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Old 07-23-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
arcon84
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help me


im fairly new to linux, what i have done is triple booted my laptop with the help of a friend that know linux wall. we installed window xp, suse 11.0 then Ubuntu 8.04, after installing Ubuntu we had to reinstall the suse boot loader. after that it worked good, then i updated suse and now i cant get Ubuntu to work. my friend is on vacation and i want the knowledge of getting it to work.

this is how my harddrive is partitioned
/dev/sda1 26.2GB HPFS/NTFS /windows/c
/dev/sda2 6.8GB Win95 FAT32 /windows/d
/dev/sda3 41.4GB Extended
/dev/sda5 10.0GB Linux native /
/dev/sda6 10.0GB Linux native /mnt/opengeu
/dev/sda7 1.0GB Linux swap swap
/dev/sda8 20.4GB Linux native /home

any help would be appreciate
thanks all
 
Old 07-23-2008, 08:30 PM   #2
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I am loosing it? I can only see one / which means only one linux system yet I infer that you had a successful triple boot.

what errors messages are you getting please.

I assume you can still get into xp?

I assume you can stil get into suse?

How did you get that partition info....did you use a live cd or is it your original instructions to your installing friend?
 
Old 07-24-2008, 02:15 AM   #3
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Root (hd0,4)
Filesystem Type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_FUJITSU_MHT2080_NR0VT592595V-part5 resume=/dev/sda7 splash=silent vga=0x314
error 15: file not found

both suse and xp work. suse is on / and ubuntu is on /mnt/opengeui
my friend is the one who had me create the partition the way they are.
 
Old 07-24-2008, 02:24 AM   #4
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hmmm well sda5 = / is suse and in grub speak thats (hd0,4)

But you are claiming suse is working yet if suse is on sda5 you have an error?

Did ubuntu used to be on sda5?

2) Can you boot into suse please and post the suse /etc/fstab

while in suse.....click on /mnt/opengeui and see if there is any folder structure?
 
Old 07-24-2008, 08:39 PM   #5
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/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_FUJITSU_MHT2080_NR0VT592595V-part7 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_FUJITSU_MHT2080_NR0VT592595V-part5 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_FUJITSU_MHT2080_NR0VT592595V-part8 /home ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_FUJITSU_MHT2080_NR0VT592595V-part6 /mnt/opengeu ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_FUJITSU_MHT2080_NR0VT592595V-part1 /windows/C ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_FUJITSU_MHT2080_NR0VT592595V-part2 /windows/D vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
 
Old 07-27-2008, 06:14 PM   #6
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I got ubuntu 8.04 to boot but now I'm getting
BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu12) built-in shell
this is how menu.lst is set up

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Tue Jul 22 22:08:03 MDT 2008
###YaST update: former default image flavor: pae###
default 0
timeout 8
gfxmenu (hd0,4)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title openSUSE 11.0 - 2.6.25.11-0.1
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.11-0.1-pae root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_FUJITSU_MHT2080_NR0VT592595V-part5 resume=/dev/sda7 splash=silentshowopts vga=0x314
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.11-0.1-pae

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.0 - 2.6.25.11-0.1
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.11-0.1-pae root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_FUJITSU_MHT2080_NR0VT592595V-part5 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off x11failsafe vga=0x314
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.11-0.1-pae

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader (hd0,0)+1

title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=45dd1c 77-1dc9-4516-8622-587a0d3d43eb ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
 
Old 07-28-2008, 01:36 AM   #7
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Since no-one has mentioned this, please use better thread titles in future (i.e. ones that say something about the problem you're having). When you post a thread, you are told that titles like "help me" are bad.
 
  


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