Ubuntu :: Grub2 Stopped Booting Windows - Can't Get It Fixed?

May 20, 2010

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 10.4 (grub2) and Windows 7 (x64). Something stomped on my grub install on the windows boot sector (probably windows). I was getting errors like "Cannot find disk.." I updated my grub.cfg to what I thought should work and now I'm getting errors like "cannot find C/H/S values".

I've attached the RESULTS.txt. Its really a simple install, although I do have a RAID5 array; the RAID disks are just for data and hold no OS files. Both OS's are on /dev/sdd.

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Ubuntu :: Grub2 Not Booting Windows?

Dec 5, 2010

So to make things short, here's my situation: I was having the "no module found" problem, because dell software kept on messing with the MBR So I restored the MBR using Windows recovery and deleted the dell software Re-installed ubuntu 10.10 off the liveCD ~Then I had problems getting GRUB2 boot menu to show at boot, but i fixed that~ Now I'm having the problem where whenever I try to boot into windows 7 through GRUB2 instead of booting windows I just get:

"bootmgr is missing"

Note: I can still boot into Ubunutu 10.10 just fine.

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Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/mapper/pdc_chfbjcefbd and looks for


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so after my upgrade to 10.04 I'm experiencing a puzzling problem with Grub2. It can load everything fine except for XP. I have XP on a separate partition, it is detecting fine and the grub.cfg file is created withou a problem when I the appropriate commands to update and upgrade grub. What happens is that I select Windows XP from the list and it goes to a black screen where a cursor in the top left corner blinks 3-5 times and then immediately kicks me back to the Grub menu. I can do this forever but the grub menu just gets reloaded every time. Any ideas?

Here is the windows portion of my Grub.cfg:

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Microsoft Windows XP Professional (on /dev/sda2)" {
insmod ntfs


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[boot loader]
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOW S


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Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}


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Windows Partitions
/dev/sda1 == C: (WINDOWS)


I have been carrying out updates of both Vista & SuSE whenever i operate in them.

One (Not So) Fine Day, when i Choose from the Grub loader "Microsoft Windows Vista SP2" option it just din't boot into Vista. I have Tried many a time.

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i cant boot to windows 7.

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sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3c3a81f5


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============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
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I can still access all Windows files from Linux, and can see that system files like boot.ini are sill there. Both systems have been backed up, but would prefer not reinstalling right now if possible.

Below I'll paste grub.cfg and fdisk -l; any suggestions gratefully received!

ps the computer is a Sony Viao laptop: Core Duo 1.6 GHz - 1 GB Ram - 80 GB HDD, running XP Media Centre and Ubuntu 10.04

# It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
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