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derrick_how
January 2nd, 2009, 09:54 AM
Hello,
I m totally new on Ubuntu . Hv just install ubuntu on a new slave hd with a running xp win os on the ms hd. Hv tried booting up ubuntu with the new hd but to no avail. I can only boot with the installing cd on . pls help
Thks.

Michael.Godawski
January 2nd, 2009, 10:13 AM
Hello,
I m totally new on Ubuntu . Hv just install ubuntu on a new slave hd with a running xp win os on the ms hd. Hv tried booting up ubuntu with the new hd but to no avail. I can only boot with the installing cd on . pls help
Thks.

hi,

can you boot into windows?

Are you getting any error messages during the booting process?

rolnics
January 2nd, 2009, 10:20 AM
Welcome to the forums.

Firstly I assume you are running Ubuntu Ibex (8.10)?

Are you still able to boot windows?

If you could run this command in terminal when you have booted into Ubuntu via the cd, this will help the rest of us.

If you click on the following:-
Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

That will run a terminal session for you and then if you copy the below code and copy the results back here.


sudo fdisk -l

derrick_how
January 5th, 2009, 01:43 AM
Hi,
Sorry for the late reply. I tried to use the terminal but got error opening until today. The result are below:

Disk /dev/sda: 20.0 GB, 20020396032 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2434 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xba64ba64

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1829 14691411 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 1830 2434 4859662+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 1830 2434 4859630+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 8455 MB, 8455200768 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1027 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x97494974

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 1026 8241313+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Pls help THks

derrick_how
January 5th, 2009, 06:33 AM
hi,

can you boot into windows?

Are you getting any error messages during the booting process?

No error Message except it carrying on reading the cdrom disk.
I can choose to boot from window xp n it boot. I must choose to boot from ubuntu then ESC and choose start from cd. Hope it can help to solve the problem. Anyway hv read some articles from the forum that ubuntu cannot boot up on NTFS system file hd. Is it true . My hd is ntfs format.
Thks