Originally Posted by mukul.cse
Actually i have installed Rerdhat9.0 but some how it's not able to install grub properly or some thing else is going on.
But now i m trying to move to Ubuntu. I have two versio fo it 5.10 & 5.04
But when i insert the install Cd in to ROM and rebooting system .i gets main menu which generly comes. After this when i push enter my PC is going ot restart.......
The same problem i m facing with FC4 too
MY system information:----
System Information report written at: 07/26/2006 06:43:10 PM
OS Name Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Version 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MUKUL
System Manufacturer Compaq Presario 061
System Model PP018AA-ACJ SR1235IL FD440
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2800 Mhz
BIOS Version Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Windows Directory C:\WINNT
System Directory C:\WINNT\system32
Boot Device \Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
Locale United States
User Name MUKUL\Administrator
Total Physical Memory 253,424 KB
Available Physical Memory 26,116 KB
Total Virtual Memory 1,580,084 KB
Available Virtual Memory 1,139,200 KB
Page File Space 1,326,660 KB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Page File D:\pagefile.sys
Pzlz if some body know what's going with me plzz replyy.......
Thats system info ???
That looks like some sort of error report for windows Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Version 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195
So I take it that your system isn't booting into the linux install ??? Because thats what it looks like to me (I'm no ones expert).
If so, I'm guessing that during the linux install, you've installed the bootloader to the wrong place i.e. to be straight forward, you need to install the bootloader to the first section of the MBR (major boot record) on the first hard drive (if you have more than one) and NOT
to a linux partiton.
The system sees the first bootloader - your quote above indicates to me, that it only see's the windows bootloader and thats what it's trying to boot.
Whereas when you install linux and put the bootloader on the first part of MBR on first HDD, it will see all installed OS's and offer you the choice, that means that yes, you do need to let it overwrite the windows bootloader. Linux bootloaders aren't worried about the presence of windows, whereas windows just don't read a linux partition - well not without some severe modification.
If I've guessed right, excellent. if I've guessed wrong, then ignore my ramblings.