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Old 06-12-2009, 04:30 AM   #1
Ripplinger
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Need help repairing/removing GRUB


I recently installed Ubuntu so a real newbie to Linux. Right now my system is stuck with GRUB that hangs up on errors.

I don't want to delete either WinXP or Linux, but I just want GRUB gone. I've tried every way I could find Googling removing it so far but none have been successful, GRUB with errors still remains on the system.

My system boot order is:
1TB drive C: Drive with WinXP, normal boot up drive always
1TB drive D: which is a clone of C:
120GB drive with Ubuntu on it

I can boot into the 1st WinXP drive now only by manually selecting the drive using F8, and but nothing will auto boot with the GRUB menu there.

What I did that probably screwed it up:

When I first installed Ubuntu I unplugged the 2-1TB drives so there was no confusion and I didn't accidentally screw up a good drive, and it worked great that way. But I decided to reinstall just Ubuntu though after adding other packages I wanted to get rid of, and probably just unplugged the C: Drive and that's when GRUB came onto the system. I just want to boot up into the C: Drive always without having to select anything from a menu, and then select either the D: Drive or the Linux drive manually at boot up with F8.

The first problem with GRUB if I let it boot without me selecting the drive is that it stopped with an Error 17. After trying everything unsuccessfully that I could find to fix and get rid of GRUB, I decided to just try reinstalling Ubuntu, clicked on the Advanced button and made sure the boot menu option was unchecked, and now I still have GRUB but it stops at Error 15 at times instead of 17. I then tried Super Grub at boot up and now I'm back to Error 17 with GRUB still there. I used the Quick and then the Classic solution described here, ( http://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/UninstallGRUB ) it stops halfway through and then is one unending beep until I reset the computer with the Classic solution.

Right now I can boot into C: Drive with WinXP by manually selecting the drive using F8 at bootup. When I try to boot into D: Drive doing the same, I get GRUB Loading stage1.5, Error 17. When I try to boot into the Linux Drive doing the same manually, I get stopped at Error 15. I can only access the Linux Drive with the LiveCD (and I wouldn't mind having to reinstall Ubuntu).

I really don't care about the GRUB errors, even if fixed, I don't want the extra GRUB menu ever. Can anyone give me a sure way to get rid of GRUB so I can boot into all 3 drives again?

Thanks for any help in fixing this. Definitely liking Linux enough to not give up on this.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 04:49 AM   #2
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With all drives in, and Ubuntu booted, go get the bootinfo script from sf.net, run it and post the RESULTS.txt
That way we can see what's in each MBR - better to have the actual data before offering an answer.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 04:54 AM   #3
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Here's what GRUB Manual says:
Quote:
17 : Cannot mount selected partition
This error is returned if the partition requested exists, but the filesystem type cannot be recognized by GRUB.
Are you sure you're chainloading the Windows bootloader? Like this (for Vista, in my system):
Quote:
title Windows Vista Home Premium
root (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
savedefault
makeactive
Here it says that the Vista partition is the first on the first hard drive. You should perhaps adjust your /boot/grub/menu.lst file to your system.

Post your menu.lst.
 
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Results.txt from boot_info_script:

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on boot drive #3 in
partition #1 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
=> Grub0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb and looks on boot drive #2 in
partition #1 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
=> Grub0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc and looks on the same drive
in partition #1 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.

sda1: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows XP
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows XP
Boot files/dirs: /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

sdb1: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows XP
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows XP
Boot files/dirs: /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

sdc1: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 9.04
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

sdc2: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sdc5: _________________________________________________________________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1938021 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe67e3b0b

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 * 63 1,953,525,167 1,953,525,105 7 HPFS/NTFS


Drive: sdb ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1938021 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf9f4b592

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdb1 * 63 1,953,525,167 1,953,525,105 7 HPFS/NTFS


Drive: sdc ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdc: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders, total 234441648 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x71518af8

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sdc1 63 224,829,674 224,829,612 83 Linux
/dev/sdc2 224,829,675 234,436,544 9,606,870 5 Extended
/dev/sdc5 224,829,738 234,436,544 9,606,807 82 Linux swap / Solaris


blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________

/dev/sda1: UUID="2C1439BA382E2B62" LABEL="C Drive" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="2C1439BA382E2B62" LABEL="D Drive" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sdc5: UUID="5ed4b4e3-bd19-4519-8577-7b5bc074c8c6" TYPE="swap"

=============================== "mount" output: ===============================

/dev/sdc1 on / type ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
lrm on /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw,mode=755)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/spock/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=spock)


================================ sda1/boot.ini: ================================

[boot loader]

timeout=15

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS



[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn /KERNEL=CXLOGO.EXE /usepmtimer

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="(Backuped by Changer XP)Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn /usepmtimer

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode" /safeboot:minimal /sos /bootlog /noguiboot /usepmtimer

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode Networking" /safeboot:network /sos /bootlog /noguiboot /usepmtimer

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode CMD Prompt" /safeboot:minimal(alternateshell) /sos /bootlog /noguiboot /usepmtimer

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XP Pro Debug" /debug /sos /basevideo /noguiboot /bootlog /usepmtimer

C:\ubnldr.mbr="Auto Super Grub Disk"


================================ sdb1/boot.ini: ================================

[boot loader]

timeout=3

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS



[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn /KERNEL=CXLOGO.EXE /usepmtimer

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="(Backuped by Changer XP)Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn /usepmtimer

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode" /safeboot:minimal /sos /bootlog /noguiboot /usepmtimer

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode Networking" /safeboot:network /sos /bootlog /noguiboot /usepmtimer

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode CMD Prompt" /safeboot:minimal(alternateshell) /sos /bootlog /noguiboot /usepmtimer

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XP Pro Debug" /debug /sos /basevideo /noguiboot /bootlog /usepmtimer


=========================== sdc1/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

# 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 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 10

## 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=43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284

## 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 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid 43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
uuid 43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284
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/sda1
title Windows NT/2000/XP (loader)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sdb1
title Windows NT/2000/XP (loader)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
savedefault
makeactive
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader +1


=============================== sdc1/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sdc1 during installation
UUID=43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sdc5 during installation
UUID=5ed4b4e3-bd19-4519-8577-7b5bc074c8c6 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

=================== sdc1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


.5GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
.6GB: boot/grub/stage2
.6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
.6GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic
.6GB: initrd.img
.6GB: vmlinuz
 
Old 06-12-2009, 06:13 AM   #5
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I ended up reinstalling Ubuntu enabling the boot menu option so I could now boot into Ubuntu directly instead of just using the LiveCD. This is the menu.lst:

# 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 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 10

## 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=43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284

## 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 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid 43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
uuid 43680695-1cd0-4856-93f6-3e972322c284
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/sda1
title Windows NT/2000/XP (loader)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sdb1
title Windows NT/2000/XP (loader)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
savedefault
makeactive
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 06-12-2009, 06:32 AM   #6
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You have been messing around - that looks a bit ugly.
Boot your XP install CD, hit "r" when it tells you to to get into recovery console - then run fixmbr
That should fix your C drive - if it complains, pull the D drive out and try again.

Then (with the D drive connected) pull the C drive out and do it again. That should fix both the Windoze drives.

As for Ubuntu drive, I don't understand the error 15 - lemme think about that a bit.

Edit: our posts crossed - try the Windoze fix.

Last edited by syg00; 06-12-2009 at 06:34 AM.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 06:40 AM   #7
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You have been messing around - that looks a bit ugly.
Boot your XP install CD, hit "r" when it tells you to to get into recovery console - then run fixmbr
That should fix your C drive
I tried that earlier today with no change on the bootup process, GRUB was still there with errors, but I'll do it again now with only one drive connected at a time and see if it doesn't work that way and report back.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 08:03 AM   #8
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Omg that did it!!! Having only one drive hooked up at a time when I typed the command from the recovery console did the trick. Both drives C and D boot up normally going into WinXP as they should. When I boot to the Linux drive, it shows the GRUB menu, but I don't mind it there as much, it's now just like the WinXP menu with a few different options to start in safe mode, etc.

Will the menu.lst still be so ugly now, or is it something that I should change or fix or reinstall Ubuntu to avoid problems later on if it's that messy?

Thank you again! I spent the last 2 days trying to get rid of it. I did think about trying just one drive at a time but only to boot up with, not from the recovery console one at a time, I doubt I ever would have tried that.

Btw, after I did drive C, I tried to boot up normally with the D drive just to see what would happen, and that gave me a new error, #21. If that makes any sense to you what was going on with GRUB and my drives.

Last edited by Ripplinger; 06-12-2009 at 08:05 AM.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 09:07 PM   #9
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I would leave the grub alone - you should be able to boot (both) the windows from there.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 09:37 PM   #10
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Yes, the NTFS boot options also show in the GRUB menu, which I don't mind even though I'd most likely never boot from there. If the Windows drives won't boot as they should, I don't think going through the GRUB menu would change that.

Thanks again for the help. I'm a happy camper with the Windows drives booting up as before without any trace of GRUB.
 
  


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