Ubuntu Installation :: 'graphical' Grub Breaks On Win7/winxp/10.04
Jan 6, 2011
early tl;dr: The fancy grub breaks on my wubi 10.04 install, can I force it to use the old grub?
When I rebuild grub.cfg (last time was yesterday for kernel update to .37), and shut down / reboot, grub breaks because it can't 'loadfont' and a few other errors which are related to the 'graphical' grub boot menu.
To fix this I have to boot into a live CD (also Ubuntu 10.04) and run the following:
Taken from [URL]
sudo fdisk -l
sudo mkdir /win
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /win
sudo mkdir /vdisk
sudo mount -o loop /win/ubuntu/disks/root.disk /vdisk
I know how to fix it but is there a way to skip having to do this on upgrades
(If I edit the grub.cfg before shutting down then this doesn't happen, obviously, but sometimes I forget and this is the result. I'd rather stop the problem at it's source than fight against the updater).
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 have used Ubuntu 8.x before side by side with win XP with absolutely no problems, today I have a windows 7 working great, but it was not enough for me so I've installed winXP on another NTFS partition, and then installed the Ubuntu 8, but the problem is that grub didn't detect windows 7 only detected Ubuntu and win xp ( and win XP under the name "windows Vista" !!). I did rename the win XP thing, not big thing, but there still the main problem of windows seven, it's not detected yet. So what I have done is downloading Ubuntu 10.10 beta and repeated the same thing after deleting the previous partition that Ubuntu 8 was on and created new one and used it. But the problem stays the same.
I have 80 GB - all one partition - windows 7 and 1 TB - 359 GB -storage -26 GB - windows XP -26 GB - Ubuntu 10.10 - ~4 or 5 GB - swap -443 GB - storage
I know it's not organized enough but I couldn't do better using win7 storage management tool So what should I do to make windows 7 detected by grab and bootable, and I really don't want to format any drive,specially win7.
When I load into winXP I can see the files for winXP and win7. When I load into ubuntu I can only see winXP. i did a sudo update-grub and got the windows loader, which then shows me winXP and ubuntu. what i would love is one boot page that has listed winXP, win7, and ubuntu. FWIW this is an acer netbook, winXP is on D:/ and win7 is on F:/, i used the windows installer wubi for ubuntu 10.10.
Just installed Ubuntu 10.10 onto my new netbook from a USB stick. The laptop came with Win7 Starter, which I kept on a small partition. Installation was apparently successful, but when I start up the computer, it will go straight to Win7 and GRUB doesn't appear.
I am accessing a LINUX cluster machine via the internet from my PC. My PC is using Windows XP. To access the cluster I use VPN Client and PuTTY. I can access the cluster from my PC without any problems as long as only the command line and no graphical interface are involved. To allow for graphical interface I installed Xming and I enable X11 forwarding for PuTTY. However, the graphical interface/output of the program I am using (GrADS) does not appear. Instead I get the error message ?Segmentation fault?.Does anyone know what what I need to do in order to see graphical interface/output via PUTTY
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 ubuntu 10 and win 7 dual booting on one hdd, all of a sudden grub says error no such partition when i select windows at the boot menu. and i cant get to the win7 partition from ubuntu (to play music and stuff, this used to work, places, mount filesystem, 250 gigs whatever). i've tried the stuff in these links and nothing has worked so farpartition info
sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 29094 233697523+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 * 29095 30401 10498477+ 83 Linux
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 set up a dual boot system with Win7 and Ubuntu 9.10. Ubuntu is the first OS listed in the boot menu. I would like to change the boot order so Windows is first. Also after running a few updates I now have multiple boot items listed for Ubuntu that I'm sure are no longer needed. Having never edited Grub and searching through the forum, I'm asking help. I going to guess that I want to edit grub.cfg. If so, what do I need to change within the following information?
Looks like Grub2 on my new installation of Ubuntu 9.10 is not picking up a Windows 7 installation on a RAID0 array (using the built-in RAID software from my Asus P5Q-Deluxe)
Here are the results of the boot info script:
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 for (UUID=43b4cb20-dfea-4513-80e9-54d066107c71)/boot/grub. => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
I had XP Home on my dual boot Ubuntu 10.04 LTS amd64 PC & now installed Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit over old XP. Before installing Win7, as a precaution, I disconnected the hard drive where Ubuntu is installed. Now, naturally, the startup screen (grub?) still offers XP. Is there an easy way to re-detect & rewrite the startup menu with the Ubuntu install CD without re-installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS amd64 again, like a GRUB repair or rewrite?
I just finished my Windows 7 reinstall, and I go to reboot into Linux, and there's not grub loader. I go into a live CD and get into the grub prompt. Here's what I got: sudo grub grub> root (hd0,0) grub> setup (hd0) Error 17: Cannot mound selected partition
As for additional information, my fstab is listed below: aufs / aufs rw 0 0 tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0 /dev/sda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
how do i correct my boot loader after installing Win7 on the free space available. i still have my fedora 13 partition intact. but of course, fedora option is not available. how do i re-install grub using the rescue dvd? tried alrerady.
My machine is an hp 2133 mininote. It came factory installed with Windows vista, which repeadtedly crashed on me. To compenstate for this i installed gOS to dual boot with Vista. This was working fine but I was recently given a Windows 7 install disk, so I decided to upgrade. Windows seven installed without a problem but now I can't access the GRUB bootloader, windows 7 just loads automatically. I tried to restore it using the Super GRUB Disk usb utility but it didn't work, windows 7 still boots regardless.
My ubuntu 32-bit 9.10 compiles kernel a few times, and now I realized my Win7 lines disappeared. First time when I made the dual boot system, I remember there is a line for Win7, and able to boot up Win7. And then I ran compilations 2 ~ 3 times, and now I see the lines gone. I know 'editing GRUB' is risky, and want to hear advice how to fix. - Actually I don't think I can edit grub.cfg file manually. In my Ubuntu Desktop menu, I still see and mount the Windows disk (physically different partition)
Firstly, I installed my Windows 7 on sda2; then, I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on sda1. But the computer directly get into Ubuntu without listing the grub list. How to get the Grub list back and make sure the Widows 7 is on the list?
I wanted to install ubuntu 11.04 alongside win7 on my notebook (with no optical drive). I created 2 primary partitions (one for win7 [ntfs] one for ubuntu [ext4]) and 2 logical partitions (one for swap one for general use for storage[ntfs]) by running ubuntu from my USB Flash disk and using gparted. First, I installed win7 without having any problem, then ubuntu also without having any (apparent) problem (I installed boot loader on MBR: the default setting). After the ubuntu installation is over, I was instructed to restart my computer as usual and win7 started without asking me which OS to boot. When I run ubuntu from my Flash disk and run gparted and selected the boot drive as the partition on which ubuntu was installed, I got the error saying "missing operating system". I suppose GRUB is misconfigured and that is causing the problem because nothing went wrong during the installation processes. How to configure GRUB by running ubuntu from my Flash disk. BTW win7 is working just fine.
Im a newbie having the opposite issue that seems that everyone is having for what Ive seen, I have Grub on the MBR, showing the splash screen fine (the background image also), and allowing me to boot Windows 7, but I get a cursor blinking for the eternity when trying to boot Fedora 13.My hardware is:
-ASUS M4A89GTD PRO (AMD 890 FX AM3 Chipset). -Phenom 965 BE. -4Gb RAM. -3 x 250 Gb SATA Hard disks, first one alone for OS, and the other two in fake RAID1. -1 x 80 Gb IDE hard drive containing trash. -RADEON HD 4870 1Gb Graphic Card. -RME HDSP 9632 Soundcard
I just installed Win7 (I need it for work -.-") and, of couse, it installed its boot loader and I can't boot F13 any longer. The question is, how do I restore GRUB from a F13 live installation media without destroying Win7?
I remeber trying something like that a couple of years before when I had the same issue:
Unfortunatelly, that doesn't work and at the next boot I am stuck with Windows again how to restore grub from a F13 live CD?
I'm having serious troubles to install ubuntu-10.04.1. My raid is an hardware raid with intel chipset. Note that win7 is already installed and working with my raid. I made some space from windows, to install Ubuntu (40gb). First, I run the installer, everything seems to be fine. I choose to install Ubuntu were there is the most space free (sorry, I'm not sure about the real terms used there).
Then my partition with the vista loader appears. So the installer can see my raid, and should work fine (everything is detected correctly). But once I'm in the end of the installation (around 95%), a pop-up appears, and tells me that Grub can't install in /dev/sda and it's a fatal error. I can choose an another destination, but it doesn't seems to work.
1. Install kernel: see #2 (I make it with kernel file in /var/cache/apt/archive)
After installation of kernel, there may be some problems:
2. Win7 disappear in the grub: see the content below "Not see Windows 7: ", #6 3. Cannot connect to the network: see #8.
Quote: While trying to remove old kernels, I delete all of them by accident!!! There're now only two "Memory test" and a "win7" in the grub. Since there's lots of data on the disk, and I have no idea how to keep them safe if reinstalling the system, so I really hope not to do that.
Then I enter Ubuntu 10.10 cd, and sudo apt-get install a kernel (three 2.6.35 or so, of which two with "generic" and not, and one with "image"), everything seems OK. And I guess what I did really changed the system, since the source_list file in the /etc/apt/ did be changed. But the grub still has only 3 options. What else should I do to add the newly installed kernel to the grub? Or What should I do while I delete all kernels by accident?
I'm having an issue installing Ubuntu with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit through Wubi. The Wubi installation works great and Ubuntu seems to install after the first reboot after selecting Ubuntu from Windows' boot menu, however whenever I select Ubuntu from Windows' boot menu after Ubuntu installs and it reboots for the second time, it loads the GRUB bootloader, however Ubuntu isn't listed at all.
Windows 7 is listed twice and Windows Vista is listed (seems it picks up the recovery partition for Windows 7 as Vista) and when I select the first Windows 7 from the GRUB bootloader, it just goes back to Windows' boot menu with Windows 7 and Ubuntu as the selections. If I select the second Windows 7 from the GRUB bootloader, it'll boot Windows 7 like normally. It looks like Ubuntu is nowhere to be found. Because of that, I just ended up uninstalling it.