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Thread: ubuntu 12.04 Installation Problems on Acer Laptop..

  1. #1
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    Apr 2012

    ubuntu 12.04 Installation Problems on Acer Laptop..

    I got a new acer laptop loaded with windows 7 Professional. i installed Ubuntu 12.04 from a usb drive and it has been installed. but when i boot my pc there is no grub menu which helps me to choose between ubuntu or windows 7. windows 7 directly loads ub without any grub menu or reference to ubuntu.

    I tried reinstalling grub on my pc using the live usb but it was unable to write the grub to my harddisk. i had mounted all the partitions.

    I have not been able to boot into the ubuntu installed on my harddisk. though its working fine from the pd.

    My laptop model is acer travelmate p643, i3 processor 4 gb ram and intel hd 3000 graphics..

    Some Help would be appreciated

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2012

    Re: ubuntu 12.04 Installation Problems on Acer Laptop..

    hey guys!
    even i'm facing the same problem... except that I installed from a CD...
    could someone help please...?


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2012

    Re: ubuntu 12.04 Installation Problems on Acer Laptop..

    Hey Jitarth, found a fix for the ACER problem here:

    btw, here's the complete procedure too:
    here's the link which helps in installing boot-repair:
    Boot into Ubuntu using the Live-CD (Try Ubuntu).
    1. in the boot-repair webpage, expand the "Technical details about this PPA" and copy the displayed lines.
    2. In the update manager->settings->other software->add
    paste the copied content in the popup. The PPA will now be added for installing boot-repair (if not already installed).

    alternatively, here's the command line:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair
    3. In case you get a missing key error (GPG key error), copy the contents of this page into a file with a .ppk extension.
    4. In update manager->settings->Authentication->add key, point to the .ppk file that you just created.This should ensure that apt will install boot-repair.
    5. Once boot-repair is installed, it is a GUI that will guide you through the installation process.
    * either Recommended repair mode or use the advanced options mode as is convenient. *I used the Recommended Repair mode, and the problem was fixed.


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