I have had a strange experience in upgrading to Ubuntu 10.10 on a Dell Inspiron 1545 also running Vista. I was upgrading from a Ubuntu 8.04 that I thought would be worth reporting/sharing in case others have had a similar experience. last week I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 using the live cd. Everything seems have gone smoothly. I could log in and out of ubuntu. After logging into Vista and logging out, the next time I tried to start the machine, there was a 'segment offset error' with the boot loader and there was no way of rebooting into anything except to use the Ubuntu live CD and go to a terminal and reinstall the bootloader. The same thing happened after logging in to Vista- this seemed to mess with the boot loader. Logging in first time was not a problem.
Yesterday I started again, wiped out 10.10 and re-installed ubuntu but version 10.04. Logging in and out of Vista is so far ok and I have not had any problems. I do not have an obvious logical explanation to the sequence of events unless there is a problem with the boot loader in version 10.10.
I used proprietary software (acronis trueimage) to clone an Opensuse 11.1 machine, onto another machine with somewhat distinct hardware (different motherboard, less memory). I expected to have to change entries in /boot/grub/menu.lst, /etc/fstab, etc. I was told a good way to do this was to use the Opensuse DVD's "repair installed system" feature.
When I ran the repair, I was informed that "bootloader configuration file contains errors". I attempted to re-install the bootloader, but received this unhelpful error: "An error occurred during boot loader installation. Retry boot loader configuration?". When I boot the system, I just see the text "GRUB ", followed by a flashing underscore character.
i want to install opensuse on my new lap top i partition my hard (600gb) with 5 parts:
c: 97 gb d: 150 gb e: 150 gb f: 100 gb g: 50 gb and 38 gb unlocated part
in opensuse instalation , the yast makes a 2gb for swap 14gb = root , 21 gb = home, but in Instalation Overview under Booting has a red error: the Boot loader Installed On a Partition that does not Lie Entirely Blew 128 GB .The system maight Not Boot;
I am unable to get a knoppix poor mans install to boot using grub and opensuse 11.3. I have tried the same method on another box, same opensuse 11.3 and it boots fine. However, no matter what partition I put the knoppix files in on the problem box, it is the same error. I also have several opensuse kernels listed in the grub menu that were added when the kernel was updated, so the knoppix grub entry is off the screen. I have to down arrow to list the knoppix entry. I read that with this kind of error using ubunto as the host system, that running update-grub will force grub to look for bootable kernels and add it to the menu of boot choices. Does the same fix apply to opensuse 11.3? I have two versions of puppy linux working on this box as a poor mans install, so I am at a loss why it will not see the knoppix kernel. Can it be a problem of too many kernels listed in the menu.lst file? This box is a live update from opensuse 11.0.
I tried to download BURG, as instructed by this site (OMG UBUNTU)
I thought that the process might be too dangerous, so I removed all the packages that had were part of Grub2. GRUB however I left installed. After a reboot, The PC comes up to a menu that looks just like this:
Minimal BASH line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions. grub>_I tried typing 'boot', but it said, "no loaded kernel."
Thought BURG would be cool so I installed it. Something is very wrong. (See attached photos) all I get is the 1st photo, BURG version 1.98+20100623-1+karmic. If I tab I get photo 2. At this point I'd be happy just to restore GRUB2 & forget BURG but I can't even boot to any OS. I haven't had Ubuntu on this PC for long so maybe the best, or simplest option, would be to re-install Ubuntu- which would rewrite grub2.
I've installed burg with no major hassle. Started up the computer to see a pretty new boot menu, but Ubuntu fails to boot. The screen immediately turns black and the computer reboots. Fortunately, I have grub backed up on a usb flash drive so I can boot.
ive been dual booting ubuntu and xp for a bit now using burg. i decided to get osx and the install went fine.i had some grub issues but i got help with that here.burg can see that i have osX and gives me the option to boot it, but when i select it my computer restarts.i can only get into windows xp and ubuntu 10.4, but cant find a way to boot osXive read about a EUFI mode in the bios but dont really understand it and haven't found that option in my bios. ive not got alot of Linux experience but will try anything to get my triple boot working.does anyone know what i need to do. i dont no if i have to change how it boots or if its just a config file that needs changes made?bellow is my hard drive layout just in-case.
PHP Code: Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
I am dualbooting Ubuntu 10.10 x64 and Windows 7 x64. I am using Burg instead of Grub2 since I like the nice graphical display for choosing which OS to boot. Unfortunately, after I turn on the computer from "shutting down" after a Windows session, it automatically chooses Ubuntu and doesn't let me choose Windows. (If I just "restart" after a Windows session, I can choose which OS I want to boot just fine).
After Ubuntu loads, I can restart and *then* I get the option of which OS to choose, but this is extremely frustrating to have to load Ubuntu then reboot just to get Windows. I am not using the OS Prober module (I disabled it, and have a manual entry in my 40_custom file for Windows).
I'm trying to get a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10. I've used unetbootin to write the image to a usb flash, but every time I try to boot from it I just get the burg splash screen. I've changed the boot order in bios and so on, but it starts burg all the time. The image md5 is also right.
I have a duel booting system, Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. I have installed burg. I have ended up with text when booting ubuntu. When I changed the splash it only show on shut down. How can i make it show on boot?
Has anyone played with Burg? I'm a bit apprehensive about trying it.This laptop had 10.10 as the only OS but I shrank the partition and installed 11.04 in the empty space.So 11.04 re-wrote the Grub with itself at the top of the list.So now I have 10.10 in sda1 and 11.04 in sda6.Do you think that Burg will cause any problems?
Code: Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
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Disk 0 (500GB): Windows Vista Disk 1 (1TB): Windows 7 Disk 2 (160GB): Ubuntu
My boot disk is Disk 0. Currently when I turn on the PC, GRUB loads from Disk 0. I can then choose either Ubuntu or Windows Loader. If I choose Windows Loader (also located on Disk 0), I can choose to load Windows Vista or Windows 7. I like this setup, but I would like to move the loaders (exactly as they are) to Disk 1 so that I can format Disk 0.
One thing I notice and hope someone here can steer me in the right direction. When I start up my computer I have the list of options to choose from, if I choose to boot into Win 7 I am the presented again with another boot menu from windows. I would like to remove the Windows boot loader.
HDD 1 (sda) with Windows XP installed on sda1 and four more partions.
HDD 2 (sdb) with three NTFS-Partitions (sdb1, 5 and 6) and Ubuntu 10.04 (sdb7) + Swap-Partition (sdb8).
I would like to boot Ubuntu using the Windows XP boot loader, i.e., having an entry there to choose Ubuntu and start my installation of Ubuntu 10.04. I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on sdb7 and told the installer to install the grub2 boot loader to /dev/sdb (should it have been /dev/sdb7?). When using the boot selection option of my bios and choosing the second HDD Ubuntu starts without problems.
I used dd if=/dev/sdb of=bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1 to copy the mbr of my second HDD and copied the file bootsect.lnx to my c: drive. Then added C:ootsect.lnk = "Ubuntu Linux" to my Windows boot.ini. When rebooting my computer I get the option "Ubuntu Linux" in the XP boot loader. Choosing it I come to a black screen with a blinking white cursor. All I want to do is not use Grub 2 as my primary boot loader but instead leave my WinXP installation untouched and start Ubuntu from within WinXP boot loader. This has been working just fine with my old Ubuntu installation.
This is the third time I try unsuccessfully to install Debian as a second OS on a hard drive. When it gets to the end of the installation process the installer asks whether I want to go ahead with the Grub Boot Loader, I choose yes. The end result is however that I can't boot that partition within the hard drive -- i.e., Debian. Can someone tell me what is going on? Should I not use the Grub Boot Loader when I have more than one operating system on a machine? Should I not install Grub on the Master Boot Record (MBR)?
I have XP, Win7 Pro and F 11 installed. Before I installed F 11, Win 7 boot mgr was working fine. I then installed F 11 and I went to System/Admin/bootloader to edit it and it wouldn't bring up the boot loader. In the attachment was the error msg. Now my only option when I boot up is F 11.
I do not have access to the Win 7 DVD only the F 11 install disk since I am on a fishing trip and need to use Win 7. How can I repair to the grub boot loader to boot into Win 7?
I'm trying to install Fedora onto a computer that has Windows XP on the first of two SATA drives. Windows 7 is on the second drive.
I installed Fedora no problems on a 14 gig free space I created on the first drive and told it where and what my other OS's were. Fine so far. I didn't tell it to overwrite the MBR on the XP (first) drive. I took the second option which I "think" put the boot loader on the fedora partition.
All good - till I rebooted and I just saw my Windows 7 loader with my options for XP and Windows 7 but no Fedora.
So, if I overwrite the MBR on the first drive, will that mean I can't access my Windows 7 installation?
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.
Every dual boot guide and every dual boot I've set up I've done the same way. Always install Windows first then install Ubuntu. Well, this time Windows didn't let go of the bootloader it seems like. I have kind of an awkward setup for hard drives...32gb SSD /2X250gb raid1 /home 3gb(at beginning of 1tb HDD) swap
The rest of the TB is Windows 7 Home Premium. I installed Windows 7 without problems the installed Ubuntu 10.04 x64 without problems. It asked if I wanted grub to overwrite mbr I said yes. Computer rebooted... Straight into Windows. I downloaded EasyBCD and added grub to Windows boot menu. The option works great, goes straight into grub. Grub even has Windows listed.
Why is my computer using Windows boot manager and how do I switch it to grub?
I've got a dual boot Ubuntu/XP system (two separate HDs) that I've really hosed up and Here's the sad tale:
1. When rebooting recently, the bios prompted me to confirm a change to my system configuration... the query you get when you add a new HD, for example. I didn't add anything to the system, but stupidly hit F1 to apply the changes in my haste.
2. I could then boot into Ubuntu, but not Windows. When I tried the latter, I got the "NTLDR is missing" message.
3. Based on reading some online help tips, I booted into the recovery console and tried fixboot.
4. Now, I can't boot into either system! I get something like this when I choose Ubuntu from the Grub menu: