Windows doesn't boot after Mint 14 install

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Windows doesn't boot after Mint 14 install

Postby -mathsLin » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:40 am

I installed Mint 14 and run this and still windows doesn't boot

b@b ~ $ sudo update-grub
[sudo] password for b:
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found Windows NT/2000/XP (loader) on /dev/sda1
Found Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition on /dev/sda2
done
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Re: Windows doesn't boot after Mint 14 install

Postby jungle_boy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:57 am

You last defragmented windows before installing?. Use windows CD to recover the MBR, defragment and then reinstall Linux Mint.

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Re: Windows doesn't boot after Mint 14 install

Postby -mathsLin » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:32 pm

I didn't defragment, I got windows to shrink the partition with Windows management.

Why do I need to reinstall mint? Any ideas why I windows didn't manage to boat after installing Mint?

here's my trace :

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#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
 if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
  set have_grubenv=true
  load_env
fi
set default="Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 32-bit, 3.5.0-17-generic (/dev/sda5)"

if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
   menuentry_id_option="--id"
else
  menuentry_id_option=""
fi

export menuentry_id_option

if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
  set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
   save_env saved_entry
  set prev_saved_entry=
  save_env prev_saved_entry
  set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
  if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
    saved_entry="${chosen}"
     save_env saved_entry
  fi
}

function recordfail {
  set recordfail=1
  if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
   if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
    insmod all_video
  else
    insmod efi_gop
    insmod efi_uga
    insmod ieee1275_fb
    insmod vbe
    insmod vga
    insmod video_bochs
    insmod video_cirrus
   fi
}

if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
   font=unicode
else
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='hd0,msdos5'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5  --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5   6a6b19f3-ec46-43b5-90b8-94aefd522856
 else
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 6a6b19f3-ec46-43b5-90b8-94aefd522856
fi
    font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
fi

if loadfont $font ; then
  set gfxmode=auto
  load_video
   insmod gfxterm
  set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
  set lang=en_US
  insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
  set timeout=-1
else
  set timeout=10
 fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

 ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=white/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
function gfxmode {
     set gfxpayload="$1"
    if [ "$1" = "keep" ]; then
        set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
    else
        set vt_handoff=
    fi
}
if [ ${recordfail} != 1 ]; then
  if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
     if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
      if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=text
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
     fi
  else
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
  fi
else
  set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
export linux_gfx_mode
if [ "$linux_gfx_mode" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
menuentry  'Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 32-bit, 3.5.0-17-generic (/dev/sda5)' --class  linuxmint --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
     recordfail
    gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='hd0,msdos5'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
       search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5  --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5   6a6b19f3-ec46-43b5-90b8-94aefd522856
     else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 6a6b19f3-ec46-43b5-90b8-94aefd522856
    fi
    linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=6a6b19f3-ec46-43b5-90b8-94aefd522856 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
     initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
}
menuentry  'Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 32-bit, 3.5.0-17-generic (/dev/sda5) -- recovery  mode' --class linuxmint --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
     insmod gzio
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='hd0,msdos5'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
       search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5  --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5   6a6b19f3-ec46-43b5-90b8-94aefd522856
     else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 6a6b19f3-ec46-43b5-90b8-94aefd522856
    fi
    echo    'Loading Linux 3.5.0-17-generic ...'
    linux    /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=6a6b19f3-ec46-43b5-90b8-94aefd522856 ro recovery nomodeset
     echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd    /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
### END /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
 
### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
     set root='hd0,msdos5'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
       search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5  --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5   6a6b19f3-ec46-43b5-90b8-94aefd522856
     else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 6a6b19f3-ec46-43b5-90b8-94aefd522856
    fi
    linux16    /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
     insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='hd0,msdos5'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
       search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos5  --hint-efi=hd0,msdos5 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos5   6a6b19f3-ec46-43b5-90b8-94aefd522856
     else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 6a6b19f3-ec46-43b5-90b8-94aefd522856
    fi
    linux16    /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry 'Windows NT/2000/XP (loader) (on /dev/sda1)' --class windows  --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-chain-303D-2179' {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod fat
    set root='hd0,msdos1'
     if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
      search  --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1  --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1  303D-2179
    else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 303D-2179
     fi
    drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    chainloader +1
}
menuentry 'Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (on /dev/sda2)' --class windows --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-chain-12503A48503A3339' {
     insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
    set root='hd0,msdos2'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
       search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos2  --hint-efi=hd0,msdos2 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos2  12503A48503A3339
     else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 12503A48503A3339
    fi
    drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    chainloader +1
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
 ### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
 # the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f  ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
  source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
elif [ -z "${config_directory}" -a -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
   source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###

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Re: Windows doesn't boot after Mint 14 install

Postby -mathsLin » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:11 pm

Hi, does this help? what should I do? :)

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                Boot Info Script 0.61      [1 April 2012]


============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

 => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of
    the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks
    in partition 72 for .
 => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdf.
 => Syslinux MBR (3.61-4.03) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdg.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       vfat
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: FAT32
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:        /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM /COMMAND.COM

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  Windows XP
    Boot files:        /BOOT.INI /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:       

sda4: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       Extended Partition
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System:  Linux Mint 14 Nadia
    Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab

sda6: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       swap
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:

sdf1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:       

sdg1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       vfat
    Boot sector type:  SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 ........>..sr>.........;9...0...~.....~...f...M.f.f....f..0~....>E}.u......
    Boot sector info:  Syslinux looks at sector 4857814 of /dev/sdg1 for its
                       second stage. SYSLINUX is installed in the  directory.
                       No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: 
    Boot files:        /boot/grub/grub.cfg /syslinux.cfg
                       /efi/BOOT/grubx64.efi /ldlinux.sys

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Re: Windows doesn't boot after Mint 14 install

Postby jungle_boy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:52 pm

-mathsLin wrote:I didn't defragment, I got windows to shrink the partition with Windows management.

Why do I need to reinstall mint? Any ideas why I windows didn't manage to boat after installing Mint?

GParted (linux) is better to shrink partitions than windows management.


Defraging windows and recovering MBR will lost GRUB; you don't need reinstall linuxmint, recovery GRUB is sufficient, but I don't know how to, I thing that reinstall mint is fast and easy.
Last edited by jungle_boy on Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Windows doesn't boot after Mint 14 install

Postby -mathsLin » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:56 am

I see, so originally Grub was installed where the windows booter thing was. I will reinstall then. Maybe I should run this first:
http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/wind ... for-errors

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Re: Windows doesn't boot after Mint 14 install

Postby -mathsLin » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:30 pm

My laptop has 2 drives so I think it will be safer to install linux on the separate drive (I store my docs on here), do you agree?

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Re: Windows doesn't boot after Mint 14 install

Postby jungle_boy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:34 pm

I agree with you.


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