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Grub doesn't recognize Windows 7

Postby MrMeep on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:55 am

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me out?

I've just installed Linux Mint 14, and am wanting it to run alongside Windows 7, which is on another Hard Drive.

When I first completed the installation my PC just booted straight to Linux Mint, bypassing a Grub menu. I ran the boot-repair program while booting Linux Mint from a pen drive which seemed to fix this problem.

However, Windows 7 ceases to exist according to Grub, there's no option for it. The Windows files are there, I can see them in Linux Mint. There also isn't a /boot folder on the Hard Drive root which I saw as being a common cause, (or at least I couldn't see it there).

What do I do? Would really appreciate some help D:

Thanks!

Chris
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Re: Grub doesn't recognize Windows 7

Postby tdockery97 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:03 am

An obvious question, but have you tried
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sudo update-grub
in Mint to see if it picks up your Windows installation?

Otherwise, you can manually add Windows to grub.
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Re: Grub doesn't recognize Windows 7

Postby MrMeep on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:24 am

tdockery97 wrote:An obvious question, but have you tried
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sudo update-grub
in Mint to see if it picks up your Windows installation?

Otherwise, you can manually add Windows to grub.


Yeah I tried that, there doesn't seem to be a mention of Windows in there?

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chris@Chris-LM ~ $ sudo update-grub
[sudo] password for chris:
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /memtest86+.bin
done
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Re: Grub doesn't recognize Windows 7

Postby 741cc on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:36 am

Does the Win-7 drive show up if you do:-

sudo blkid?
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Re: Grub doesn't recognize Windows 7

Postby srs5694 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:03 pm

Please post the RESULTS.txt file that the Boot Info Script produces, either between code tags or as a link. This will provide lots of technical details that are necessary for diagnosing your problem.
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