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Hello everyone! I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 for a few weeks then two days ago I decided to install on the same machine Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon. Problem is: ...
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- 10-03-2012 #1
Dual boot does not show up when I boot my laptop
I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 for a few weeks then two days ago I decided to install on the same machine Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon.
Problem is: when I switch on the laptop, no dual boot is present. It just goes into Mint, like it was the only Os on my computer.
So... how do I fix this little problem?
- 10-03-2012 #2
Boot up Linux Mint and execute these commands in Terminal :
df -h sudo fdisk -l
It looks like something went wrong with installation.
- 10-03-2012 #3
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6 221G 8.1G 202G 4% /
udev 1.9G 4.0K 1.9G 1% /dev
tmpfs 772M 972K 771M 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 1.9G 2.2M 1.9G 1% /run/shm
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000eb1f9
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 506242384 253120168+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 506243070 976771071 235264001 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 968583168 976771071 4093952 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 506243072 968583167 231170048 83 Linux
Partition table entries are not in disk order
- 10-03-2012 #4
Okay, this is weird: I had to reboot the pc after installing Steam and... I had the dual boot thing! I did not do anything installing Steam aside (and I don't think that that was the solution!). So I thought maybe it works only if you reboot. I switched off the computer, then switched on again and I had the dual boot thing also with switching on. I am sorry I cannot help anyone with a similar problem: mine apparently fixed itself...
- 10-03-2012 #5
Alrighty ! Problem solved itself... There must be some explanation for this. One thing is confusing me. In which distro did you execute fdisk -l command? Ubuntu or Mint?
- 10-03-2012 #6
- 10-04-2012 #7
According to output of df -h command, Mint has been installed in last partition, /dev/sda6 and Ubuntu has been installed in first partition, /dev/sda1.
Which distro's GRUB Menu appear at startup?
- 10-04-2012 #8
- 10-04-2012 #9
Here is what I see when I am on the screen to choose OS
Linux Mint, with Linux 3.2.0-23-generic
Linux Mint, with Linux 3.2.0-23-generic (recovery mode)
Memory test (memtest86+)
Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)
Ubuntu --class ubuntu-- class gnu-linux -- class gnu-- class os
(then the two lines of Ubuntu - ubuntu and ubuntu recovery mode)