After installing dual boot Windows 10 and CentOS7. I cannot see the option for Windows booting.

I tried suggestion from this link THIS but I found something different.

In my case, I cannot find Windows on it

[xhdinh@localhost ~]$ sudo grub2-mkconfig > /dev/null 
[sudo] password for xhdinh: 
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.10.0-514.el7.x86_64
Found initrd image: /boot/initramfs-3.10.0-514.el7.x86_64.img
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-0-rescue-89b13d92e70f4ca09e4c4127a3ec37f5
Found initrd image: /boot/initramfs-0-rescue-89b13d92e70f4ca09e4c4127a3ec37f5.img

The lsblk -l

[xhdinh@localhost ~]$ lsblk -f
NAME    FSTYPE LABEL         UUID                                   MOUNTPOINT
├─sda1  vfat   ESP           C0EE-5982                            
├─sda3  ntfs   OS            842245042244FD24                     
├─sda4  ntfs   Research      78700D2A700CF0A4                     
├─sda5  ntfs   Entertainment A48E8BD38E8B9C84                     
├─sda6  ntfs   WINRETOOLS    0ACC48ABCC48933D                     
├─sda7  ntfs   Image         6CF24A03F249D24E                     
├─sda8  ntfs   DELLSUPPORT   F8DACC77DACC3422                     
├─sda10 ext4                 d6e0e44c-ad34-464c-b4ca-333e3d393e54 /
├─sda11 ext4                 f612727f-5662-496f-82fb-5f8cb216ee1f /home
└─sda12 swap                 bbb04bda-9934-4b06-b72a-8b8832be58a0 [SWAP]
└─sdb1  ntfs                 36D44A09D449CC35                        /run/media/xhd

When I run [root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/default/grub


GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="$(sed 's, release .*$,,g' /etc/system-release)"





  • OK, so you still have your windows partitions - not deleted. that's good. I guess OS is the Win10 boot drive (C:), right? – cas Aug 9 '17 at 10:53
  • Yes. I installed CentOS on another one. – Hiep Xuan Dinh Aug 9 '17 at 10:54
  • did you install the ntfs-3g and epel-release packages as mentioned to the other answers in the linked question? the ntfs-3g package allows centos to mount and examine an ntfs filesystem, and it seems that ntfs-3g requires the epel-release package to be installed first. – cas Aug 9 '17 at 11:01
  • Yes. I already installed them. I can access to ntfs partitions and see the files although it requires password. – Hiep Xuan Dinh Aug 9 '17 at 11:07
  • have you got efibootmgr installed? if so, what is the output of running that? (paste into your question, not into a comment). also, is there any line like DISABLE_OS_PROBER="true" in your /etc/default/grub? – cas Aug 9 '17 at 11:15

You need to install the os-prober package and then run grub2-mkconfig again.

This will detect all other bootable operating systems on the disk and create grub boot menu entries for them.

  • Thanks for your comment ! I already installed that package and tried again. However, I still cannot find Windows partition. Could you help more? – Hiep Xuan Dinh Aug 9 '17 at 10:39
  • it's possible you may have deleted your windows partition, so there's nothing there for os-prober to find. can you edit your question and add the output of lsblk -f to it? – cas Aug 9 '17 at 10:47
  • I already edited the question. /sda3 is Windows OS partition. Thanks ! – Hiep Xuan Dinh Aug 9 '17 at 10:52
  • cat /etc/fstab and [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo UEFI || echo BIOS please. If you made changes in Efi, than it could be the reason, why windows is not accessible by grub. – user192526 Aug 9 '17 at 13:06

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