Install wubildr

By | 24 Oct 2009

The loader for a convenient wubi-installation of Ubuntu, can be easily re-added to the Windows Vista/Windows 7 bootloader.

After you have transferred all Ubuntu related files to the new root drive (files: wubildr and wubildr.mbr and the ubuntu directory), open a new Console as Administrator and run the following commands to add Ubuntu to the boot menu:

  • bcdedit /create /d "Ubuntu" /application bootsector
    This will return an identifier in the form of a GUID – in the following commands, replace {ID} by that identifier!
  • bcdedit /set {ID} device partition=C:
  • bcdedit /set {ID} path \wubildr.mbr
  • bcdedit /displayorder {ID} /addlast

Done. Upon the next boot, a new entry Ubuntu should appear in your boot menu.

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