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Cannot start from XP boot

Postby Fornhamfred on Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:40 pm

I run Mint 7 on my main machine but out of interest I loaded Mint4win on my XP machine. Following the release of Ubuntu 9.10 I decided to install this on the XP machine using Wubi. This overwrote the boot entry for Mint. Everything worked OK until I decided to uninstall Mint4win as this deleted the boot entry for Ubuntu.
I found a thread by Merlitz on the Ubuntu forum on how to change the boot.ini file but cannot make it work. My wubi is installed on my f drive and the boot.ini file reads:

[boot loader]

timeout =15

default = multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

f:\wubildr.mbr="Ubuntu"

Can anyone throw some light on this please as I hope trying Ubuntu out on this machine will highlight any problems that may be encountered with Mint 8 when it is released.
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Re: Cannot start from XP boot

Postby Husse on Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:30 am

Sorry for the the waiting
Can you clarify what the problem is
Mint4win for Helena does not work and will be excluded in the final version
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Re: Cannot start from XP boot

Postby Fornhamfred on Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:18 pm

Husse

This was Mint 7 installed with Mint4Win and Ubuntu 9.10 installed with wubi.
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Re: Cannot start from XP boot

Postby Husse on Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:25 am

OK I don't think you can have both at the same time - not sure though because that is a Windows bootloader problem
I only have mint4win in Vista - and I realize just now that it is a failed attempt to install Helena that way (not possible because of grub2) so I cant check on how it should be, but your boot.ini looks ok to me
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Re: Cannot start from XP boot

Postby Fornhamfred on Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:32 pm

Thanks Husse

I was hoping that Merlitz might see the thread and cast some light on the problem. I do not really want to re-install Ubuntu as I was only using it to test out my hardware prior to the release of Helena.
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Re: Cannot start from XP boot

Postby Husse on Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:09 pm

This is as I stated a Windows bootloader problem for which I have no answer and it would be rather complicated to install wubi or mint4win in XP for me (no spare monitor :))
Helena is out, without mint4win for the time being though so I think this is closed
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