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mr best buy
January 29th, 2012, 10:23 PM
I downloaded the 10.11(?) and burned the ISO to a DVD. Then I installed the DVD to my computer and rebooted the machine. The machine booted form the DVD and I said to install the software after erasing the version of Ubunutu I had installed( A dual boot. So after the install was done I no longer had dual boot. I had a menu selection to recover Windows 7. So I did and my Ubunutu disappeared. So I reinstalled Ubunutu again and I have no dual boot. Do I get a different version of Ubunutu or what?

lechien73
January 29th, 2012, 10:39 PM
Hmmm...I'm not sure what could have happened to your disk structure, but it would help to see the partition details.

Please could you boot from the DVD (select the option to Try Ubuntu), then go to http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net. Follow the instructions there to download and run the script. Finally, please post contents of the RESULTS.txt file here between CODE tags (the # button on the toolbar).

Then we can see what has happened to your hard drive structure.

mr best buy
January 29th, 2012, 11:35 PM
I booted from the DVD and selected the try area.
I got a desktop and downloaded the file to my desk top
then I extracted the file to my desktop. Its name is boot_info_script060

I went to terminal and typed in the command
sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script.sh....

Did not find the file

then I tried
sudo bash ~/desktop/boot_info_script.sh
Same thing
then I tried
sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script060.sh
same thing
then I tried
sudo bash ~/desktop/boot_info_script060.sh
same error.
is it correct to put .sh at the end?

oldfred
January 29th, 2012, 11:52 PM
Linux is case sensitive, so it is only Desktop not desktop.

If you did extract to Desktop the command should have worked. You can change to the Desktop and use tab as a complete the line. Tab completion looks for files with the same characters you have typed and adds as many more as it can. If name is unique it adds the entire line.
#change to Desktop
cd Desktop
# list files & folders in Desktop
ls
# run script
sudo bash boo #then press tab

Another way to run it, may also make minor fixes:

Yanni has created a easy way to download boot repair & run script:
HOWTO : easily create a Boot-Info summary
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11164270
Boot Repair:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
You can repair many boot issues with this or post the link to a run of boot info script so we can see your exact configuration. May be better to run the git/beta version of boot script as it has some fixes.

halitech
January 29th, 2012, 11:53 PM
if the file name is boot_info_script060.sh, then that is what you need to run. Also, is the file in a new folder or directly on the desktop? Also, desktop is not the same as Desktop when you are dealing with file names in Linux

mr best buy
January 30th, 2012, 01:35 AM
Linux is case sensitive, so it is only Desktop not desktop.

If you did extract to Desktop the command should have worked. You can change to the Desktop and use tab as a complete the line. Tab completion looks for files with the same characters you have typed and adds as many more as it can. If name is unique it adds the entire line.
#change to Desktop
cd Desktop
# list files & folders in Desktop
ls
# run script
sudo bash boo #then press tab

Another way to run it, may also make minor fixes:

Yanni has created a easy way to download boot repair & run script:
HOWTO : easily create a Boot-Info summary
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11164270
Boot Repair:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
You can repair many boot issues with this or post the link to a run of boot info script so we can see your exact configuration. May be better to run the git/beta version of boot script as it has some fixes.

OK let me get this stright:
Boot from the install DVD
select "Try Ubunutu"
Go to website and download the Boo information file
It will go to m download folder, so I copy it to the desktop
Once there I extract it.
then I pull up the terminal
Type in the command "CD Desktop"
Type in "ls"
((Is this correct?))
Type in "sudo bash boo"

((I am confused here---What will see after this command-----))
((Also, what do I do next????)))

cryptotheslow
January 30th, 2012, 01:42 AM
This:
Type in the command "CD Desktop"
Type in "ls"
((Is this correct?))
Type in "sudo bash boo"

Should read:
Type in the command "cd Desktop" << note cd is not capitalised
Type in the command "sudo bash boo" and then press the Tab key which will autocomplete the rest of the filename,

Then hit return to execute it.

GL

lechien73
January 30th, 2012, 09:58 AM
The file inside boot_info_script060.zip is simply called boot_info_script.sh, so the command:


sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script.sh

Should have worked.

mr best buy
January 30th, 2012, 12:40 PM
THESE ARE THE RESULTS AND I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY MEAN....



Boot Info Script 0.60 from 17 May 2011


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

=> Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of
the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks
for on this drive.

sda1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD

sda2: __________________________________________________ ________________________

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: /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda3: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /bootmgr /boot/BCD /wubildr

sda4: __________________________________________________ ________________________

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

sda5: __________________________________________________ ________________________

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

sda6: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: ext4
Boot sector type: -
Boot sector info:
Operating System: Ubuntu 11.10
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

sda7: __________________________________________________ ________________________

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

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

Drive: sda __________________________________________________ ___________________

Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sda1 * 2,048 206,847 204,800 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda2 206,848 777,309,593 777,102,746 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda3 1,440,192,512 1,465,145,343 24,952,832 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda4 777,310,206 1,440,192,511 662,882,306 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 1,427,632,128 1,440,192,511 12,560,384 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 777,310,208 1,415,069,695 637,759,488 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 1,415,071,744 1,427,615,743 12,544,000 82 Linux swap / Solaris


"blkid" output: __________________________________________________ ______________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/loop0 squashfs
/dev/sda1 FCBA27CBBA2780EE ntfs SYSTEM
/dev/sda2 1C262C43262C1FEE ntfs HP
/dev/sda3 28BAC428BAC3F07C ntfs FACTORY_IMAGE
/dev/sda5 fd7ce906-95cb-4bb7-a58c-0bc5c4329c4d swap
/dev/sda6 e691ee1d-21f1-4481-8122-2a74fa2f06f0 ext4
/dev/sda7 8aea8ff3-8e38-4721-90a6-256ece5fa132 swap

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)
/dev/sr0 /cdrom iso9660 (ro,noatime)


=========================== sda6/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
set have_grubenv=true
load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
saved_entry="${chosen}"
save_env saved_entry
fi
}

function recordfail {
set recordfail=1
if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
insmod vbe
insmod vga
insmod video_bochs
insmod video_cirrus
}

insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e691ee1d-21f1-4481-8122-2a74fa2f06f0
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=auto
load_video
insmod gfxterm
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e691ee1d-21f1-4481-8122-2a74fa2f06f0
set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
set lang=en_US
insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
if background_color 44,0,30; then
clear
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
if [ ${recordfail} != 1 ]; then
if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
set linux_gfx_mode=keep
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=keep
fi
else
set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
export linux_gfx_mode
if [ "$linux_gfx_mode" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-15-generic-pae' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
set gfxpayload=$linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e691ee1d-21f1-4481-8122-2a74fa2f06f0
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae root=UUID=e691ee1d-21f1-4481-8122-2a74fa2f06f0 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-15-generic-pae
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-15-generic-pae (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e691ee1d-21f1-4481-8122-2a74fa2f06f0
echo 'Loading Linux 3.0.0-15-generic-pae ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae root=UUID=e691ee1d-21f1-4481-8122-2a74fa2f06f0 ro recovery nomodeset
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-15-generic-pae
}
submenu "Previous Linux versions" {
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
set gfxpayload=$linux_gfx_mode
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e691ee1d-21f1-4481-8122-2a74fa2f06f0
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=e691ee1d-21f1-4481-8122-2a74fa2f06f0 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e691ee1d-21f1-4481-8122-2a74fa2f06f0
echo 'Loading Linux 3.0.0-12-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=e691ee1d-21f1-4481-8122-2a74fa2f06f0 ro recovery nomodeset
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
}
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e691ee1d-21f1-4481-8122-2a74fa2f06f0
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e691ee1d-21f1-4481-8122-2a74fa2f06f0
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ntfs
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root FCBA27CBBA2780EE
chainloader +1
}
menuentry "Windows Recovery Environment (loader) (on /dev/sda3)" --class windows --class os {
insmod part_msdos
insmod ntfs
set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 28BAC428BAC3F07C
drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
chainloader +1
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=============================== sda6/etc/fstab: ================================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' 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 nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=e691ee1d-21f1-4481-8122-2a74fa2f06f0 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=8aea8ff3-8e38-4721-90a6-256ece5fa132 none swap sw 0 0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sda6: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

= boot/grub/core.img 1
= boot/grub/grub.cfg 1
= boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic 1
= boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-15-generic-pae 2
= boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic 1
= boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-15-generic-pae 1
= initrd.img 1
= vmlinuz 1

========= Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive: =========

sdb sdc sdd sde sdf sdg

=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

unlzma: Decoder error
awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in

oldfred
January 30th, 2012, 04:09 PM
I do not see anything wrong with results.txt. You do have an extra swap in sda5 that is not used and a part of wubi in sda3 (/wubildr) which is the recovery partition. Not sure how that would be there.

I might just try reinstalling grub2's boot loader to the MBR. Did you download Boot-Repair? That is usually the easiest way to fix things.

#Comments are anything after the #, enter commands in terminal session
#Install MBR from LiveCD/usb, Ubuntu install on sda6 and want grub2's bootloader in drive sda's MBR:
#Find linux partition, change sda6 if not correct:
sudo fdisk -l
#confirm that linux is sda6
sudo mount /dev/sda6 /mnt

#If grub 1.99 with Natty or later uses boot not root.
sudo grub-install --boot-directory=/mnt/boot /dev/sda

# If no errors on previous commands reboot into working system and run this:
sudo update-grub

#More info here
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Copy_LiveCD_Files
#How to restore the Ubuntu/XP/Vista/7 bootloader (Updated for Ubuntu 9.10)
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1014708

You can copy & paste commands from here to terminal in liveCD to avoid typos.

Quackers
January 30th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Are you seeing a grub menu at all at bootup? You should get a screen giving you the choice of which OS to boot.

mr best buy
January 30th, 2012, 05:04 PM
This is what I see ( approximately)
Ubunutu 110.10
previous linex versions
memory test
windows installer
windows recovery

Quackers
January 30th, 2012, 05:07 PM
The last 2 entries should read
"Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)"
and
"Windows Recovery Environment (loader) (on /dev/sda3)"

Is this what you are seeing or something else?

mr best buy
January 30th, 2012, 05:11 PM
Ubunutu with linux 3.0.0-15 generic.pae
Ubunutu with linux 3.0.0-15 generic.pae recovery mode
previous linux version
memory test
windows 7 loader ( on /dev/sda1)
Windows recovery enviroment (loader)



This is more accurete of what I see

rgreener25
January 30th, 2012, 05:12 PM
I downloaded the 10.11(?)11.10 maybe

Quackers
January 30th, 2012, 05:13 PM
Ok thanks. With that menu on the screen press the down arrow on your keyboard until the "windows 7 loader ( on /dev/sda1)" entry is highlighted. Then press the enter key.
What happens then, please?

mr best buy
January 30th, 2012, 05:15 PM
Ubunutu with linus 3.0.0-15 generic.pae
Ubunutu with linus 3.0.0-15 generic.pae recovery
previous linus versions
windows 7 loader ( on /dev/ sda 1)
windows recovery enviroment (loader) on 1 dev sda 3

Quackers
January 30th, 2012, 05:17 PM
See post #16 above and give results please.

mr best buy
January 30th, 2012, 05:22 PM
yes that was it. thank you

Quackers
January 30th, 2012, 05:24 PM
I suspected as much.
The grub menu entry you were worried about is the normal grub menu entry for booting Windows. Your system is fine :-)

Please mark the thread as solved using the Thread Tools item near the top of this page as it may help others when searching.

Enjoy! :-)