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Old 10-20-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Question Grub+Ubuntu+Vista


Hi all

I know this question been asked before

At one stage when trying to install Ubuntu 9.04 I was getting Buffer I/0 errors

So I reburnt the Ubuntu ISO to a DVD disk and the installed worked.
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for those who are having the same probs when intalling and getting I/0 errors
Anyway I Installed Ubuntu 9.04 OK, when rebooting grub reads error 17
I'm unable to work this out, its got me alittle foxed really

My Bios reads
IDE channel 0 Master = which is my 40g has Ubuntu installed (IDE )
IDE channel 0 Slave = None

IDE channel 2 Master = 500g has saved files
IDE channel 2 Slave = 1000g has Vista HP installed
IDE channel 3 Master = DVD RW
IDE channel 3 Slave = None

I've tried to install the grub into a few different areas to which it still throws up the Grub error

Any ideas please

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:22 PM   #2
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A little more info, I booted into live CD

Code:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x76674e6c

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   976769023   488383488    7  HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x8340b883

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *        2048  1953520064   976759008+   7  HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdc: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders, total 78165360 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xb79b6ca6

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1              63    74862899    37431418+  83  Linux
/dev/sdc2        74862900    78156224     1646662+   5  Extended
/dev/sdc5        74862963    78156224     1646631   82  Linux swap / Solaris
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:28 PM   #3
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Live CD boot

sudo grub gives me

Code:
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
 (hd2,0)

grub>
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:26 PM   #4
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Cannot mount selected partition
This error is returned if the partition requested exists, but the filesystem type cannot be recognized by GRUB.
That's Grub Error 17, which usually means it's pointing to an ntfs partition for its boot files which are not there. You have vista on the 1TB drive, what's on the 500GB drive?

Your fdisk output shows Ubuntu on the first partition of the third drive and so does the Grub find command output. If you haven't made any changes in the drive order, to boot using Grub enter the following commands:

sudo grub (get the grub prompt - grub>)
root (hd2,0)
setup (hd0)
quit

Installs Grub stage1 file to mbr of sda pointing to sdc1 for the remaining Grub bootloader files. You can then put proper entries in the menu.lst file for windows if they are not there.
 
  


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