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Old 11-25-2009, 02:43 AM   #16
von Stalhein
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Yes, I was hoping!!!!

I still haven't hooked up the other disk.

Again, thanks for your assistance.

sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda :-

Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x960c960c

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1       14593   117218241    7  HPFS/NTFS
sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda :-

Code:
Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf66fc667

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           1        1309    10514511   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2            1310       18705   139733370   83  Linux
/dev/sdb3           18706       19457     6040440    5  Extended
/dev/sdb5           18706       19457     6040408+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
 
Old 11-25-2009, 10:59 AM   #17
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Well the above output confirms that the code recommended, should ve worked... unless i ve missed something. Maybe somebody more knowledgeable could help you.... i ll keep following the thread
 
Old 11-26-2009, 01:42 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by firewiz87 View Post
Well the above output confirms that the code recommended, should ve worked... unless i ve missed something. Maybe somebody more knowledgeable could help you.... i ll keep following the thread
Yes, it's jolly annoying atm!!!

Thanks for having a crack.
 
Old 11-27-2009, 05:39 AM   #19
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Talking

Well, I'm ashamed to say I've dogged it.

I've posted a bug on Launchpad - 488685.

I uninstalled GRUB 2 and went back to 1.5

The good news is that it works flawlessly.

Huzzah!!!!!!
 
Old 11-27-2009, 11:05 PM   #20
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Thats good news.... can u post the working menu.lst of grub1?? Just to see wat was wrong.... curiosity
 
Old 11-28-2009, 05:03 AM   #21
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Thats good news.... can u post the working menu.lst of grub1?? Just to see wat was wrong.... curiosity
I don't think it helps much - it's pretty much the same as the last (original) grub menu, as far as the disk configurations go.

Obviously GRUB 2 counts disks and partitions diferently, but that's what the OS-Prober is for!!

I would generally tidy this file up, and get rid of all the extraneous stuff, but I'll leave this one, I cbf.

I've also configured the update process to not sequence - it will need to be manually edited for kernel updates etc.


Code:
# 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        7

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout        20

## 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=ece48d4f-95ce-4c32-8ae6-20c3f3563597 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=ece48d4f-95ce-4c32-8ae6-20c3f3563597

## 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 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-15-generic
uuid        ece48d4f-95ce-4c32-8ae6-20c3f3563597
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-15-generic root=UUID=ece48d4f-95ce-4c32-8ae6-20c3f3563597 ro quiet splash 
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-15-generic
quiet

title        Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-15-generic (recovery mode)
uuid        ece48d4f-95ce-4c32-8ae6-20c3f3563597
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-15-generic root=UUID=ece48d4f-95ce-4c32-8ae6-20c3f3563597 ro  single
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-15-generic

title        Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-14-generic
uuid        ece48d4f-95ce-4c32-8ae6-20c3f3563597
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=ece48d4f-95ce-4c32-8ae6-20c3f3563597 ro quiet splash 
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
quiet

title        Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-14-generic (recovery mode)
uuid        ece48d4f-95ce-4c32-8ae6-20c3f3563597
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=ece48d4f-95ce-4c32-8ae6-20c3f3563597 ro  single
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic

title        Chainload into GRUB 2
root        ece48d4f-95ce-4c32-8ae6-20c3f3563597
kernel        /boot/grub/core.img

title        Ubuntu 9.10, memtest86+
uuid        ece48d4f-95ce-4c32-8ae6-20c3f3563597
kernel        /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
title        Systems for teh n00bs!
root

title        Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
        rootnoverify (hd2,0)
        map (hd2) (hd0)
        map (hd0) (hd2)
        chainloader +1
        savedefault
        makeactive
 
  


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