Ubuntu 10.04

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
September 25, 2010 at 10:09:16
Specs: Windows 7, 2.gb
recently i just ordered Ubuntu (Request Cd)
they gave me 3 disk (ubuntu 10.04 Lts desktop edition,kubuntu 10.04 Lts desktop edition,ubuntu server)
i installed the Ubuntu desktop edition on my D:\ (one hard drive not one partition)
but after installing it,it told me to restart then i got a black screen saying error about devices
and then i restarted the computer and i cant choose an OS (i got Windows & installed first)
it just start Windows 7
on Windows i check on my Computer and i noticed that my D:\ was gone

C:\ & E:\ = 320gb hard drive
D:\ = 80gb hard drive


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#1
September 25, 2010 at 13:26:32
I believe the problem is with the boot loader. Try EasyBCD:

http://www.mytechguide.org/2010/07/...


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#2
September 25, 2010 at 19:50:34
I guess bootloader for linux is installed on the former D: drive but the partition on drive C: is switched to active and not the partition on the former D: drive.

If you are able to choose the drive to boot from by either change the boot sequence in the BIOS or pressing e.g. F11 (depends on the BIOS), to select another boot device, you should be able to start linux.

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#3
September 25, 2010 at 20:24:51
@paulsep
i manage to start it but everytime i wanna switch OS i have to go to the bios
is there any otherways to boot it from the boot screen?
i've try what Janm suggested but it didnt work

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#4
September 25, 2010 at 20:36:34
You should be able to edit the boot menu of GRUB (Linux boot manager), to get a start option for your Windows.

Or,

You have to save the boot record of your Linux partition, copy this file to C:\ directory and use EasyBCD to create a new windows start menu entry for your Linux.
(This is, how I managed it on my machine).

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#5
September 25, 2010 at 22:13:10
thanks paul but i've found the solution
i didnt notice theres a 'windows 7 loader' when ubuntu prompted me to boot what ubuntu(safe mode,etc)

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#6
September 26, 2010 at 07:57:26
You are welcome.

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