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Muhammad_Mudassir
October 14th, 2013, 08:15 AM
I am new one user of ubuntu. i have installed now ubuntu 12-04 LTS in a dual boot (already installed win 7 professional) in a new volume of total space about 25 GB.
but problem ocurring is that when it has finalized installing. it asked me to restart. i restared.
when my laptop restarted.It directly goes to starting windows. it has not given me option either i want to use window or ubuntu.
Any one expert can answer my question.??What's the problem is??

Lars Noodén
October 14th, 2013, 11:25 AM
You might need to restore Grub in order to dual boot:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows

heir4c
October 14th, 2013, 10:21 PM
You used Windows to made the partitions?
And where is your Ubuntu installed? On the 24,41GB partition of on .....?

fantab
October 15th, 2013, 06:05 AM
I don't think you installed Ubuntu if you installed it on your 1st partition of 24.41GB, because it has 100% free space.

Try the install again. At the 'Installation Type' dialog choose 'Something Else', select your partition where you want to install ubuntu and hit 'Change'. At the following screen select/chek Format, Mountpoint=/, Use As=Ext4 and proceed.

heir4c
October 15th, 2013, 06:04 PM
He says it is on a partitions of about 25GB so,...


Muhammad_Mudassir what is on the 2 Logical partitions?

fantab
October 16th, 2013, 05:13 AM
The two logcial partitions are NTFS formatted; Ubuntu can't be there.

mastablasta
October 16th, 2013, 07:29 AM
The two logcial partitions are NTFS formatted; Ubuntu can't be there.

unless it's a wubi install.

aside form / you might also want to create /swap in the size of your ram.

Muhammad_Mudassir
October 19th, 2013, 07:02 AM
yes i used windows.
in 24gb partition

Muhammad_Mudassir
October 19th, 2013, 07:11 AM
(http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=1275004) dear fantab and (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=1275004)mastablasta (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=964486)yes

yor are right it is showing 100% free space. but i have installed.
before installing ubuntu i hav formatted volume d with ntfs.
but during ubuntu installation i again formatted it with ext4

dear (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=1275004)heir4c
here i installed ubuntu in volume (D) (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=739011)
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fantab
October 19th, 2013, 11:54 AM
In that case you Ubuntu didn't install at all. Because the all the space in 'D' is 100% free. Try again and re-install. You have to install to Hard Disk and don't use WUBI.exe. If you are sure that you have installed Ubuntu then Check Windows - Add Remove Software- and see if you have Ubuntu there. If it is there then just remove it, for detailed info Read Here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#Uninstallation

Muhammad_Mudassir
October 19th, 2013, 12:38 PM
to fantab

then give me another way how can i install ubunto as you said i should uninstall ubunto

heir4c
October 19th, 2013, 12:43 PM
Use a live-dvd/usb of Ubuntu and boot it up.
Open gParted (Partition manager)
Look for the empty space. How he see it? as free space or unallocated?
Post here a screenshot of gParted, so we can see what you see.

Muhammad_Mudassir
October 19th, 2013, 01:56 PM
I have done the same. but again the problem is same. it has not given option either to chose window or Ubuntu.
in disk management it is showing 100% free space. I can,t understand what the problem is??

fantab
October 19th, 2013, 02:45 PM
You will need to create another partiton of atleast 1GB-4GB for SWAP. Create a Logical partiton after G.

Alright.. lets start from the start.

1. Download the Ubuntu.iso from: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop . I would say do a torrent download, as it is safer: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads.
2. Do a MD5Sum Check on the downloaded .iso : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM. This will tell us if the downloaded .iso is good for install.
3. Burn the downloaded .iso to a either DVD (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/burn-a-dvd-on-windows) or USB (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows).
4. Boot Ubuntu DVD/USB and 'Try Ubuntu without Installing' option.
5. Establish connection to internet.
6. Install Ubuntu from Desktop- follow this guide: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing)
7. At the screen that follows select the 24Gb partition and hit Change. Choose Mountpoint=/ and USE As=Ext4 and select format. Ok/Apply
8. Select the Partition you've created for SWAP and hit Change. Choose USE As= Linux SWAP or SWAP and select format. Ok/Apply.
9. continue with install.

Remember you will have to choose 'SOMETHING ELSE' option at the 'Installation type' dialog to manually install Ubuntu to the partition you want.

Muhammad_Mudassir
October 19th, 2013, 03:44 PM
now whats the problem. I do not know. I have done the same.
but again there is no option of either to use ubunto or windows:confused:. I have also created swap disk of 1.86GB

fantab
October 19th, 2013, 05:01 PM
Boot with Ubuntu DVD/USB, open Terminal [Ctrl+Alt+T] and post the output of:


sudo fdisk -l
sudo parted -l

Muhammad_Mudassir
October 19th, 2013, 07:52 PM
finally i solved the problem by repairing boot info. below.anyone other has the same problem he should install boot repair. link is below.


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