I've been dual-booting Kubuntu and Windows 7 for a couple of weeks and I've been able to boot into Kubuntu just fine until this afternoon. Now when I choose Kubuntu's entry, instead of the regular bootloader I get the grub prompt screen saying "Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.", etc.
Hey all, go easy on me if I'm making a noob mistake.
I am dual booting Win7/Kubuntu 12.10 using Grub2. All on a single drive, all partitions seem to be correct, using the 64bit version. I can boot from the USB key just fine but not from the disk after selecting Kubuntu from Grub.
After installing off of a live cd (via USB) grub was not working so I ran boot-repair selecting recommended fixes.
Ok I've got a Haswell i5, Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 and a Radeon HD 7790. I currently have a Grub2 triple boot: Opensuse 12.3 (which I use) Kubuntu 13.04 and Mint 15 Kde. The Kubuntu installation got messed up trying to install the proprietary drivers, but the other two installations are running fine and all three installed OK.
So, I have three hard drives. The first used to have windows xp on it, the second has two partitions, one containing just data and another containing windows 7 and the third is just data. I installed kubuntu to the first hard drive (replacing everything on it) with LVM.
I just finished installing Kubuntu 12.04.1 on my laptop, which already had Windows 7 installed. The Windows boot partition is sda1; the Kubuntu boot partition is (or is supposed to be) sda6. The installation had a couple of minor burps that I didn't worry about. But now, when I reboot, I get into Windows rather than Kubuntu.
I'd like to fully install Ubuntu 12.10 onto a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive, not create a live USB but to treat the flash drive as an external hard drive. I've read it's possible and I know my computer can boot from it. However, it doesn't work when I try. I've booted a Live USB from another flash drive and installed Ubuntu onto the 16GB one.
I have tried several times the past 24 hours to install Kubuntu 12.04.03 on this system (specs below), so that it will dual boot with Windows 8. No matter how I install it, partitioning in Windows first or using the Kubuntu installer for partitioning, or even installing Kubuntu on a flashdrive, I cannot get Kubuntu or even the GRUB options to boot, and Windows always boots automatically instead.