Have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows Vista.
I was able to boot either for a while but now only Ubuntu - if I select Vista from menu it returns to the menu after failing to Boot.
Have tried System Repair on Vista but doesn't correct problem.
There must be a simple solution to this - I really don't want to reinstall Vista from old Recovery Discs.
The guys at Ubuntu can't push this dual use with it failing so easily! Or can they?
Have looked at some related problems but no help to me.
I ran Boot-Repair as per forum advice. Rebooted but still can't get Vista.
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The simplest method is to use boot-repair, a small but helpful utilty to repair boot problems. It's better to use the recommended settings.
See here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
You can download it in Ubuntu and run it. Hope this helps.
I cannot get into Windows Vista .... I was working in Vista and then I restarted booted up Ubuntu and when I finished in Ubuntu I restarted this time in Vista and all I get is the microsoft box with the vertical stripes running interminably.
I ran sudo update-grub this is the result of that command:
found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic
found initrd image: /boot/iniytd.img-3.2.0-24-generic
found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-19-generic
found linitrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-19-generic
found windows recovery environment (loader) on /dev/sda1
skipping windows recovery environment (loader) on Wubi system
found windows vista (loader) on /dev/sda2
skipping windows vista (loader) on wubi system
I do have a backup of my Windows environment on an external hard drive and I can get to it through ubuntu but I am not sure if I can restore Windows Vista from Ubuntu or even if I need to.
Thanks for any help.
Install grub-customizer (from a PPA on launchpad) and enable the windows image
You asked for details, here you go:
Open up terminal - the commands add the extra line to your sources to allow you to install this new piece of software and get updates for it, the second installs it, then it should show up in the application launcher - if it doesn't, just run sudo grub-customizer after the last one.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
After each command, you may have to enter your password - this is because you have to confirm this way to add or remove software. It will prompt in the terminal, not by covering your screen with a message, so check for it.