Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 02-18-2010, 09:36 AM   #31
LQ Guru
Registered: Apr 2008
Distribution: PCLinux, Slackware
Posts: 7,450

Rep: Reputation: 1429Reputation: 1429Reputation: 1429Reputation: 1429Reputation: 1429Reputation: 1429Reputation: 1429Reputation: 1429Reputation: 1429Reputation: 1429

Linux naming conventions for hard drives:

sda is the first drive, sdb is the second, sdc is the third....
I don't know why what should be your primary drive is seen as sdb. On this drive, you have xp on the first primary partitin of that drive and also on the first logical partition (sdb5) of that drive. You have two Linux partitions (sdb6, sdb7). Did you create a separate /home partition or did you install Ubuntu twice?

You also have windows on sdc1, the 80GB drive. Is this a separate installation of windows or just a data partition on the drive?

The default installation of the bootloader should have been to the first drive which should be sdb. Do you have this drive set to first boot priority in the BIOS?

Ubuntu 9.10 uses a beta version of Grub and I have no familiarity with it and won't be of any assistance in resolving your problem. If you don't get responses soon, you may try a new post with Grub 2 problems in the title so that members here who are familiar with Grub 2 could help.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ubuntu 8.04 on dual boot Grub does not find Windows XP ronmettler Linux - Newbie 4 05-02-2008 09:38 AM
grub dual boot ubuntu/windows dellcom1800 Linux - General 1 01-25-2007 07:02 AM
GRUB Problems On Installing Windows After Ubuntu!!! crash_override_me Ubuntu 10 06-21-2006 04:53 AM
change boot ubuntu/windows grub The_guy1 Linux - Newbie 2 04-15-2006 02:12 PM
GRUB can't load Windows XP... Ubuntu for AMD K8 can't boot up Navyblue Linux - Newbie 20 07-31-2005 11:19 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration