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XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby ggcraggs on Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:16 am

HELLO, I HAVE JUST INSTALLED GLORIA ON A SYSTEM THAT WAS DUAL BOOTING WITH UBUNTU JACKALOPE AND WIN XP, AFTER THE INSTALL I NOW DON'T HAVE THE OPTION OF BOOTING IN TO UBUNTU. CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO WRITE TO THE LOADER TO INCLUDE UBUNTU AND IF SO HOW, I AM PRETTY NEW TO LINUX AND JUST FINDING MY WAY AROUND.
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Re: XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:50 pm

HOW DID YOU INSTALL GLORIA, DID YOU USE THE GUIDED INSTALLATION OR MANUAL? HOW DOES YOUR CURRENT PARTITION SCHEME LOOK, PLEASE POST THE OUTPUT OF
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sudo fdisk -l
TELLING US WHICH PARTITION IS FOR MINT, UBUNTU, IF POSSIBLE.
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Re: XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby ggcraggs on Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:56 pm

I INSTALLED FROM WINDOWS XP
Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x41172ba5

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 3 24066 de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2 * 4 5102 40957717+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 9258 12161 23326380 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 5103 9257 33375037+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 5103 9257 33375006 7 HPFS/NTFS

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sdb: 40.0 GB, 40027029504 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4866 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x7aa97aa9

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 4866 39086113+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
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Re: XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby ggcraggs on Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:58 pm

SORRY I SHOULD OF SAID I HAVE WINDOWS XP PRO ALSO ON ANOTHER PARTITION, SO I HAVE WIN XP WIN XP PRO UBUNRU AND GLORIA
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Re: XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby markcynt on Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:39 pm

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Re: XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby ggcraggs on Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:29 am

Please ignore last post. i have 2 disks, on my second disk is win xp pro,
first disk contains win xp on drive C:. ubuntu on drive F:. and mint on drive H:.
/dev/sda1 is the bios
/dev/sda2 is my c drive win xp
/dev/sda4 is my swap file
/dev/sda5 is my f drive ubuntu
/dev/sda3 is my h drive mint

/dev/sdb1 is the drive with win xp on

so can i alter the boot to include ubuntu, and is it usual for mint to do this?.

thankyou for your help.
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Re: XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby markcynt on Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:54 am

Boot to Gloria then:

In a terminal please type,
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sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
then enter.
Copy the entire contents and paste into your next reply.

Then type
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sudo nautilus
then enter, then find your Ubuntu partition and navigate to /boot/grub/menu.lst. Open that file, and also copy the entire contents and paste into your next reply.

If you can do this it should not be that hard to fix your problem.
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Re: XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby ggcraggs on Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:08 am

gloria menue 1st is

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-legacy-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not change this entry to 'saved' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 0

## Graphical boot menu location
gfxmenu=/boot/gfxmenu/linuxmint.message

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 5

# Pretty colours
color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
# password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/sda3 loop=/mint/disks/root.disk ro ROOTFLAGS=syncio

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=()/mint/disks

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(single-user) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## specify if running in Xen domU or have grub detect automatically
## update-grub will ignore non-xen kernels when running in domU and vice versa
## e.g. indomU=detect
## indomU=true
## indomU=false
# indomU=detect

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title Linux Mint 7 Gloria, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
root ()/mint/disks
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=/dev/sda3 loop=/mint/disks/root.disk ro ROOTFLAGS=syncio quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Linux Mint 7 Gloria, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
root ()/mint/disks
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=/dev/sda3 loop=/mint/disks/root.disk ro ROOTFLAGS=syncio single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Linux Mint 7 Gloria, memtest86+
root ()/mint/disks
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda2
title Windows Vista (loader)
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
savedefault
chainloader +1




sudo nautilis did not work, so i went through the file manager and found two menu 1sts as follows.




/media/G UBUNTU/ubuntu/winboot



debug off
hiddenmenu
default 0
timeout 0
fallback 1

title find /ubuntu/disks/boot/grub/menu.lst
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /ubuntu/disks/boot/grub/menu.lst
configfile /ubuntu/disks/boot/grub/menu.lst

title find /ubuntu/install/boot/grub/menu.lst
fallback 2
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /ubuntu/install/boot/grub/menu.lst
configfile /ubuntu/install/boot/grub/menu.lst

title find /menu.lst
fallback 3
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /menu.lst
configfile /menu.lst

title find /boot/grub/menu.lst
fallback 4
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /boot/grub/menu.lst
configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst

title find /grub/menu.lst
fallback 5
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /grub/menu.lst
configfile /grub/menu.lst

title commandline
commandline

title reboot
reboot

title halt
halt




/media/G UBUNTU/ubuntu/disks/boot/grub



# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 3

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
# password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=2A3C870A3C86D06D loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=()/ubuntu/disks

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## specify if running in Xen domU or have grub detect automatically
## update-grub will ignore non-xen kernels when running in domU and vice versa
## e.g. indomU=detect
## indomU=true
## indomU=false
# indomU=detect

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-13-generic
root ()/ubuntu/disks
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-13-generic root=UUID=2A3C870A3C86D06D loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-13-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-13-generic (recovery mode)
root ()/ubuntu/disks
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-13-generic root=UUID=2A3C870A3C86D06D loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-13-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
root ()/ubuntu/disks
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=2A3C870A3C86D06D loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
root ()/ubuntu/disks
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=2A3C870A3C86D06D loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
root ()/ubuntu/disks
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda2
title Windows Vista (loader)
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
savedefault
chainloader +1


thank you very much for your help
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Re: XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby markcynt on Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:31 am

Copy this. You can leave out any entries you don't think you need but this will give the backup kernel, memtest and so on.

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title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-13-generic
root ()/ubuntu/disks
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-13-generic root=UUID=2A3C870A3C86D06D loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-13-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-13-generic (recovery mode)
root ()/ubuntu/disks
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-13-generic root=UUID=2A3C870A3C86D06D loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-13-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
root ()/ubuntu/disks
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=2A3C870A3C86D06D loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
root ()/ubuntu/disks
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=2A3C870A3C86D06D loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
root ()/ubuntu/disks
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin


Then paste it into Mint's menu.lst below the Windows entry. Don't forget to click save after changing.

You should have the option to boot into Ubuntu now.
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Re: XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby ggcraggs on Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:11 pm

i followed the instructions given, but ubuntu was not an option, so i chose to boot from gloria and pressed escape as it was about to load and the options where there but would not boot nor would it boot in to safe mde al i got was the message

booting ubuntu 9.04 kernel 2.6.28-13 generic
filesystem type ntfs, partition type 0x07
the current working directory (ie the reletive path) is/ubuntu/disks
kernel/boot/vmlinuz-2.6,28-13 generic roo=uoid=2a3c870a3c86d06d
loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disr ro quiet splash
error 15: file not found

sorry to be a pain
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Re: XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby markcynt on Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:20 pm

Please post a screenshot of Gparted showing the Mint and Ubuntu partitions.

Edit: I missed the top of your very first post. You installed Ubuntu and Mint from Windows?
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Re: XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby vrkalak on Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:56 pm

I have the same triple Operating Systems installed (Vista-Ubuntu-LinuxMint) on my PC.

When the system, is starting up and the boot options window opens (it's a green Mint window). There is a link for all 3 kinds of LinuxMint (first) and MS Windows (last) and stuck in the middle of them is a link that only says "Other OS" The other OS is Ubuntu.

See if you have the same list on booting?
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Re: XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby ggcraggs on Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:01 am

hello i hope i have done this right i have attached a copy of gparted
i could not just copy and paste
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Re: XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby markcynt on Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:45 am

ggcraggs,

I noticed after I tried to help you that you used Mint4Win/Wubi to set up your triple boot.

This is a whole different animal. I know nothing about that.

My advice is to 1st undo the changes you made to menu.lst and then start a new topic mentioning Mint4Win somewhere in the title.

That way maybe the resident Mint4Win specialist will see it.

Sorry, I wish I could help you more.
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Re: XP,UBUNTU,GLORIA DUAL BOOT

Postby ggcraggs on Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:17 am

thanks and thanks for spending time on my problem
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