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    boot repair for dual boot question

    Hi, I recently got a new computer, Dell Inspiron with Windows 7 64 bit. I am trying to install Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 64 bit to dual boot with the windows. I installed it once, but the computer still automatically booted to windows. I re-installed hoping that would fix the problem, but it still booted directly to windows. I got boot-repair which gave the following url log:

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5872073/


    Does anyone have any advice on how to get it to give me the grub menu at startup so I can choose between windows and ubuntu?

    Thanks,
    Luke
    Last edited by lukew101; July 15th, 2013 at 12:11 AM.

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    Re: boot repair for dual boot question

    Hi lukew101. Welcome to the forum

    The bootloader that Ubuntu uses (grub) is not installed.

    You can installing itusing your installation media as a Live CD/USB, and using the Boot-Repair. Here are the detail steps: Boot-Repair tutorial.

    Pressing 'Recommending Repair' should do the trick.

    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: boot repair for dual boot question

    I ran it and it gave me this url log:

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5872259/

    I'm going to reboot and see if it worked.

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    Re: boot repair for dual boot question

    That worked, it now gives me the grub screen and both windows and ubuntu boot correctly. Thanks for the help.

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    Re: boot repair for dual boot question

    Glad you worked it out.

    BTW, now the report says grub is installed:
    => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of
    the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks
    for (,msdos5)/boot/grub on this drive.
    When you have the chance, please mark the thread as SOLVED (here's how).

    Regards.

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