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Old 03-06-2011, 03:27 AM   #1
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Just Finished Cloning my Dual Boot Setup, but Linux OS won't boot


Its a Windows / Linux Dual boot setup. I just cloned it into a virtual machine. The Windows operating system works fine in the virtual machine, but the Linux operating system will not boot properly.
 
Old 03-06-2011, 07:01 AM   #2
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You would need to give us more information. How did you clone your dual boot setup? What
software did you use and what options did you select? What virtualization software are you
using? What happens when you try to boot Linux?
 
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So this means you're asking for advice on how to dual boot Linux and Windows? If thats how it is then you could partition the drive you boot from 50/50 and then install whichever operating system you don't have using an install dvd. But you have to admit that your question is a little confusing.
 
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Is grub appearing in VM?
 
Old 03-07-2011, 03:16 AM   #5
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You would need to give us more information. How did you clone your dual boot setup? What
software did you use and what options did you select? What virtualization software are you
using? What happens when you try to boot Linux?
I cloned it using Clonezilla. It got cloned into a virtual machine software called QEMU. When grub shows, it shows the linux first, then windows.

At the booting process of linux, its starts mounting the root filesystem then says:

Code:
JBD: no valid journal superblock found
EXT3-fs: error 22 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
umount /initrd/proc failed: 2
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel
 
Old 03-07-2011, 03:20 AM   #6
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So this means you're asking for advice on how to dual boot Linux and Windows? If thats how it is then you could partition the drive you boot from 50/50 and then install whichever operating system you don't have using an install dvd. But you have to admit that your question is a little confusing.
Its not even a question. Just made a statement. I have only done Windows first, then Linux installs. I haven't done Linux first, then install Windows set ups. I heard its a lot harder going linux first then windows. I have the install cds / dvds. If the statement is confusing, then that's when the questions start to fly. Thanks for asking.
 
Old 03-07-2011, 04:26 AM   #7
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Even though it's a virtual machine you may be able to linux iso & follow these instructions
http://karuppuswamy.com/wordpress/20...rescue-prompt/
 
Old 03-07-2011, 09:53 PM   #8
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Even though it's a virtual machine you may be able to linux iso & follow these instructions
http://karuppuswamy.com/wordpress/20...rescue-prompt/
I would rather not try to get ubuntu live cd. I may have down loaded it before, but can I used the linux rescue option on my cd instead to repair grub?
 
Old 03-07-2011, 11:38 PM   #9
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It's most likely same commands.

Btw you're going to boot the VM right?
If so you don't need cd only download iso & use in VM.

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