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Old 12-02-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
atozread
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Unhappy Grub bootloader not fully functional


I have a Dell desktop that has 2 drives. One with windows XP Pro and the other with Knoppix installed. After installing Grub bootloader, I can only boot into knoppix all keyboard control will not work to allow me to choose the windows drive. I would like to install some more linux distributions but will need some help to fix the loader first. thanx for any help you can offer.
 
Old 12-02-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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I can only boot into knoppix all keyboard control will not work to allow me to choose the windows drive
Does that mean you can see an entry for windows but are unable to select it? or something else, clarify? Did you have the xp drive attached when you installed Knoppix? Knoppix is a poor choice for hard drive installation, the reasons are given at the knoppix.net site below. It was meant to be used on a CD/DVD or flash drive now unless you are a "Linux expert".

http://smtp.knoppix.net/wiki/HD_Inst...g_not_to_do_it

Since you are able to boot Knoppix, open a terminal as root and run the command: fdisk -l (Lower case Letter L in the command) which will give drive partition information to post here. You can get a lot more detailed information by running the bootinfoscript. Go to the link below using Knoppix, read the instructions, download and run it. You should get a file in your /home/username directory called results.txt which you can review and/or post here for help.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/

Last edited by yancek; 12-03-2012 at 09:08 AM. Reason: Add link
 
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:02 AM   #3
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Wireless or USB keyboard by any chance ?.
 
Old 12-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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Thumbs up Grub not functional

Thanks for the good replies to my issue and sorry it's taken me awhile to get back to it. I did change out the Knoppix os for Ubuntu and in the process found that it was my usb mouse that wouldn't work during the grub menu time. Since added ps/2 adapter and all works well now. Thanks for the good help and I am really enjoying the Linux distribution. Only sorry I didn't look into this years ago. So tired of windows maintenance eating up to much of my life. Again thanx for the helps for this newbie. mr. ed

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