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Old 11-13-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
yankeesfan1548
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xp dual boot unmountable boot volume error


After I installed ubuntu 5.04 windows xp will no longer boot. I select it from the grub menu, it then goes to the xp boot screen then the blue screen of death comes up and tells me that their is an umountable boot volume.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 11:13 AM   #2
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May be your partitions numbers have changed ... check it by running fdisk from linux and see if it aligns to the corresponding ones in your grub.conf file
 
Old 11-13-2005, 11:16 AM   #3
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Open a terminal (it's either in Applications > Accessories or Applications > System Tools), and type these two commands
Code:
sudo fdisk -l
and
Code:
cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
Post the output on here.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 08:46 AM   #4
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Hi!

I have simillar problem, I have installed Ubuntu 5.10 and from the grubu when I choose ubuntu everithing is going ok, but when I choose windows it is starting to load but then I have blue screen and information than UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME.

I have done whay you said and my output is like this:

Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 116280 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 87585 44142808+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/hda2 87593 115037 13831965 83 Linux
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/hda3 115037 116280 626535 5 Extended
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/hda5 115037 116280 626503+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris


and after cut /boot/grubu/menu.list

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 10

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
#hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
# password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specifiv kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/hda2 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,1)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery mode) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## nonaltoption boot targets option
## This option controls options to pass to only the
## primary kernel menu item.
## You can have ONLY one nonaltoptions line
# nonaltoptions=quiet splash

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.14.2.dvb
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14.2.dvb root=/dev/hda2 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.14.2.dvb
savedefault
boot

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.14.2.dvb (recovery mode)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14.2.dvb root=/dev/hda2 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.14.2.dvb
boot

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.12-9-386
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-9-386 root=/dev/hda2 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-9-386
savedefault
boot

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.12-9-386 (recovery mode)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-9-386 root=/dev/hda2 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-9-386
boot

title Ubuntu, memtest86+
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/hda1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1

Could you help me with that ??

Thanks in advance
Lukasz
 
Old 11-22-2005, 04:10 PM   #5
damyen
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Same goes for latest kubuntu kernel (2.6.12-10-386)
 
  


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