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September 15th, 2013, 09:07 PM
Hello, I'm a total beginner in linux I have just installed ubuntu alongside windows 7 and it doesn't show any option to boot ubuntu It just only boot windows 7

September 15th, 2013, 10:15 PM
You should be a bit more detailed in the steps you've taken to get to this point. It depends on the order you installed them and the configuration of your system...
Answer a few questions to help us help you:

Did you install Windows first?
Are both OS sharing the same drive?
If No to both of those questions: Did you set the drive with Ubuntu installed as the first boot option in your BIOS?

September 15th, 2013, 10:30 PM
I have installed first windows and then ubuntu I selected the option to install ubuntu alongside windows and I set both OS in the same hard drive

September 16th, 2013, 12:51 AM
Do you know if the BIOS in your PC is set to EFI/UEFI and possible secure boot?

September 16th, 2013, 12:53 AM
May be best to see details.

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.
LighterWeight (Lubuntu based) Boot-RepairCD
Full Ubuntu 13.04 liveDVD or USB Flash drive Installer with Boot-Repair included (for newer computers)

September 16th, 2013, 04:17 AM
Thanks OldFred - all the things you've posted on this is what made me think that something else, perhaps efi, was going on, but I'm way over my head trying to figure any of it out.

September 16th, 2013, 09:14 AM
as mentioned post the link from boot info. things might be simpler to solve than you think.

September 16th, 2013, 11:45 AM
Here is the link from bootinfo: http://paste.ubuntu.com/6114415/

September 16th, 2013, 12:53 PM
nevermind I have solved the problem, thanks

Bucky Ball
September 16th, 2013, 01:01 PM
Thread moved to Installation & Upgrades.

You might have more luck here and as you've stated you're a total beginner with Ubuntu, helpers will be gentle. ;)