View Full Version : Ubuntu does not boot

December 16th, 2014, 11:11 AM
I have installed Ubuntu along side Windows 7 64x, but now Ubuntu will not boot. My disk has 4 partitions: sdc1(ntfs), sdc2 (ntfs), sdc5 (ext4), sdc6 (linux-swap). When I installed Ubuntu the boot loader failed "unable to install GRUB in /dev/sdb1", so I chose sdc5 instead. I have EasyBCD2.2 but when I set up Grub2 boot from sdc5 I get a GRUB4DOS screen that gives me a grub> command line and stops. Please help! Where should Ubuntu boot from? How can I get it to boot?

December 16th, 2014, 03:04 PM
Welcome to the Ubuntu Forums :-)

You should set up grub to boot from the head of a drive, not from a partition. It seems to me, that you want to install grub into the drive with the four partitions that you described in the opening post /dev/sdc

There should be no partition letter. This is how to do it during the installation.


Now I think you should try to 'repair' it, either according to this link about grub2


or according to this link about Boot Repair