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Old 09-16-2008, 04:48 AM   #1
peteman
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error 15 then error 18 in boot sequence dual boot. xp and ubuntu


i have 2 hard disks the one ide and sata.
both are visible in their respective BIOS

i installed xp on the ide, during installation i created another
partition for ubuntu on the same disk. (raw partition).

XP installation and ubuntu installed perfect however
when i rebooted only xp was working (no ubuntu boot menu)

i then reinstalled grub and got the menu working but now
when i reboot i first get a
error 15 file not found then on pressing enter i then get a
error 18 Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS.

so i currently cannot boot into either ubuntu or XP.

hare are some detials

disks and their labels
Quote:
Disk /dev/sda: 81.9 GB ntfs win xp and ubuntu
/dev/sda1 Windows NTFS
/dev/sda5 Linux ext3 /
/dev/sda6 WorkBin ext3
Quote:
Disk /dev/sdb: 251.0 GB
/dev/sdb3 /home
/dev/sdb5 /archives
/dev/sdb1 /free space

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Quote:
Disk /dev/sda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf46af46a

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1912 15358108+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 1913 9964 64677690 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 1913 4462 20482843+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 4463 9964 44194783+ 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 251.0 GB, 251000193024 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30515 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2be35099

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 17766 27965 81931500 5 Extended
/dev/sdb2 1 373 2996091 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb3 374 17765 139701240 83 Linux
/dev/sdb5 17766 27965 81931468+ 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

menu.lst
Quote:
title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
root (hd1,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=1283a46d-77d9-474a-b311-a562e80217ee ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd1,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=1283a46d-77d9-474a-b311-a562e80217ee ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04, memtest86+
root (hd1,4)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### 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/sdb1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd1,0)
savedefault
makeactive
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader +1
please help and thanks you

P

Last edited by peteman; 09-16-2008 at 04:50 AM.
 
Old 09-16-2008, 06:30 AM   #2
Larry Webb
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It appears you have switched hd boot order since your installation. Change your menu lst to

title Ubuntu
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=1283a46d-77d9-474a-b311-a562e80217ee ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
quiet


title Windows
root hd (0,0)
chainloader +1

Last edited by Larry Webb; 09-16-2008 at 06:32 AM.
 
Old 09-16-2008, 07:38 AM   #3
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Larry Webb
Thank you, Thank you and thank you again.

what more can i say.... oh yea it worked

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