Ubuntu/Windows 7 bootup behaving weirdly

October 19, 2010 at 16:30:01
Specs: Linux i686
Hi,
I hope I am posting this question in the right forum and right category.
I have a Dell Machine with pre-installed Windows 7. I partitioned the disk and installed Ubuntu using wubi installer and configured grub loader and everything worked fine. For a couple of days I stopped using ubuntu and used windows majorly. I hardly ever rebooted my machine during this time. The next time I rebooted my box I found that windows gets booted automatically and grub loader doesnt even appear in the picture. The ubuntu installation still exists on my partition but has become inaccessible. Could someone tell me why this could be happening and how I can access ubuntu?

Thanks


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#1
October 19, 2010 at 17:23:46
Click Start, then rightclick Computer and choose properties.
In the left pane, click advanced system settings. Click the Advanced tab.
Click the settings button under Startup and Recovery.
Make sure, that "Time to display list of operating systems" is checked and the time in seconds is set to lets say 5 seconds. Better is 10 or more, so you have time enough, to choose the operating system to start up.

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#2
October 19, 2010 at 17:51:58
Thanks paulsep but I already tried that. Ubuntu is not listed in the list of operating systems. And i increased the time to display to 10 mins to no avail. It still boots directly on win 7.

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#3
October 19, 2010 at 18:41:25
So if the virtual disk exists, I guess, you lost the entry in the bcdstore.
You can check this, by opening a CMD as administrator and type in
bcdedit /enum

Please report back.

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#4
October 19, 2010 at 19:37:32
You probably need to reload Grub with your Linux installer DVD, but you would get the most specific answers on this if you posted to the Linux Forum.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


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#5
October 19, 2010 at 19:51:59
coolgal

you can also rebuild the bcdstore by using bootrec.
Therefore, read this:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927...

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