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Old 05-05-2011, 10:11 AM   #1
kiddieland
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Xubuntu 10.10 cannot be seen on boot


Recently, I installed xubuntu 10.10 on my machine which already had windows xp installed. After the installation (graphical) I rebooted the machine and it automatically started Windows.
There was no option to choose to boot xubuntu.

Any help would be appreciated
 
Old 05-05-2011, 12:16 PM   #2
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Boot from the LiveCD that you installed from and go to

http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/

follow the instructions and post the RESULTS.txt file within [CODE] tags in your reply (You highlight the text and then click on the # sign above.)
 
Old 05-07-2011, 11:36 AM   #3
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Here is the code.


Code:
                Boot Info Script 0.55    dated February 15th, 2010                    

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

 => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda
 => Syslinux is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb

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

sda2: _________________________________________________________________________

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

sda5: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:  
    Operating System:  Ubuntu 10.10
    Boot files/dirs:   /etc/fstab

sda6: _________________________________________________________________________

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

sdb1: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       vfat
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files/dirs:   

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

Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders, total 312500000 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System

/dev/sda1    *             63   194,941,871   194,941,809   7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2         194,942,974   312,498,175   117,555,202   5 Extended
/dev/sda5         194,942,976   307,607,551   112,664,576  83 Linux
/dev/sda6         307,609,600   312,498,175     4,888,576  82 Linux swap / Solaris


Drive: sdb ___________________ _____________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 4215 MB, 4215275520 bytes
2 heads, 63 sectors/track, 65340 cylinders, total 8232960 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System

/dev/sdb1    *             64     8,232,959     8,232,896   b W95 FAT32


blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________

Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL                         

/dev/loop0                                              squashfs                                 
/dev/loop1       f55404f8-47ca-9640-b83c-0a10df17bec5   ext2       casper-rw                     
/dev/sda1        F440BC5C40BC26F0                       ntfs                                     
/dev/sda2: PTTYPE="dos" 
/dev/sda5        33ba95ed-dabd-47ef-8b9e-9d9ce54a47ea   ext4                                     
/dev/sda6        679a7041-1b1f-4c87-a34d-a825faf98cd6   swap                                     
/dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos" 
/dev/sdb1        4A16-05B7                              vfat       PENDRIVE                      
/dev/sdb: PTTYPE="dos" 

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev  output: ===========================

Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options

aufs             /                        aufs       (rw)
/dev/sdb1        /cdrom                   vfat       (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)


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

[boot loader]

timeout=20

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

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

C:\bootsect.lnx="Linux"


=============================== sda5/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s 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    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=33ba95ed-dabd-47ef-8b9e-9d9ce54a47ea /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=679a7041-1b1f-4c87-a34d-a825faf98cd6 none            swap    sw              0       0

=================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


 153.6GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic
 153.6GB: vmlinuz
=========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

Unknown BootLoader  on sda2

00000000  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000010  00 00 00 00 ce 00 00 00  03 00 00 00 5c 00 57 00  |............\.W.|
00000020  49 00 4e 00 44 00 4f 00  57 00 53 00 5c 00 61 00  |I.N.D.O.W.S.\.a.|
00000030  73 00 73 00 65 00 6d 00  62 00 6c 00 79 00 5c 00  |s.s.e.m.b.l.y.\.|
00000040  4e 00 61 00 74 00 69 00  76 00 65 00 49 00 6d 00  |N.a.t.i.v.e.I.m.|
00000050  61 00 67 00 65 00 73 00  5f 00 76 00 32 00 2e 00  |a.g.e.s._.v.2...|
00000060  30 00 2e 00 35 00 30 00  37 00 32 00 37 00 5f 00  |0...5.0.7.2.7._.|
00000070  33 00 32 00 5c 00 50 00  72 00 65 00 73 00 65 00  |3.2.\.P.r.e.s.e.|
00000080  6e 00 74 00 61 00 74 00  69 00 6f 00 6e 00 46 00  |n.t.a.t.i.o.n.F.|
00000090  72 00 61 00 6d 00 65 00  77 00 6f 00 23 00 5c 00  |r.a.m.e.w.o.#.\.|
000000a0  32 00 33 00 31 00 33 00  63 00 63 00 63 00 31 00  |2.3.1.3.c.c.c.1.|
000000b0  32 00 35 00 64 00 63 00  62 00 36 00 61 00 39 00  |2.5.d.c.b.6.a.9.|
000000c0  38 00 30 00 30 00 30 00  34 00 38 00 65 00 63 00  |8.0.0.0.4.8.e.c.|
000000d0  31 00 63 00 35 00 31 00  65 00 63 00 31 00 32 00  |1.c.5.1.e.c.1.2.|
000000e0  00 00 4c 00 00 00 04 00  00 00 5c 00 57 00 49 00  |..L.......\.W.I.|
000000f0  4e 00 44 00 4f 00 57 00  53 00 5c 00 61 00 73 00  |N.D.O.W.S.\.a.s.|
00000100  73 00 65 00 6d 00 62 00  6c 00 79 00 5c 00 74 00  |s.e.m.b.l.y.\.t.|
00000110  65 00 6d 00 70 00 5c 00  4d 00 46 00 34 00 50 00  |e.m.p.\.M.F.4.P.|
00000120  5a 00 47 00 58 00 45 00  56 00 43 00 00 00 1a 00  |Z.G.X.E.V.C.....|
00000130  00 00 09 00 00 00 32 00  33 00 31 00 33 00 43 00  |......2.3.1.3.C.|
00000140  43 00 7e 00 31 00 00 00  78 01 00 00 d4 00 00 00  |C.~.1...x.......|
00000150  01 00 00 00 12 ef cd ab  04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000160  20 00 00 00 06 00 03 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  | ...............|
00000170  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000180  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 90 00 00 00  |................|
00000190  03 00 00 00 5c 00 57 00  49 00 4e 00 44 00 4f 00  |....\.W.I.N.D.O.|
000001a0  57 00 53 00 5c 00 61 00  73 00 73 00 65 00 6d 00  |W.S.\.a.s.s.e.m.|
000001b0  62 00 6c 00 79 00 5c 00  74 00 65 00 6d 00 00 fe  |b.l.y.\.t.e.m...|
000001c0  ff ff 83 fe ff ff 02 00  00 00 00 20 b7 06 00 fe  |........... ....|
000001d0  ff ff 05 fe ff ff 02 20  b7 06 00 a0 4a 00 00 00  |....... ....J...|
000001e0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
000001f0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa  |..............U.|
00000200

Unknown BootLoader  on sdb1

00000000  eb 58 90 53 59 53 4c 49  4e 55 58 00 02 08 50 01  |.X.SYSLINUX...P.|
00000010  02 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00  3f 00 ff 00 40 00 00 00  |........?...@...|
00000020  c0 9f 7d 00 58 1f 00 00  00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00  |..}.X...........|
00000030  01 00 06 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000040  80 00 29 b7 05 16 4a 4e  4f 20 4e 41 4d 45 20 20  |..)...JNO NAME  |
00000050  20 20 46 41 54 33 32 20  20 20 fa fc 31 c9 8e d1  |  FAT32   ..1...|
00000060  bc 76 7b 52 06 57 1e 56  8e c1 b1 26 bf 78 7b f3  |.v{R.W.V...&.x{.|
00000070  a5 8e d9 bb 78 00 0f b4  37 0f a0 56 20 d2 78 1b  |....x...7..V .x.|
00000080  31 c0 b1 06 89 3f 89 47  02 f3 64 a5 8a 0e 18 7c  |1....?.G..d....||
00000090  88 4d bc 50 50 50 50 cd  13 eb 5c 8b 55 aa 8b 75  |.M.PPPP...\.U..u|
000000a0  a8 c1 ee 04 01 f2 81 fa  b7 07 73 2b f6 45 b4 7f  |..........s+.E..|
000000b0  75 25 38 4d b8 74 20 66  3d 21 47 50 54 75 10 80  |u%8M.t f=!GPTu..|
000000c0  7d b8 ed 75 0a 66 ff 75  ec 66 ff 75 e8 eb 0f 51  |}..u.f.u.f.u...Q|
000000d0  51 66 ff 75 bc eb 07 51  51 66 ff 36 1c 7c b4 08  |Qf.u...QQf.6.|..|
000000e0  cd 13 72 13 20 e4 75 0f  c1 ea 08 42 89 16 1a 7c  |..r. .u....B...||
000000f0  83 e1 3f 89 0e 18 7c fb  bb aa 55 b4 41 8a 16 74  |..?...|...U.A..t|
00000100  7b cd 13 72 10 81 fb 55  aa 75 0a f6 c1 01 74 05  |{..r...U.u....t.|
00000110  c6 06 45 7d 00 66 b8 50  40 70 00 66 ba 00 00 00  |..E}.f.P@p.f....|
00000120  00 bb 00 7e e8 10 00 66  81 3e 24 7e d4 ff 73 72  |...~...f.>$~..sr|
00000130  75 76 ea 38 7e 00 00 66  03 06 60 7b 66 13 16 64  |uv.8~..f..`{f..d|
00000140  7b b9 10 00 eb 2b 66 52  66 50 06 53 6a 01 6a 10  |{....+fRfP.Sj.j.|
00000150  89 e6 66 60 b4 42 e8 7f  00 66 61 8d 64 10 72 01  |..f`.B...fa.d.r.|
00000160  c3 66 60 31 c0 e8 70 00  66 61 e2 da c6 06 45 7d  |.f`1..p.fa....E}|
00000170  2b 66 60 66 0f b7 36 18  7c 66 0f b7 3e 1a 7c 66  |+f`f..6.|f..>.|f|
00000180  f7 f6 31 c9 87 ca 66 f7  f7 66 3d ff 03 00 00 77  |..1...f..f=....w|
00000190  17 c0 e4 06 41 08 e1 88  c5 88 d6 b8 01 02 e8 37  |....A..........7|
000001a0  00 66 61 72 01 c3 e2 c9  31 f6 8e d6 bc 68 7b 8e  |.far....1....h{.|
000001b0  de 66 8f 06 78 00 be df  7d e8 09 00 31 c0 cd 16  |.f..x...}...1...|
000001c0  cd 19 f4 eb fd 66 60 ac  20 c0 74 09 b4 0e bb 07  |.....f`. .t.....|
000001d0  00 cd 10 eb f2 66 61 c3  8a 16 74 7b cd 13 c3 42  |.....fa...t{...B|
000001e0  6f 6f 74 20 65 72 72 6f  72 0d 0a 00 00 00 00 00  |oot error.......|
000001f0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa  |..............U.|
00000200
 
Old 05-07-2011, 03:39 PM   #4
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You didn't install the Grub bootloader to the master boot record of your hard drive (sda) so Grub cannot boot anything. You will need to either boot from the xp bootloader by first creating a file from the beginning of the Ubuntu partition, saving and copying to your xp partition (be sure you copy it to the root of the C:\ if that is your system partition), you will then need to modify the xp hidden boot.ini file to create an entry for Ubuntu.

Or, you can use your Ubuntu CD to install Grub to the mbr. Instructions here in Section 13, Reinstalling Grub2. The first method is very reliable and is also the easiest:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
 
Old 05-22-2011, 06:33 AM   #5
kiddieland
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Unhappy Problems again

Followed the instructions in the post above and now I don't know how to boot into windows or ubuntu.... ( a simple command line grub is loaded, no options to boot windows ) Sorry but i'm a total linux noob Please help

Results.txt
Code:
                  Boot Info Script 0.60    from 17 May 2011


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

 => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of 
    the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks 
    for (,msdos5)/boot/grub on this drive.
 => Syslinux MBR (3.61-4.03) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.

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:        /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

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

sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

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

sda6: __________________________________________________________________________

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

sda7: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info:  
    Operating System:  Ubuntu 11.04
    Boot files:        /etc/fstab

sda8: __________________________________________________________________________

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

sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       vfat
    Boot sector type:  SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 ........>..sr>.......cT.8...0...~.....~...f...M.f.f....f..0~....>E}.u......
    Boot sector info:   Syslinux looks at sector 7356496 of /dev/sdb1 for its 
                       second stage. SYSLINUX is installed in the  directory. 
                       The integrity check of the ADV area failed. No errors 
                       found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        /syslinux/syslinux.cfg /ldlinux.sys

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

Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders, total 312500000 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sda1    *             63   194,941,871   194,941,809   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda2         194,942,974   312,498,175   117,555,202   5 Extended
/dev/sda5         307,609,600   312,498,175     4,888,576  82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6         305,010,688   307,597,311     2,586,624  82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7         194,942,976   302,409,727   107,466,752  83 Linux
/dev/sda8         302,411,776   305,008,639     2,596,864  82 Linux swap / Solaris


Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 4215 MB, 4215275520 bytes
2 heads, 63 sectors/track, 65340 cylinders, total 8232960 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sdb1    *             64     8,232,959     8,232,896   b W95 FAT32


"blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________

Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL

/dev/loop0                                              squashfs   
/dev/loop1       f205ea51-14b5-f843-8627-93b22f0977a4   ext2       casper-rw
/dev/sda1        F440BC5C40BC26F0                       ntfs       
/dev/sda5        679a7041-1b1f-4c87-a34d-a825faf98cd6   swap       
/dev/sda6        27f958ba-01f3-4886-a85d-2ee5a962e03f   swap       
/dev/sda7        d82cf466-d290-41bb-be3e-dc55fb14557f   ext4       
/dev/sda8        8fc55709-e138-4f9a-9a9e-220663a5f29d   swap       
/dev/sdb1        4A16-05B7                              vfat       HAYDEN 3C

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options

/dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)
/dev/sda7        /target                  ext4       (rw,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/sdb1        /cdrom                   vfat       (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)


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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[boot loader]

timeout=20

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

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

C:\bootsect.lnx="Linux"

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=============================== sda7/etc/fstab: ================================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid -o value -s 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    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
/dev/sda7       /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda8 during installation
UUID=8fc55709-e138-4f9a-9a9e-220663a5f29d none            swap    sw              0       0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sda7: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

           GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)

 103.180732727 = 110.789468160  boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic                  1
 103.180732727 = 110.789468160  vmlinuz                                        1

========================= sdb1/syslinux/syslinux.cfg: ==========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# D-I config version 2.0
include menu.cfg
default vesamenu.c32
prompt 0
timeout 50

# If you would like to use the new menu and be presented with the option to install or run from USB at startup, remove # from the following line. This line was commented out (by request of many) to allow the old menu to be presented and to enable booting straight into the Live Environment! 
# ui gfxboot bootlogo
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

================= sdb1: Location of files loaded by Syslinux: ==================

           GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)

            ?? = ??             ldlinux.sys                                    1
            ?? = ??             syslinux/gfxboot.c32                           1
            ?? = ??             syslinux/syslinux.cfg                          1
            ?? = ??             syslinux/vesamenu.c32                          1

============== sdb1: Version of COM32(R) files used by Syslinux: ===============

 syslinux/gfxboot.c32               :  COM32R module (v4.xx)
 syslinux/vesamenu.c32              :  COM32R module (v4.xx)

======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================

Unknown BootLoader on sda2

00000000  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000010  00 00 00 00 ce 00 00 00  03 00 00 00 5c 00 57 00  |............\.W.|
00000020  49 00 4e 00 44 00 4f 00  57 00 53 00 5c 00 61 00  |I.N.D.O.W.S.\.a.|
00000030  73 00 73 00 65 00 6d 00  62 00 6c 00 79 00 5c 00  |s.s.e.m.b.l.y.\.|
00000040  4e 00 61 00 74 00 69 00  76 00 65 00 49 00 6d 00  |N.a.t.i.v.e.I.m.|
00000050  61 00 67 00 65 00 73 00  5f 00 76 00 32 00 2e 00  |a.g.e.s._.v.2...|
00000060  30 00 2e 00 35 00 30 00  37 00 32 00 37 00 5f 00  |0...5.0.7.2.7._.|
00000070  33 00 32 00 5c 00 50 00  72 00 65 00 73 00 65 00  |3.2.\.P.r.e.s.e.|
00000080  6e 00 74 00 61 00 74 00  69 00 6f 00 6e 00 46 00  |n.t.a.t.i.o.n.F.|
00000090  72 00 61 00 6d 00 65 00  77 00 6f 00 23 00 5c 00  |r.a.m.e.w.o.#.\.|
000000a0  32 00 33 00 31 00 33 00  63 00 63 00 63 00 31 00  |2.3.1.3.c.c.c.1.|
000000b0  32 00 35 00 64 00 63 00  62 00 36 00 61 00 39 00  |2.5.d.c.b.6.a.9.|
000000c0  38 00 30 00 30 00 30 00  34 00 38 00 65 00 63 00  |8.0.0.0.4.8.e.c.|
000000d0  31 00 63 00 35 00 31 00  65 00 63 00 31 00 32 00  |1.c.5.1.e.c.1.2.|
000000e0  00 00 4c 00 00 00 04 00  00 00 5c 00 57 00 49 00  |..L.......\.W.I.|
000000f0  4e 00 44 00 4f 00 57 00  53 00 5c 00 61 00 73 00  |N.D.O.W.S.\.a.s.|
00000100  73 00 65 00 6d 00 62 00  6c 00 79 00 5c 00 74 00  |s.e.m.b.l.y.\.t.|
00000110  65 00 6d 00 70 00 5c 00  4d 00 46 00 34 00 50 00  |e.m.p.\.M.F.4.P.|
00000120  5a 00 47 00 58 00 45 00  56 00 43 00 00 00 1a 00  |Z.G.X.E.V.C.....|
00000130  00 00 09 00 00 00 32 00  33 00 31 00 33 00 43 00  |......2.3.1.3.C.|
00000140  43 00 7e 00 31 00 00 00  78 01 00 00 d4 00 00 00  |C.~.1...x.......|
00000150  01 00 00 00 12 ef cd ab  04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000160  20 00 00 00 06 00 03 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  | ...............|
00000170  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000180  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 90 00 00 00  |................|
00000190  03 00 00 00 5c 00 57 00  49 00 4e 00 44 00 4f 00  |....\.W.I.N.D.O.|
000001a0  57 00 53 00 5c 00 61 00  73 00 73 00 65 00 6d 00  |W.S.\.a.s.s.e.m.|
000001b0  62 00 6c 00 79 00 5c 00  74 00 65 00 6d 00 00 fe  |b.l.y.\.t.e.m...|
000001c0  ff ff 82 fe ff ff 02 28  b7 06 00 98 4a 00 00 fe  |.......(....J...|
000001d0  ff ff 05 fe ff ff ac 7d  8f 06 56 7a 27 00 00 00  |.......}..Vz'...|
000001e0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
000001f0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa  |..............U.|
00000200


=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

unlzma: Decoder error
./boot_info_script.sh: line 1579: [: 2.73495e+09: integer expression expected
 
Old 05-22-2011, 07:58 PM   #6
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a simple command line grub is loaded
Do you have a grub prompt when you boot "grub>" or "grub-rescue"?

If you look at your last bootinfo script it tells you the problem. You have Grub installed to the master boot record of the hard drive (sda) and as you can see, it is looking for the rest of the Grub files on sda5. sda5 is a swap partition so that won't work. I don't know why you have three swap partitions as you only need one regardless of the number of Linux installations you have.

You might be better off just reinstalling and deleting the swap partitions on sda6 and sda8 during the installation. You would then set your root partition to a newly created (and larger) sda6 and use the existing sda5 swap partition.

The method for booting from the grub> or grub-rescue prompt from the site I linked above would be to type the following if you have a grub prompt. You need to hit the enter key after each line:

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set root=(hd0,7)
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linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda7 ro
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initrd /initrd.img
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boot
I just modified the instructions on the Ubuntu site referenced above to point to sda7. Never had to do this myself so it is untested but from the Ubuntu documentation site.
 
  


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