Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot Remix With WinXP Now WinXP BSOD On Boot?
Sep 12, 2010
I just installed Ubuntu Remix 10.04 on my wifes MSI U100 netbook. I did a dual boot just in case she had to get into Windows for something. I let the install automatically partion (did the side by side option). Anyway, Ubuntu works fine and imported all her documents and stuff. Problem is Windows XP won't boot. The first time I tried to boot Windows XP I got a message saying the hardware had changed and I had to select safe mode, normal boot, last known good, etc... I booted normally. I got the splash screen followed by a quick flash of BSOD and a reboot. I does this no matter how I try to boot Windows (safe, command prompt, etc). Anyone have any idea what the problem is?
I originally wanted to dual install 10.10 64 Ubuntu with Windows 7 64 RAID 1 HP PC, but RAID got corrupted and I could find no fix online except using fakeraid unsupported software. The whole thing blew my muind. I gave up after 4 or so reinstalls of windows 7 to fix RAID. So I decided to install a dual boot 10.10 Ubuntu i86 with my old WinXP i86. I kept getting these errors at boot up: unknown filesystem, file not found, out of disk, no such partion and so on. I tried just about every grub reinstall I could find, including article here: "Recovering Ubuntu after Installing Windows."
After a number of tries my friend installed Ubuntu successfully, but then when I installed windows xp I am stuck here, again. I did do the Reload grub tutorials again as well. I may just give up on WinXP and have my friend reinstall Ubuntu for me.
WinXP Partition loading as a read only and can't fix it with PYSDM (storage device manager) Let me provide some history as to how everything was installed: From my old WIN XP hard drive I used clonezilla to clone the drive to a partition on my new hard drive for Linux. Windows is on SDA4 which is the last partition of the drive, it is mounted at sda4/windows using ntfs. I then loaded Mint 8 gnome on the 2nd partition sda2 using ext3 mounted at /, sda1 is my Linux swap, and sda3 is mounted at /home using ext3. While installing I selected to mount Linux ext3 at /
When I choose to load winXP from the grub boot loader I get dev/sda4 no such device 10CDR36778638F73. Also when I try to unmount from disk utility I get the following error: Error unmounting: umount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: umount: only root can unmount UUID=10CDF36778638F73 from /windows Seemslike I need to rename the drive but it won't let me in disk utility.
My Problem is that within PYSDM (storage device manager) I uncheck Mount file system (sda4/windows) as a read only but it will not stay unchecked. I have unchecked it hit unmount and mount and it still is checked to mount as a read only. This is the code in options for sda4 in PYSDM (storage device manager) nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46
Was running dual boot 10.10 and winxp on a MSI P4M900 motherboard. Have two HDs - one with OSs and some storage and the other purely backup for storage and Ubuntu home. Motherboard died and going to be replaced by Gigabyte G31 board. I will be using the same video, audio PCI cards and memory from old board. Should I look to a clean install of 10.10 and then bring back to life from my backup files (bookmarks, email etc) or could I plug in hard drives and boot normally? There is conflicting advice when I google - some say its OK just to boot, the kernel will sort out the new mboard drivers, others say you need a clean install.
The time in my Fedora 12 x64 installation is 5 hours behind what it should be. When I change it to the correct time, Windows XP x64 is now 5 hours ahead! (Dual boot setup). How I can sync the times on both os's. Both are set to GMT-5.
I have tried searching for the same problem but can't find it. Close but not exact. I have a dell optiplex I use for internet surfing. I do a reformat every few months to get the junk off it.I do a reformat to clean the drive and load XP PRO then load ubuntu 7. or 8. It gives me the option to use either at start up.
I did it a few weeks ago and it has been running fine until I did updates of both XP and ubuntu. When I it fired it up Win XP worked fine but when I choose ubuntu I would get the corrupted or missing hal.dll error and it wouldnt go any further. Several reboots with the same result XP works but not ubuntu.I did a reinstall of the hal.dll file using XP disk for repair according to britec on ..... (but I didn' t do the second step yet).Now I still get the corrupted or missing hal.dll error when I try to get into ubuntu and if I choose XP it freezes. I try going into safe mode and it loads but (wireless) mouse/keyboard won't work.
I have been a happy little GRUB user for a while now, but now I want to use GRUB to boot a physically separate WinXP hard drive, and I can't seem to do that. Normally GRUB is easy, (I even have a nice splash screen of my own making). Its a champion solution for booting into Ubuntu Linux on /dev/sda5 or Win XP on /dev/sda1.
My second HD which Linux recognizes as /dev/sdb, has a Win XP boot sector and Win XP in one partition.
Normally I boot off /dev/sda using GRUB, and from Linux I can mount and have access to /dev/sdb - that works well. Occasionally however, I need to boot the separate Win XP system on the second HD, and to do that I switch the boot drive in the BIOS, but lately that is getting to be a bit tedious.
Initially I though to give the additional boot choice to GRUB, I simply had to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and point to the second HD (where /dev/sdb = hd1 in GRUB speak). Unfortunately, when I select the new choice, it simply boots Win XP off the first HD.
I'm confident GRUB does look at the first partion on hd1 as expected as I can induce an error by having hd1 disconnected, or write silly partion numbers into menu.lst. So if it does in fact find the first partion on hd1, why doesn't it boot? Why does it default to WinXP on hd0?
I have diligently tried physically swapping SATA drive cables and playing with bios switching and have messed about a fair bit with menu.lst to make sure I have drive and partition numbers right, but all to no avail. I have also tried changing rdisk(0) in boot.ini to rdisk(1) on the second drive when it is not the boot drive.
I'm afraid the only other thing I can think of is that the second hard drive requires a Linux boot sector if I am going to boot it up from GRUB, but somehow that doesn't make sense. Surely GRUB can work across physically separate drives, so I'm open to other ideas first.
I've got an old Dell Precision 670 which has a SCSI disk. I installed 10.04 and everything worked fine - I could boot into 10.04 from the GRUB menu. I later added an IDE disk and installed WinXP Pro on it.
When I ran 'sudo update-grub', Lucid discovered the IDE disk and added a WinXP Pro entry to the GRUB menu. Now, though I can still boot 10.04 from the GRUB menu, I can't boot WinXP - the screen goes blank, and I have to hit Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart.
For what it's worth, here are the results of using boot_info_script055.sh:
Code: Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 ============================= Boot Info Summary: ============================== => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb and looks on the same drive in partition #1 for /boot/grub.
I have winxp and ubuntu 10.04 dualboot. They were working ok. Today I removed old *21 kernel image and headers so grub updated the confs. That's all I did that could cause the win no longer boot. It starts booting, the screen goes black and the PC reboots. I tried safe mode, it started to load some dlls as it usually shows in safe mode but then still reboot.
Code: $ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
I have some proprietory softwares installed on WinXP so it is very important for my work that it is up and running.
I performed a FULL INSTALL from the Live-CD (10.10) and installed grub on the windows partition. Now whenever I try to select the Windows option in the Grub menu, the screen goes blank and it gets me back to the Grub menu.
I have a Toshiba F30-114 laptop on which I want to have a dual boot Windows XP/xubuntu configuration.The problem is that when I install Xubuntu as dual boot, Windows XP gives a blue screen of death for a second and then reboots in the begining of the windows boot sequence.I can choose Safe Mode, Safe Mode With Networking, Safe Mode With Command Prompt, Boot With Last Good Configuration, and Start Windows Normally. But nomatter which one I choose it will result in a bsod following a reboot.I tried to remove the Xubuntu partition, which somehow also resulted in removing the XP installation. I then put the harddrive in an external case and used EASEUS Partition Recovery 5.0.1 on another machine which got back the Windows partition. Now Windows works again without any bsod.
I've just had to reinstall WinXP on a Dell Inspiron 1501. An ideal opportunity to try out Ubuntu. First I tried a WinXP/Hardy Heron dual boot - all seems okay. Next WinXP/Karmic dual boot - all seems okay. Then, why not, WinXP/Hardy/Karmic triple boot - all seems okay. Playing with each OS I noticed that Hardy had a couple of update notifications. So I opened Update Manager, went on-line, hit [Check] and was informed that there were 200+ Important Security Updates - I installed these. Better check Karmic too - similar story, installed 200+ updates. Everything still seems okay in WinXP, Hardy and Karmic. However, I've just noticed that the Grub2 boot menu now displays eight "Ubuntu" lines, as opposed to the four lines I had originally
Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-19-generic Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-19-generic (recovery mode) Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14-generic Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14-generic (recovery mode)...
I tried to help my friend install Ubuntu 10.04 side-by-side with Windows XP on his Acer Aspire One netbook.Unfortunately, the installation process came to a standstill and it quit due to "unexpected errors". The second time I started the installation, I realized that the option for installing side by side was gone and that I could not mount the C: partition on Ubuntu. The error message is listed below:====================BEGIN ERROR MESSAGE======================Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 12: Failed to read last sector (299982847): Invalid argument
HINTS: Either the volume is a RAID/LDM but it wasn't setup yet, or it was not setup correctly (e.g. by not using mdadm --build ...), or a wrong device is tried to be mounted,
I have an HP Pavilion m7480n PC with Windows XP installed on the C-drive. I successfully installed FC 12 onto the spare USB drive. When I rebooted the PC all I got was a blinking underscore at the extreme upper left position of a totally black screen. After a bit of experimenting I found that if I hit the F1 key during the boot process, go into the BIOS setup, do nothing within the setup, and press ESC to get out of the setup then the PC will go back into the boot cycle a second time. During the second time however a small text message appears with words to the effect "Press any key to enter GRUB..." after which the GRUB splash screen comes up with the choice for FC 12 or "Other" (referring to Win XP). At that point I can boot into either one.
i have a dual boot system running Fedora14 as the main OS and WinXp as a secondary OS. On the boot up screen i choose to boot windows XP and all i get is a black screen. i am assuming the boot-loader has a small glitch and won't boot WinXp. i am stressing because i need to use MS office Access to finish a crappy school project due tomorrow.
I have 2 Hard drives, the original 30GBs with Windows XP on it, My son put 2nd hard drive into pc as slave (400GB), no problems, WinXP recognised 2nd drive. This was all a way to give 'good ole Mum' a chance to muck about with Linux.Got a Linux Format Mag with Ubuntu 9.10 on it, amongst others, but this one I knew from previous use. I have installed it on the 2nd hard drive, not sure if I correctly (manually) partitioned but I put ( I believe) a home partition, a swap partition, left ( so I thought) a 3rd partition space, and said install. Ubuntu runs fine and see the small HD with WinXP but WinXP doesnt see the HD with Ubuntu, and I wanted to use the 3rd partition for the WinXp as I need to use that for Grant writting I do for not for profit organisations govt depts that I apply for grants from are MS freaks, that said, all runs ok but what have I done that wont let WinXP see to utilise the 3rd partition. Be kind, I have a load of senior moments these days
I have ubuntu 8.10 & Windows XP installed on my PC. I formatted the C: partition and installed a new fresh copy of Win XP. After that I was not able to login to ubuntu 8.10. It is clear that Win XP overwrote the MBR. I tried to re-install the boot loader (Grub) again by boot ubuntu 10.10 CD. Finally, I was able to boot both ubuntu version 8.10 and 10.10. However, I was not able to boot Win XP. There is an entry in grun menu of ubuntu 10.10 specific for WinXP, but when I press enter to boot Windows I get back to grub menu.
I have Win7 installed in my notebook, after I install WinXP, after I install Ubuntu 10.10
I need WinXP to my project...
I re-install Grub2 with live CD and the WinXP doesn't show up...
So I re-install WinXP... Re-install Grub2 and WinXP doesn't show up again...
So I custumise Grub2 and I put one line for WinXP (doesn't work)
But Now, Win7 line in Grub2 boot WinXP
Code: Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 ============================= Boot Info Summary: ============================== => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in partition #6 for (,msdos6)/boot/grub.
I'm currently studying linux at my local college as part of Networking IT Course. We were instructed to install centos onto a VMWare virtual machine but it didn't run too efficiently on my MSI Wind and restricted my networking in WinXP. I have already got Ubuntu Netbook Release installed on the Wind alongside the WinXP install that came with the machine. However everytime i try and install Centos 5.3 in a 9640MB free space Partition it says:
Quote:Could not allocate requested partitions: Partitioning failed: Could not allocate partitions as primary partitions. Not enough space left to create partition for /boot.
I've been trying to setup some installation partitions made with Debian and Windows Installation CDs/Images and everything works well with the Debian, but not Windows. This is a similar setup as some Laptop companies do by putting a hidden "recovery" partition.How do I get grub to boot say WinXp/Win9x or what have you?Is there a better alternative?
WinXp sp3 is on disk sdb, then installed Ubuntu 10.04 on sda, can go into diff OS without any problem. I am going to move sda to another machine, when I unplug sda, WinXp can't start to boot on sdb. How to fix it?below is my case output$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB ... Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
I'm in windows 7x64 playing Dwarf Fortress and other pointless things- need to work.I hibernate Windows to save my stuff, switch to Ubuntu.After finishing my work in ubuntu, I shut down and reboot into windows.
I do this a couple times per day over the past couple days, letting windows hibernate when I'm not working at all. All of my ubuntu sessions ended on shut-down. My most recent switcheroo did NOT involve me mounting my windows partition while in Ubuntu. After switching, I went about an hour before hitting KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERORR surrounded by this wonderful blue color.
I tried to install ubuntu 10.04 on a desktop in dual boot with win XP. Ubuntu doesn't boot. It only happens after a reboot of win XP. I upgraded to 10.10 but nothing changed, i made a clean install but still it happens..I mean:
1. Power on 2. grub -> ubuntu 3. splash screen freezed otherwise: 1. Power on 2. grub -> WinXP 3. reboot 4. grub -> ubuntu 5. ubuntu run perfectly
So I recently started using Windows 7, but it kept crashing so i thought "OK back to WinXP and Ubuntu 10.10" So I installed Windows (urrrggh) and that went fine, but now that I have come to installing Ubuntu Desktop 10.10, it cant seem to find the Windows XP partition, I tried manually editing partitions but it wouldnt let me resize the partition. But it did give me the option to install the Bootloader (GRUB) to the partition labelled "Windows XP Professional".
I have used this setup before and ran fine, bare in mind that was with 9.10, maybe I should install 9.10 and then use "sudo apt-get install dist-upgrade"?If i cant get this working I will try another distro and see if its Ubuntu or whether its a Windows or disk issue.
I had Windows 7 and Windows XP. It was 3 partitions in one HD (two OS' and one for files) and another separate HD (which doesn't have any system, it's just media files and stuff). When booted, I used to get the Windows 7 screen, that allowed me to either boot 7 or XP. I thought I had tested 7 enough and wanted to try Ubuntu, so I (from the Ubuntu CD which I downloaded and burned) deleted the 7 partition and made a 2GB swap partition, and, what was left, an Ubuntu partition on which I installed it.
Now when I boot I get an Ubuntu boot screen that shows several Ubuntu options and a WinXP option. Ubuntu works fine, but if I choose WinXP, I get "Error 12: Invalid device requested". I didn't change anything more than what I said. The details for the WinXP boot option seem to be:
What can I do to be able to boot WinXP again? (and also Ubuntu, whenever I want to). The only thing I can think of is using Windows XP CD's restore thing to restore the boot menu, but that would stop me from using Ubuntu...
I first installed 9.10 from 9.10 Live CD to my Thinkpad X200 selecting not to install its bootloader thinking I could use NTLDR. That did not work at all. Tried bootpart, starting 9.10 from LiveCD to reinstall grup... I gave up and in WinXP, deleted the 9.10 partition and its SWAP partition.
I reinstall 9.10 again into the now freed space.This time I selected to install the bootloader but to /dev/sda5.After completing the installation,I rebooted to WinXP and used bootpart to create the necessart ubuntu.bin and instructions in boot.ini.That did not work. I went into 9.10 live CD again and use dd command to extract the fir 512bytes from /dev/sda5 and place it in a USB drive as ubuntu.bin.Rebooted into WinXP and put this new ubuntu.bin into C:. All I get when booting into Ubuntu is a blank screen...
I'm trying to setup my second computer as I think my first one is failing. I can only get my display to show 800*600 I want 1024*768 I also have this on a dual boot system but not showing any menu system so I can't get winxp How can I get a display of what my system is so I can post
Suppose I have installed a Ubuntu (UNR9.10) PC in my home LAN,-> am I right that I need to have Samba server installed before I can share folders & files (mainly large media files) in the harddisk of Ubuntu PC for read/write access by other LAN PC running WinXP?
-> am I right that Ubuntu PC cannot access (read or write) USB harddisk nor USB thumbdrive as formatted by WinXP? how about SD card through USB card reader? does UNR v9.10 contain Samba or do I need to install it separately after UNR installation? where can I find the instruction for installation and configuration of the samba server?