Yesterday, I had RAID installed on my computer with Windows 7. I deleted the RAID so it would wipe both drives, and then installed Ubunutu on the first HD. Today, I went into Ubuntu, used Gparted to partition the second HD so I could have Windows 7 on the second. After I finished instlling Windows 7 on the second drive, it does not give me the option to pick Ubuntu or Windows 7 on startup. Is it not showing because its starting the second HD on startup by default and not the first? I would really like to know how I can boot back into my Ubuntu. Thank you.
Answer by DanielHep · Jan 18, 2011 at 10:29 PM
I'd like to let you know what was causing the problem. Windows is greedy. When Ubuntu installs, it'll scan other hard drives/partitions for other operating systems. It then adds these other systems to GRUB, Ubuntu's bootloader. If you install Windows after you install Ubuntu, Windows will tell your BIOS to load Windows's bootloader, but unlike Ubuntu, Windows won't see Ubuntu and add it to its bootloader. Therefore, you will only get the option for Windows.
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