Using Windows Disk Management, shrunk the available hard drive producing a partition more than large enough for Ubuntu.
Changed the boot order in BIOS to CD, USB, HDD.
Inserted Ubunto 12.04 disk, launched Ubuntu.
Chose "Install alongside windows 7".
Successfully installed Ubuntu, restarted, and it goes straight to Ubuntu.
I currently have the latest version of Ubuntu (12.04 I think.) I just bought a new computer with the hopes of a awesome dual boot. Windows 7 was preinstalled with no discs and I wanted to have Ubuntu. When I finished installing Ubuntu, windows started to have problems and had to do self checks.
At first grub was appearing and i was able to start ubuntu but then i had to switch to windows but windows was not booting when i select windows 7 it jumps back to grub window. So i fix the Windows Boot Loader using repair from windows media and wolla windows started to boot but Ubuntu Grub gone.
I installed Ubuntu 12.4 by wiping Windows and not creating another partition for Ubuntu in the hard drive. I realize that, this was a mistake. I have tried repartitioning using various tools, So that I can run Windows alongside Ubuntu, using my copy of Windows from another PC, but it has all become too complex.
I just recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside with my Windows 7, and when I restarted my computer after the installation it doesn't give me a menu asking me whether I want to use Ubuntu or Windows 7, it just goes to Ubuntu. Please help me because I need to use a lot of programs that I can only use on Windows.
Hi gs I recently installed Ubuntu along side windows off a hard drive. And I can run Ubuntu fine but It doesn't ask me whether to start up with windows or Ubuntu and I can't find any windows files inside ubuntu might take to tec repairs. HELP!