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Old 01-11-2012, 02:44 PM   #16
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JimBrewster, thanks, I just realized that, and grub2 commands like root=hdX,Y work. but i still am not so sure that the prompt should be showing up like this at boot, and I suspect that grub isnt configured properly either. So still stuck with what to do with the grub prompt :/
 
Old 01-11-2012, 04:10 PM   #17
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So I think I undesrtand what the problem was. I was following this guide:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...y_LiveCD_Files
for mounting and then reinstalling Grub2. But since I had made a seperate /boot partition, I should have followed their instructions carefully on mounting /boot...and I didn't. I just did it the normal way, mounting the sda5 partition. In any case, I found that out too late, and instead deleted my ubuntu partitions and did the Ubuntu install again, this time following the install instructions on this page : http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download instead of trying to create my own partitions manually.
Worked just fine, and now grub, windows, and ubuntu all work well and as expected.

thanks for the help!
 
Old 01-11-2012, 04:14 PM   #18
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So I think I undesrtand what the problem was. I was following this guide:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...y_LiveCD_Files
for mounting and then reinstalling Grub2. But since I had made a seperate /boot partition, I should have followed their instructions carefully on mounting /boot...and I didn't. I just did it the normal way, mounting the sda5 partition. In any case, I found that out too late, and instead deleted my ubuntu partitions and did the Ubuntu install again, this time following the install instructions on this page : http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download instead of trying to create my own partitions manually.
Worked just fine, and now grub, windows, and ubuntu all work well and as expected.

thanks for the help!
Congratulations with the installation. I am really glad you got that off the list. I really hope you enjoy your brand new Operating System. I also hope you are looking forward to learn some more new stuff about your computer.

Welcome to Linux!
 
  


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