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shoosha
February 14th, 2010, 08:26 AM
Hello,

I installed Windows 7 on my system and then proceeded to install ubuntu. However as soon as I did that and rebooted my computer I am able to load ubuntu, but windows selection was throwing

Error12: Invalid Device Requested

So I searched this forum and arrived at this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1123109

I followed the first reply from there and went ahead and downloaded bootinfoscript from https://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/

Here is what I got in the resulting Result.txt


============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive
in partition #7 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows 7
Boot files/dirs: /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sda5 starts
at sector 63.
Operating System: Windows XP
Boot files/dirs: /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

sda6: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system:
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

sda7: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 9.04
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

sda3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x232f232e

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 63 142,234,764 142,234,702 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 142,239,510 461,210,084 318,970,575 f W95 Ext d (LBA)
/dev/sda5 282,952,908 407,837,004 124,884,097 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 407,838,720 461,209,599 53,370,880 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 142,239,636 282,952,844 140,713,209 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 * 461,210,085 488,375,999 27,165,915 82 Linux swap / Solaris


blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/sda1 E0A84EEAA84EBEB2 ntfs
/dev/sda3 fd71de80-006c-4172-a5eb-048311d16350 swap
/dev/sda5 6C30C7B230C78216 ntfs WinXp
/dev/sda7 3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608 ext3

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/sda7 / ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)


=========================== sda7/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

# 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'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
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 specific 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_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608

## 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

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

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

## 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

## specify if running in Xen domU or have grub detect automatically
## update-grub will ignore non-xen kernels when running in domU and vice versa
## e.g. indomU=detect
## indomU=true
## indomU=false
# indomU=detect

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

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid 3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
uuid 3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### 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/sda5
title Windows NT/2000/XP
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1


=============================== sda7/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda3 during installation
UUID=fd71de80-006c-4172-a5eb-048311d16350 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

=================== sda7: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


115.3GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
115.2GB: boot/grub/stage2
115.3GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
115.2GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic
115.3GB: initrd.img
115.2GB: vmlinuz
=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

blkid: invalid option -- 'p'
blkid 1.0.0 (12-Feb-2003)
usage: blkid [-c <file>] [-ghlLv] [-o format] [-s <tag>] [-t <token>]
[-w <file>] [dev ...]
-c cache file (default: /etc/blkid.tab, /dev/null = none)
-h print this usage message and exit
-g garbage collect the blkid cache
-s show specified tag(s) (default show all tags)
-t find device with a specific token (NAME=value pair)
-l lookup the the first device with arguments specified by -t
-v print version and exit
-w write cache to different file (/dev/null = no write)
dev specify device(s) to probe (default: all devices)
blkid: invalid option -- 'p'
blkid 1.0.0 (12-Feb-2003)
usage: blkid [-c <file>] [-ghlLv] [-o format] [-s <tag>] [-t <token>]
[-w <file>] [dev ...]
-c cache file (default: /etc/blkid.tab, /dev/null = none)
-h print this usage message and exit
-g garbage collect the blkid cache
-s show specified tag(s) (default show all tags)
-t find device with a specific token (NAME=value pair)
-l lookup the the first device with arguments specified by -t
-v print version and exit
-w write cache to different file (/dev/null = no write)
dev specify device(s) to probe (default: all devices)





And from then onwards I went ahead and followed reply number 5 in that same thread, I edited the menu.lst with following changes

"root (hd0,4)" in the Windows entry to "root (hd0,0)".

And then put in the windows 7 dvd, did the repair got to the command prompt and executed the bootrec /fixboot command succesfully.

Now when I select the windows option it gives a "BOOTMGR is missing" error. I would really appreciate it, if someone can help me solve this issue, thanks!

louieb
February 14th, 2010, 01:25 PM
looks like you have done every thing I would try.

One thing - the boot flag - use Gparted and set the boot flag on sda1 - currently on sda3 for some unknown reason. I've read that Win7 does not care if the boot flag is set or not - but earlier versions of windows did require the flag be set on their install partition.

Then try the bootrec /fixboot command again. Believe the boot flag is how the program know which partition to fix the boot sector on.

Also double check the change made to the root statement should be root (hd0,0)

kio_http
February 14th, 2010, 02:43 PM
Boot your Windows 7 DVD and run the Startup Repair option. This will restore windows's boot. Then in Windows add an entry for Ubuntu using Easy BCD 2 beta. Note Easy BCD 2 is the only one compatible for Ubuntu 9.10. Version 1 will not work.

meierfra.
February 14th, 2010, 03:39 PM
use Gparted and set the boot flag on sda

Also double check the change made to the root statement should be root (hd0,0)

I agree.

Operating System: Windows 7
Boot files/dirs: /Windows/System32/winload.exe

The boot files (/bootmgr and /boot/bcd) for Window 7 are missing.

To fix it boot from your Window 7 CD/DVD. At the screen where you can choose the "command prompt" choose "Startup Repair"

"Startup Repair" tends to fix one problem at the time. So you might have to run "Startup Repair" several times.

This should be enough to get Window 7 booting. You will have to do some more work to boot Windows XP, but we'll worry about that later.

sandyd
February 14th, 2010, 03:49 PM
Hello,

I installed Windows 7 on my system and then proceeded to install ubuntu. However as soon as I did that and rebooted my computer I am able to load ubuntu, but windows selection was throwing

Error12: Invalid Device Requested

So I searched this forum and arrived at this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1123109

I followed the first reply from there and went ahead and downloaded bootinfoscript from https://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/

Here is what I got in the resulting Result.txt


============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive
in partition #7 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows 7
Boot files/dirs: /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: Extended Partition
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

sda5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sda5 starts
at sector 63.
Operating System: Windows XP
Boot files/dirs: /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

sda6: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system:
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Mounting failed:
mount: unknown filesystem type ''

sda7: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: ext3
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 9.04
Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

sda3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

File system: swap
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:

=========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x232f232e

Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

/dev/sda1 63 142,234,764 142,234,702 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 142,239,510 461,210,084 318,970,575 f W95 Ext d (LBA)
/dev/sda5 282,952,908 407,837,004 124,884,097 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 407,838,720 461,209,599 53,370,880 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 142,239,636 282,952,844 140,713,209 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 * 461,210,085 488,375,999 27,165,915 82 Linux swap / Solaris


blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/sda1 E0A84EEAA84EBEB2 ntfs
/dev/sda3 fd71de80-006c-4172-a5eb-048311d16350 swap
/dev/sda5 6C30C7B230C78216 ntfs WinXp
/dev/sda7 3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608 ext3

============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/sda7 / ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)


=========================== sda7/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

# 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'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
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 specific 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_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608

## 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

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

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

## 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

## specify if running in Xen domU or have grub detect automatically
## update-grub will ignore non-xen kernels when running in domU and vice versa
## e.g. indomU=detect
## indomU=true
## indomU=false
# indomU=detect

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

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid 3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
uuid 3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### 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/sda5
title Windows NT/2000/XP
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1


=============================== sda7/etc/fstab: ===============================

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=3def4a7f-5466-4744-8c98-ac6cd2bdc608 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda3 during installation
UUID=fd71de80-006c-4172-a5eb-048311d16350 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

=================== sda7: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


115.3GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
115.2GB: boot/grub/stage2
115.3GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
115.2GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic
115.3GB: initrd.img
115.2GB: vmlinuz
=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

blkid: invalid option -- 'p'
blkid 1.0.0 (12-Feb-2003)
usage: blkid [-c <file>] [-ghlLv] [-o format] [-s <tag>] [-t <token>]
[-w <file>] [dev ...]
-c cache file (default: /etc/blkid.tab, /dev/null = none)
-h print this usage message and exit
-g garbage collect the blkid cache
-s show specified tag(s) (default show all tags)
-t find device with a specific token (NAME=value pair)
-l lookup the the first device with arguments specified by -t
-v print version and exit
-w write cache to different file (/dev/null = no write)
dev specify device(s) to probe (default: all devices)
blkid: invalid option -- 'p'
blkid 1.0.0 (12-Feb-2003)
usage: blkid [-c <file>] [-ghlLv] [-o format] [-s <tag>] [-t <token>]
[-w <file>] [dev ...]
-c cache file (default: /etc/blkid.tab, /dev/null = none)
-h print this usage message and exit
-g garbage collect the blkid cache
-s show specified tag(s) (default show all tags)
-t find device with a specific token (NAME=value pair)
-l lookup the the first device with arguments specified by -t
-v print version and exit
-w write cache to different file (/dev/null = no write)
dev specify device(s) to probe (default: all devices)





And from then onwards I went ahead and followed reply number 5 in that same thread, I edited the menu.lst with following changes

"root (hd0,4)" in the Windows entry to "root (hd0,0)".

And then put in the windows 7 dvd, did the repair got to the command prompt and executed the bootrec /fixboot command succesfully.

Now when I select the windows option it gives a "BOOTMGR is missing" error. I would really appreciate it, if someone can help me solve this issue, thanks!

why does everyone end up falling into the trap of not defragging and resizing using the windows 7 partition manager?

p.s.
see if these work. (not sure if these files are computer specific...)

meierfra.
February 14th, 2010, 05:26 PM
why does everyone end up falling into the trap of not defragging and resizing using the windows 7 partition manager?
???? this does not cause missing boot files.



see if these work. (not sure if these files are computer specific...)

bootmgr is not specfic, but bcd is (at least most versions).
Anyway, "startup repair" in general does a good job restoring the boot files.

PS: I don't think it's appropriate to ask the OP to download a file whose contents one does not understand.

shoosha
February 15th, 2010, 12:42 AM
thanks a lot for the replies and sugguestions guys. Actually I solved the issue last night itself (10 mins after posting this thread).

All I did to fix the issue, was copied the bootmgr file from my friends working win 7 laptop and pasted that on my root, and voilaa!!

thanks again, fellas!

meierfra.
February 15th, 2010, 01:26 AM
Actually I solved the issue last night itself (10 mins after posting this thread).
Thanks for letting as know so soon.;)


was copied the bootmgr file from my friends working win 7 laptop and pasted that on my root, and voilaa!!

You must have done more than that( at least after you run the boot info script) since you were missing other boot files. But no need to argue.