[ubuntu-us-mi] ubuntu 12.10 dual boot issue

Brian Brodsky brianbrodsky at ameritech.net
Fri Nov 16 01:10:38 UTC 2012

I decided to try the new Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. I had an old version 
of Ubuntu installed in a separate partition that I had setup as a dual 
boot with Windows 7, which worked fine. After I upgraded and was only 
able to boot Ubuntu. When I tried to boot to windows I got the following 
error: A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. I then 
fixed the windows boot-up as described on this page 
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestoreUbuntu/XP/Vista/7Bootloader. I 
downloaded the 64 bit windows recovery disk and ran bootrec /fixboot and 
bootrec /fixmbr. This fixed my windows but grub no longer booted. I then 
ran boot-repair as described on this page 
This got grub and Ubuntu back but my original problem of not being able 
to boot to windows was back. After fixing windows I am able to boot to 
ubuntu by booting off a super grub cd. I apparantly am not the only one 
with this problem: 
Does anybody have any suggestions on what I can do to create a dual boot 
system with windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10?

Thank you in advance,


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