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Old 04-01-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
psykotrol
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xubuntu installation - ubuntu and xp problems thereafter


I tried asking this on ubuntuforums, and they just flat out ignored me, so please help me.

after installing xubuntu, Im unable to use XP or my original Ubuntu installation.

when GRUB is loading, all operating systems it lists says ubuntu.

when I choose anything but the first "ubuntu" (xubuntu), theyre unable to load. If I choose sda1 (XP), it says unable to mount. If I choose sdb1 (ubuntu), it comes to a root terminal after loading for a bit, and says I have to manually repair it... or something.

what do I do?

for reference:
sda1 - Windows XP
sdb1 - Ubuntu
sdb3 - Xubuntu

no idea why there isnt an sdb2

I decided to run fsck on sdb1, and it said it could cause severe file damage... so I didnt want to chance it.

I installed xubuntu on the same harddrive as ubuntu, but two partitions. I installed it on / just like ubuntu. can I not install two operating systems on / ?
 
Old 04-01-2008, 04:12 PM   #2
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is there any difference between xubuntu and kubuntu?
 
Old 04-01-2008, 04:31 PM   #3
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xubuntu defaults with xfce, kubuntu with kde.

but thats beside the point, how do I fix this?
 
Old 04-01-2008, 07:07 PM   #4
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You could have just ran sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop to install the xubuntu desktop on normal ubuntu
/ is relative to the filesystem
 
Old 04-01-2008, 09:00 PM   #5
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thanks, but is installing multiple os's on / going to screw anything up? what exactly IS my problem? I want to know so I dont screw up in the future.

heres my results for fdisk

Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xb20bb20b

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1       19456   156280288+   7  HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x03610360

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1        9483    76172166   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2           18967       19452     3903795   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb3            9484       18966    76172197+  83  Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sdc: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x8f9c798a

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1               1       30401   244196001    7  HPFS/NTFS
and fstab

Code:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# /dev/sdb3
UUID=ae75e9f2-f9ba-4fe0-b9f6-1c5d9884cacd /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /dev/sda1
UUID=28407A224079F742 /media/sda1     ntfs    defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0       1
# /dev/sdb1
UUID=106bce06-dca6-40f9-921a-7ad789e4ab01 /media/sdb1     ext3    defaults        0       2
# /dev/sdb2
UUID=246d7e1d-04e8-41ee-8c5c-784680b381f5 none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0       0
/dev/scd1       /media/cdrom1   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0       0

Im just going to uninstall xp and install xfce on sda1 and run virtualbox, I guess.
 
Old 04-12-2008, 10:02 PM   #6
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bump, please help.
 
Old 04-12-2008, 11:12 PM   #7
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This is a temporary way to get you to windows. When you're on grub, go to the grub command prompt. type the following: so it looks like this:

grub> rootnoverify (hd0,0) [hit enter now]

grub> chainloader +1 [hit enter again]

grub> boot [hit enter]

That should load xp.

Are you able to log into xubuntu or ubuntu? Also, where is grub being controlled from? Ubuntu or Xubuntu?
 
Old 04-15-2008, 04:22 PM   #8
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GRUB command prompt... I havent seen that yet, but Ill look in a bit

sda1 - windows xp
sdb1 - ubuntu
sdb3 - xubuntu

Im only able to log into xubuntu

when I try to log into xp, it says the drive isnt mounted, but it is.
when I try to log into ubuntu, it loads, but then comes up with an error that I cant remember at the moment.

Ill elaborate in a bit.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 05:55 PM   #9
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Your filesystem isn't corrupted is it? You can mount the NTFS and whatever FS (most likely ext3) you're using with Ubuntu?
 
  


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