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$ sudo parted -l
[sudo] password for xxxxx:
Model: ATA SAMSUNG HM321HI (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 320GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 52.4GB 52.4GB primary ntfs boot
2 52.4GB 52.9GB 500MB primary ext4
3 52.9GB 177GB 124GB extended
5 52.9GB 72.9GB 20.0GB logical ext4
6 72.9GB 173GB 100GB logical ext4
7 173GB 177GB 3999MB logical linux-swap(v1)
4 177GB 282GB 105GB primary ntfs
I Think what might be happening is the Windows bootloader which is in the MBR is clocking there is a hibernated Windows 7 session present and is booting that up straight away and not even giving GRUB which is in the /boot partition a chance to fire up i.e. completely bypassing it!! I didn't figure this out by myself but I did a bit of googling
Problem is I am not sure how you put GRUB before the Windows 7 bootloader. I presume I would need to somehow move GRUB to the MBR?!
Did a wee test and hibernated Mint and rebooted and got the Win7 bootloader followed by GRUB and got back into my Mint session no problem.
Can anyone tell me what to do or point to a tutorial that novice like me can use?