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.
This is my First post and I really hope it will be helpful.
Basically the process is to disable secure boot in the bios and then convert the drive from GPT to MBR as this will allow you to create multiple partitions. Note: you might want to try with a kubuntu livecd first and attempt to perform the GPT to MBR conversion as the way I did it was by performing the steps below.
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.