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galanh 08-20-2010 12:50 PM

dual boot Window7 or Ubuntu 10.04.1
 
Hi

Still I am trying to install dual boot in my Dell Studio.
I did a fresh installation of Window7 and after that I installed
Ubuntu 10.04.1 again.
Advanced Grub installation, at installation page 7/8, offered me
only these options for boot loader:
/dev/sda disk
/dev/sda1 Dell
/dev/sda2 Window
/dev/sda3 Window
It did not offer me Linux partions (why?).
I choose /dev/dsa1 to avoid installing Grub 2 in Window partition.
The installation finished, but now the machine boot directly
in Window7. Grub 2 panel did not appear.

The window7 installation is running, my target now is to fix
Ubuntu boot with grub2 or grub-legacy. I need help. :)

My status is given with the help of the following script:

Code:

                Boot Info Script 0.55    dated February 15th, 2010                   

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

 => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda

sda1: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:      vfat
    Boot sector type:  Grub 2
    Boot sector info:  Grub 2 is installed in the boot sector of sda1 and
                      looks at sector 528343456 of the same hard drive for
                      core.img, but core.img can not be found at this
                      location
. No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: 
    Boot files/dirs: 

sda2: _________________________________________________________________________

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

sda3: _________________________________________________________________________

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

sda4: _________________________________________________________________________

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

sda5: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:      ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
    Boot files/dirs:  /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda6: _________________________________________________________________________

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

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot        Start          End          Size  Id System

/dev/sda1                  63        80,324        80,262  de Dell Utility
/dev/sda2    *        81,920    30,801,919    30,720,000  7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3          30,801,920  519,674,187  488,872,268  7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4        519,675,902  976,773,119  457,097,218  5 Extended
/dev/sda5        519,675,904  958,162,943  438,487,040  83 Linux
/dev/sda6        958,164,992  976,773,119    18,608,128  82 Linux swap / Solaris


blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________

Device          UUID                                  TYPE      LABEL                       

/dev/loop0                                              squashfs                               
/dev/sda1        2CB8-B8FE                              vfat                                   
/dev/sda2        B608BCD408BC94B9                      ntfs      RECOVERY                     
/dev/sda3        04B6C054B6C0483E                      ntfs      OS                           
/dev/sda4: PTTYPE="dos"
/dev/sda5        2807d44a-6a9b-4ae9-b6ec-494dea02134d  ext4                                   
/dev/sda6        9d236d3a-455e-4535-8c88-ed1d5eb98099  swap                                   
/dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos"

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev  output: ===========================

Device          Mount_Point              Type      Options

aufs            /                        aufs      (rw)
/dev/sr0        /cdrom                  iso9660    (ro,noatime)
/dev/loop0      /rofs                    squashfs  (ro,noatime)


=========================== sda5/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/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
  load_env
fi
set default="0"
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 ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2807d44a-6a9b-4ae9-b6ec-494dea02134d
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
  set gfxmode=640x480
  insmod gfxterm
  insmod vbe
  if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
    # For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm
  fi
fi
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2807d44a-6a9b-4ae9-b6ec-494dea02134d
set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
set lang=en
insmod gettext
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/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-24-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
        recordfail
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,5)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2807d44a-6a9b-4ae9-b6ec-494dea02134d
        linux        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=2807d44a-6a9b-4ae9-b6ec-494dea02134d ro  quiet splash
        initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-24-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-24-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
        recordfail
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,5)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2807d44a-6a9b-4ae9-b6ec-494dea02134d
        echo        'Loading Linux 2.6.32-24-generic ...'
        linux        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=2807d44a-6a9b-4ae9-b6ec-494dea02134d ro single
        echo        'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
        initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-24-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,5)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2807d44a-6a9b-4ae9-b6ec-494dea02134d
        linux16        /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,5)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2807d44a-6a9b-4ae9-b6ec-494dea02134d
        linux16        /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)" {
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd0,2)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b608bcd408bc94b9
        chainloader +1
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### 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 ###

=============================== sda5/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>  <type>  <options>      <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc          proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0      0
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=2807d44a-6a9b-4ae9-b6ec-494dea02134d /              ext4    errors=remount-ro 0      1
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=9d236d3a-455e-4535-8c88-ed1d5eb98099 none            swap    sw              0      0

=================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


 270.5GB: boot/grub/core.img
 298.4GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
 270.5GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-24-generic
 270.5GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic
 270.5GB: initrd.img
 270.5GB: vmlinuz
=========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

Unknown BootLoader  on sda4

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00000010  fe b9 cf 44 a7 b8 1e a4  45 bf 6c 6b fe 9a d8 0b  |...D....E.lk....|
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00000040  90 a0 52 7c ef 7c 6d d5  a7 e7 fe 61 44 31 73 fd  |..R|.|m....aD1s.|
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00000060  5c 9e 11 a2 b8 b5 bb 80  59 8c 15 8d 91 d3 3f 25  |\.......Y.....?%|
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ronlau9 08-20-2010 02:01 PM

Which boot loader do you prefer to use ?
Windows or LINUX ?
Anyhow if windows 7 can boot linux
If you want to use GRUB as you're bootloadxer GRUB should be written in MBR of sda .
If you wish to use windows boot loader to boot windows and linux , install grub in the boot partition of linux and add linux to the boot loader of windows.

galanh 08-21-2010 03:15 AM

Thanks ronlau9 for open my view

I will take the road of Window boot loader.
Although yesterday I did try EasyBCD without success.
It boot still directly in Window7.

First I re-install Ubuntu 10.04.1 telling to create Grub2 in /dev/sda,
I didn't use Advanced Grub installation. Anyway it installed again in /dev/sda1

Second I run EasyBCD and did two command without understanding to much.
1)go to the "Add Entry," select "Linux," and then select "GRUB2"
2)Go to the "Setup Bootloader" page in EasyBCD, and select "Install the Windows Vista/7 Bootloader to the MBR" then press "Write MBR
this link show how:
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Ubuntu

you said
“install grub in the boot partition of Linux”
May you please explain, which one is the boot partition and how install it?:)

Thanks again for you time

OrangeCrate 08-21-2010 05:32 AM

A good set of instructions to dual boot Win7 and Lucid, is here:

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:L...ows_and_Ubuntu

galanh 08-21-2010 11:10 PM

Thanks OrangeCrate

I will search for it and study!


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