Windows partition not showing during installation of Ubuntu


Answer: 1

26 hours ago

When I was installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10, only one disk was showing up. However, I created a swap area and a partition for Ubuntu and installed it. When I restarted the computer, the boot options did not come up, and the system booted directly into Ubuntu.

Some websites are not opening in Ubuntu. Firefox says "Failed to connect." The Wi-Fi is not working.

How can I access my files from Ubuntu or boot into Windows.

Added by: Heidi Nienow

Answer: 2

9 hours ago

Boot options might not appear if GRUB is convinced there is only one bootable drive. You can force the GRUB menu by holding Shift immediately after turning on your PC.

You can run this command to re-generate your GRUB boot menu and it will attempt to find any other operating systems:

sudo update-grub

You can run this commands to see your disks:


This will give you options to mount your existing Windows disk or determine why it's not being detected. Sometimes if Windows was not shutdown properly it sets a flag saying it needs to be "checked" or "repaired" in which case Linux will not touch it. You can have Linux do the repair if you do this:

sudo apt install ntfs-3g
sudo ntfsfix /some/disk

In this case /some/disk is a disk path like /dev/sdXXX - this varies between system and you should take caution to not "fix" the wrong disk. If the package ntfs-3g doesn't exist try installing ntfsprogs instead.

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