I am trying to dual-boot windows xp and ubuntu 8.04LTS from two separate hard drives, on a compaq d510 evo SFF. With research, the best way to do that seemed to be to upgrade to Grub 2 and all would be well...not so much. I installed each OS with the other hard drive removed, fyi. I believe that this tells me that I SHOULD be able to boot off either drive, if I could get Grub 2 to recognize...
Code: steve@Stewie:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40060403712 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4870 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xb788b788 .....
Code: steve@Stewie:~$ sudo update-grub Updating /boot/grub/grub.cfg ... Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-27-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-27-generic Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-26-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-26-generic Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin done
I have also tried adding the proper code to the 40 custom file, and while I could at least get it to acknowledge my changes, I couldn't seem to find the magic code to get it right.... The other thing I tried was adding GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=false to /etc/default/grub and last but not least, here is my results.txt from the boot info script. I also tried uninstalling/reinstalling grub 2, perhaps I created issues there?
Code: Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 Boot Info Summary: => No known boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb
[URL](where loading into Windows corrupts the MBR). None of the solutions in the bug thread work for me, however--I'm on a Dell system (so it's not HP tools) and I'm not running PC Angel or any similar service (I checked). I assume it is related to the Dell recovery partition, though my old laptop from Dell didn't have this problem even though it also had a recovery partition.
However, before I had partitioned and set up Ubuntu on my new laptop, I installed Wubi (for transferring over the files from my old laptop because I didn't have time to do a full install and deal with problems like this one). Wubi worked fine using the Windows Boot Loader. I understand that WBL isn't capable of loading Linux on its own, which is why I was wondering if it was possible to have GRUB installed on a separate boot partition (not the MBR) and loaded from Windows Boot Loader. All of the information I could find on it didn't work with Windows 7--but again, I know Wubi was capable of doing it. how to set this configuration up?
I set the auto timeout on my dual boot machine to 1 second. It will not allow me to select anything but the default option I had set, which is Windows XP. I would love to be able to get back into Ubuntu, but I can't.I tried logging in through a live CD I had for Xubuntu v9.1, but I was unable to successfully run "Startup Manager" to change the timeout back to 3+ seconds.
i've started off using linux with ubuntu 10.10, and then i moved to linux mint 10 kde, and after finding out that it didn't support my hardware, in specifically my graphics card, i switched back to ubuntu 10.10, and from there i upgraded to 11.04. i hated the gui so i switched it from ubuntu to ubuntu (classic) environment. i also installed kubuntu-desktop too, and it looks a lot like mint 10 kde, i guess it uses kde 4.6, but... it's more stable for me. anyway, what i mean is that, originally ubuntu had a black background, linux mint 10 kde had a pretty cool custom mint background, ubuntu 11.04 has a purple background. i looked on videos, i found people using customized backgrounds, but they either don't explain how they got it *like for instance, someone said opensuse 11 or 13 has an icy penguin animated background, and someone else had one that you could scroll through.* or it's too complicated or outdated. is there a simple way to change your grub2 boot loader background image?
I've currently got a dual-boot setup with Vista and 10.10 (using grub2 on MBR).I'm about to install Windows 7 and would like for a change to use the Windows bootloader. I currently have a separate /boot partition and believe I can install grub2 there so that I can chainload it using EasyBCD.
I'd like to do this from my running system as I don't have a spare USB drive right now. confirm the command I should use baring in mind the separate /boot.If I have to wait and do it from the Live CD - is the command to use any different? FYI here is my current layout:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_root-root 37735960 15719388 20099644 44% / none 1023876 316 1023560 1% /dev
yestoday,after I upgrade,unable to boot windows xp. if I use grub ,windows xp can boot up.but now I want to use grub2, boot info script's results.txt is at below.
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 /boot/grub. sda1: File system: vfat Boot sector type: Fat16 Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
I would like to have some entries in GRUB2 so that I can directly boot Windows XP and Seven without having to load the Windows bootloader (so I would like to avoid one step, now is:load GRUB2 --> then Windows loader --> then Windows boots. I would like it to be: load GRUB2 --> then Windows boots). s this possible?This is what I have now in my grub.cfg
I am newbie in Linux and Ubuntu. Need qualified help I've installed Ubuntu on my first drive. And I have Windows 7 on second drive. At the begining the problem was that GRUB2 didn't see Win7 loader. I red GRUB2 manual and find solution which says to add some text to the file /etc/grub.d/40_custom. So I did this and here is my 40_custom content:
Code: #!/bin/sh exec tail -n +3 $0 # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
i initilally installed ubuntu 9.10 then installed windows 7 ,then i recovered grub2 using livecd as told in the post [URL] i did "sudo update-grub" and got windows 7 menu entry but when i select that entry windows 7 does not load but the grub2 is reloaded again. i cant boot to windows 7.
Windows 7 have 100 mb partition "System Reserved" the grub2 points to that partition but still windows 7 not loaded.
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
I had a dual boot machine with fedora 12 and windows vista and I could use grub boot-loader to switch between two. Few days ago windows got corrupt and I have to reinstall it. I put windows 7 now and as usual it erased grub. So to reinstall I put the fedora 12 installation CD on and followed some usual setup steps. When I got the command line I issued the command "grub-install /dev/sda" (sda not hda because It showed bunch of sda, sda1..) but surprisingly it said grub command not found. I remember doing it before while it worked fine.
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.
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 just installed ubuntu with a USB key, I have Vista installed in drive C: and I created a partition (L: ) and installed Linux root (/ ) in that one.When there was the screen where I could choose the boot loader i left the default option instead of choosing Windows Vista Loaderand now I can't boot Vista anymore.
In grub i see a windows vista option, but that option brings me to a recovery partition and not to the real operative system. I know that vista is not broken because when I used wubi I was able to boot from the vista bootloader without any problems, but I never could boot vista from grub because it brought me to that recovery partition.I can access all my files on the disk from ubuntu, but I would like to be able to restore the vista boot loader and use again windows when I need it.Is there a way to restore vista's boot loader? I tried to do automatic startup repair from the vista recovery cd but it says that no problem could be found.
I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 and everything was working fine. Last week I was away from home and when I returned, my wife told me that she cannot boot in Ubuntu. We have used dual boot for Windows Vista and Ubuntu. Now only Windows was working. So I created a LiveCD from Ubuntu website and tried to boot.
I can boot using LiveCD. Then I tried to install grub. I forgot exact commands I found online, but something to do with /dev/hda1) and now everything is messed up. It does not show boot menu (to select OS) at all. It only shows grub> window. I believe that the OS on the computer is alright, just the boot option is gone. I do not know how to get back the grub.
When booting from LiveCD,df /boot shows filesystem as aufs (no idea what it is). If I go through File browser, I can see the windows files and my Ubuntu installation. So I believe OS is okay, just not the boot loader.
I installed Ubuntu 10.04 first and OpenSolaris 2009.06 second. Ubuntu does not appear in OpenSolaris' boot-loader. How do I install Grub and have the boot list come up so that Ubuntu AND OpenSolaris appear and are operational and such?
I had to un-install Ubuntu as there were too many things that didn't work. Bummer, I wanted to like it and use it.Anyway it has left me with a screen at boot-up that I must choose between Windows and Ubuntu, that counts down automatically about30 seconds and then finally boots into Windows as the default. How can I get rid of this screen and go back to booting up into Windows normally?
I just installed Ubuntu, and I realised that the Default OS is Ubuntu however my family use this PC as well and by Default I want the system to boot in to windows vista, ubuntu is for my use only, how can I do this? Also my family are not that good with computers and it shows Windows Vista loader (sda3) that's a recovery partition! I don't want them to messing around with the bootloader.
I've spent the better part of two days googling and trying out fixes. I've done quite a bit but still have the same issue.I want Ubuntu to be my secondary operating system. As such I'd like Ubuntu to be on the W7 bootloader, not W7 on Grub. This is, mainly, so that I can press power and not sit at the computer to manually select W7.I've tried EasyBCD, many times, but when I select both Grub (legacy) and Grub 2, add it, overwrite the MBR, and reboot, it wipes out the bootloader entirely, and Windows 7 boots up.
I don't know if this is something that happens by default, or there is a problem somewhere.Here is the problem.A couple of days ago, I set-up my new system with a dual-boot set-up; Win7 and Ubuntu 10.10 64bit.Once I got everything up and running on both OS's (minus updates), everything was going smoothly. Well, most things were running smoothly on both OS's before and after updates.Ubuntu happily installed a boot-loader which provided a slightly confusing list of options.Here is the initial list and in this order;
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recover mode) memory test (memtest86+)
I upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04 (no fresh install, an upgrade). During the upgrade, the installer asked me for the harddisks and partitions to include. I gave him the following ones:
Harddisk 1 1. Windows XP 2. Windows 2000
Harddisk 2 3. Ubuntu 10.04
After the installation was complete, I could only start Ubuntu. Both Windows versions just showed a flashing cursor at the left upper top screen. No HDD activity! How can I get WinXP and Win2000 selectable within grub2?
I have been running a dual boot XP and Ubuntu 8.04 on two separate hard drives for a while now without any problems. I used the method posted http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...light=dualboot. I will be upgrading to 10.4 soon (probably after the re-spin in July) and was wondering if I will have problems after upgrading dual booting.
I do not know if while upgrading Grub remains or if Grub2 tries to overwrite. I have read that Grub2 will try to install onto all partitions and hard drives in a fresh install but do not know about upgrading. If it does try I think I need to put it in hda,1 which is the primary drive where Ubuntu is located.
This is not something I have been able to find the answer to with google. I also have Kubuntu on the system which I can change with session manager and am not sure what will happen to that once I upgrade Ubuntu.