Ubuntu – Unable to boot into windows after installing ubuntu 12.04


I have Windows on my machine and then installed Ubuntu 12.04 using USB. I was not getting the option to boot into windows, so I ran boot-repair but still I am not getting option to boot into windows. What can be the issue ?

Edit: I have deleted my recovery partition (some 20GB) and installed Ubuntu on it.

Best Answer

  • I've gone through your log file posted there, and It seems unfortunately the Other OS searcher script isn't working or missing executable bit.

    1. Boot to Ubuntu and open a terminal with Ctrl-Alt-T shortcut.

    2. Execute this command:

       sudo chmod +x /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober
    3. Then run this command:

       sudo update-grub

    OP says, this doesn't work.

    If it doesn't work, I think grub is failing to detect Windows boot files. The most possible cause of this failing is losing Windows. (It was indeed the case as OP confirmed in a comment).

    I suggest to use Window 7 disk to repair Windows boot issue and then use the Live CD to fix grub

    Hope this will fix the problem.