Win 7 won't boot without ubuntu on EUHD

Toshiba satellite / L350d-01h
March 16, 2010 at 17:39:04
Specs: Windows XP Home SP3
I just got a dual external hard drive enclosure
and installed ubuntu on one of the hard drives.
I have Windows 7 on my laptop and it boots up
fine when I have the enclosure plugged in but
when I disconnect the enclosure my laptop
tries to boot Ubuntu instead of Windows 7 and
won't let me even choose to boot windows. I
have tried a repair for windows 7 but I still get
the same problem. Any help would be
appreciated.

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#1
March 16, 2010 at 18:00:23
My guess is you installed grub on your main hard drive but not the config files.

Choice is to return W7 boot loader or fix grub.

In the future you may wish to consider using a virtual machine. Second best would have been to use boot order to select how the system boots. Leave each OS's boot loader on each partition and select in bios order.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
March 16, 2010 at 19:36:42
How do I go about changing the boot loader back to Windows 7
on my main HDD? I have tried repairing with the Windows 7 disk
and it didn't change anything. Also I do not want to use a virtual
box because I have a HDD specifically for Ubuntu. I have 1 for
Windows 7 which is in the notebook and then one of the drives in
my enclosure is for Ubuntu, which is installed on it, and then I
have another drive that is just for extra storage.

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#3
March 16, 2010 at 21:41:56
Try asking in the Linux forum about fixing grub so that when the aux HD's are unplugged you are at least given the windows boot option. It will probably simply involve putting your Linux CD/DVD in when your external is unplugged, but I don't have that much experience with Linux.

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#4
March 17, 2010 at 12:53:43
Boot to W7 dvd and use repair, It should fix your boot loader. Don't do it with usb attached.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#5
March 17, 2010 at 18:54:54
If you repair windows boot loader you will not be able to boot to linux unless you set up that Bios selects boot drive, then it may work that way.

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#6
March 17, 2010 at 20:09:48
I will try that fingers. Other then that I believe I will have to do
something with the grub loader. Just need to figure out how. :P
Thanks

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