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  1. #1
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    Installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7 computer boots straight to windows.

    Theres no option to boot into Ubuntu. I downloaded the boot info script and here are the results.

    Code:
                      Boot Info Script 0.61      [1 April 2012]
    
    
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
    
     => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
    
    sda1: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        /BOOTMGR /BOOT/BCD
    
    sda2: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files:        /bootmgr /Boot/BCD
    
    sda3: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  Windows 7
        Boot files:        /BOOTMGR /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe
    
    sda4: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       Extended Partition
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
    
    sda5: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       swap
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
    
    sda6: __________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext4
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info: 
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
        Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab
    
    ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================
    
    Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    
    Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System
    
    /dev/sda1               2,048    37,750,783    37,748,736  27 Hidden NTFS (Recovery Environment)
    /dev/sda2    *     37,750,784    37,955,583       204,800   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda3          37,955,584   136,358,345    98,402,762   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda4         136,359,934   976,771,071   840,411,138   5 Extended
    /dev/sda5         968,583,168   976,771,071     8,187,904  82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6         136,359,936   968,583,167   832,223,232  83 Linux
    
    
    "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________
    
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL
    
    /dev/loop0                                              squashfs   
    /dev/sda1        D0ACDFA6ACDF857E                       ntfs       PQSERVICE
    /dev/sda2        BCB8E052B8E00D28                       ntfs       SYSTEM RESERVED
    /dev/sda3        BC58E17A58E13434                       ntfs       Gateway
    /dev/sda5        f4c9cdd6-6a5b-4777-ba2f-a712ab3fdb3a   swap       
    /dev/sda6        665426f3-db05-416e-9198-6e32a67295eb   ext4       
    /dev/sr0                                                iso9660    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64
    
    ================================ Mount points: =================================
    
    Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options
    
    /dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)
    /dev/sr0         /cdrom                   iso9660    (ro,noatime)
    
    
    =========================== sda6/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
      set have_grubenv=true
      load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
      set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
      save_env saved_entry
      set prev_saved_entry=
      save_env prev_saved_entry
      set boot_once=true
    fi
    
    function savedefault {
      if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
        saved_entry="${chosen}"
        save_env saved_entry
      fi
    }
    
    function recordfail {
      set recordfail=1
      if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    
    function load_video {
      insmod efi_gop
      insmod efi_uga
      insmod video_bochs
      insmod video_cirrus
    }
    
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 665426f3-db05-416e-9198-6e32a67295eb
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
      set gfxmode=auto
      load_video
      insmod gfxterm
      insmod part_msdos
      insmod ext2
      set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 665426f3-db05-416e-9198-6e32a67295eb
      set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
      set lang=en_US
      insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
      set timeout=-1
    else
      set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    if background_color 44,0,30; then
      clear
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    function gfxmode {
        set gfxpayload="${1}"
        if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; then
            set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
        else
            set vt_handoff=
        fi
    }
    if [ "${recordfail}" != 1 ]; then
      if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
        if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
          if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
            set linux_gfx_mode=keep
          else
            set linux_gfx_mode=text
          fi
        else
          set linux_gfx_mode=text
        fi
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    export linux_gfx_mode
    if [ "${linux_gfx_mode}" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-23-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
        recordfail
        gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
        insmod gzio
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 665426f3-db05-416e-9198-6e32a67295eb
        linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic root=UUID=665426f3-db05-416e-9198-6e32a67295eb ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
        initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-23-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
        recordfail
        insmod gzio
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 665426f3-db05-416e-9198-6e32a67295eb
        echo    'Loading Linux 3.2.0-23-generic ...'
        linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic root=UUID=665426f3-db05-416e-9198-6e32a67295eb ro recovery nomodeset 
        echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
        initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 665426f3-db05-416e-9198-6e32a67295eb
        linux16    /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 665426f3-db05-416e-9198-6e32a67295eb
        linux16    /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Windows Recovery Environment (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root D0ACDFA6ACDF857E
        drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
        chainloader +1
    }
    menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)" --class windows --class os {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root BCB8E052B8E00D28
        chainloader +1
    }
    menuentry "Windows Recovery Environment (loader) (on /dev/sda3)" --class windows --class os {
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root BC58E17A58E13434
        drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
        chainloader +1
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    
    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    if [ -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
      source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =============================== sda6/etc/fstab: ================================
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
    # / was on /dev/sda6 during installation
    UUID=665426f3-db05-416e-9198-6e32a67295eb /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
    # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
    UUID=f4c9cdd6-6a5b-4777-ba2f-a712ab3fdb3a none            swap    sw              0       0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    =================== sda6: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================
    
               GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)
    
                   =                boot/grub/grub.cfg                             1
                   =                boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic               2
                   =                boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic                  1
                   =                initrd.img                                     2
                   =                vmlinuz                                        1
    
    ========= Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive: =========
    
    sdb 
    
    =============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================
    
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in

  2. #2
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    Re: Installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7 computer boots straight to windows.

    I recently had the same problem, if I understand you right you want to have grub menu, so you can choose between Ubuntu and Windows 7?

    If so here is the link which may help you:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2002899

    Hope this helps.

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT A QUANTAL QUETZAL IS...BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE PRETZEL AND I LIKE PRETZEL

  3. #3
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    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7 computer boots straight to windows.

    The link from GreatDanton will get you there, but to provide the repair tool link directly:

    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT and separate /boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    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.

    Or if you have the liveCD, you can do it the old manual way, your install is in sda6:

    #Comments are anything after the #, enter commands in terminal session
    #Install MBR from LiveCD/usb, Ubuntu install on sda6 and want grub2's bootloader in drive sda's MBR:
    #Find linux partition, change sda6 if not correct:
    sudo fdisk -l
    #confirm that linux is sda6
    sudo mount /dev/sda6 /mnt
    sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda
    # The above command should work but they now suggest this command for grub 1.99 with Natty 11.04 or later - uses boot not root.:
    sudo grub-install --boot-directory=/mnt/boot /dev/sda


    # If no errors on previous commands reboot into working system and run this:
    sudo update-grub
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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