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 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'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 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
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:
Just installed ubuntu 11.04 for the first time and it works fine except when i start the computer up the screen goes to the no signal adjust to 1600 x 900 screen. if i wait 30 seconds or so it boots into ubuntu or i can hit the down arrow 4 times and hit enter to load windows so grub must be running but isn't sending out a video signal or at a resolution the monitor can't display so does anyone know how to solve this?
I installed hardy heron in my system recently.I wonder what is the default boot loader that is shipped with installation.Because I could not find LILO installed and saw GRUB in my update manager?Then there must be some other boot loader that was used to dual boot in my system?What is the default boot loader that is shipped with ubuntu?
I recently got a netbook and setup as dual boot between win7 starter and 9.10 (64bit). Win 7 starter is not impressive so i want to nuke it and give the space all to my /USR partion. I am comfortable working with Gparted and assume that i can launch using my gparted live usb and delete the windows partion and then resize the /usr partion.
what changes do i need to make w/ Grub2? I would prefer not to see the Grub menu at all and have it load right the main kernel if possible. Also, if this is possible is there a way to get to the Grub menu during boot should i need to select a different kernel?
After installing karmic with Grub2 I am unable to boot into Archlinux partition. Grub2 has removed the last line of the Archlinux boot stanza! It used to read:-
Following the Grub2 tutorials I have tried editing /etc/grub.d/40_custom as follows:-
But no luck. Only way into Archlinux is to get into the edit shell and manually add the missing line and remove other stuff not needed. I have spent hours trying to resolve this issue and I am fairly p----d off
I was yesterday evening experimenting inserting a script into /boot/grub/grub.cfg. Well I broke grub.cfg and had to try to boot from a grub2 prompt.I have separate /boot and / partitions on /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 respectively.Working out the correct syntax for the boot to work was a little complicated, so I thought it would be useful to post the correct procedure here, in case anyone else has the same set up that I do (separate /boot and / partitions)At the grub prompt code:
grub> set prefix=(hd0,1)/grub grub> insmod linux grub> set root=(hd0,2)