64 bit to dual boot with the windows. I installed it once, but the computer still automatically booted to windows. I re-installed hoping that would fix the problem, but it still booted directly to windows. I got boot-repair which gave the following url log:


Does anyone have any advice on how to get it to give me the grub menu at startup so I can choose between windows and ubuntu?


July 13th, 2013, 10:09 PM
Hi lukew101. Welcome to the forum ):P

The bootloader that Ubuntu uses (grub) is not installed.

You can installing itusing your installation media as a Live CD/USB, and using the Boot-Repair. Here are the detail steps: Boot-Repair tutorial (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair).

Pressing 'Recommending Repair' should do the trick.

Let us know how it goes.

July 13th, 2013, 10:26 PM
I ran it and it gave me this url log:


I'm going to reboot and see if it worked.

July 13th, 2013, 10:33 PM
That worked, it now gives me the grub screen and both windows and ubuntu boot correctly. Thanks for the help.

July 13th, 2013, 10:42 PM
:D Glad you worked it out.

BTW, now the report says grub is installed:

=> Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of
the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks
for (,msdos5)/boot/grub on this drive.
When you have the chance, please mark the thread as SOLVED (here (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPostsTeam/SolvedThreads)'s how).