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Georgiou
July 22nd, 2008, 05:08 PM
***************PLEASE HELP****************************

Problem:
Can't boot into windows vista even though its still their?

Vista is on raid zero.ie (2x 320Gb drives)
Ubuntu is on non raid,ie (1x 320Gb drive)

how do i create a boot menu?

At the moment ubuntu is functional only.

i really need help and would appropriate if someone could point in the right direction

compnut41
July 22nd, 2008, 05:20 PM
When you installed Ubuntu it should have installed Grubs, which should start up when you turn on your system, and vista should appear on the bottom of the Grubs list. If it doesn't show up there make sure the drive that it is loaded on is set to master. If that fails look under gparted and right click on the windows partition and select manage flags. and see if it is set to boot.

Good luck

fishman78
July 22nd, 2008, 05:32 PM
***************PLEASE HELP****************************

Problem:
Can't boot into windows vista even though its still their?

Vista is on raid zero.ie (2x 320Gb drives)
Ubuntu is on non raid,ie (1x 320Gb drive)

how do i create a boot menu?

At the moment ubuntu is functional only.

i really need help and would appropriate if someone could point in the right direction

Howdy!

I don't know if this is the best way, but I use something called Easy-BCD. It's a free boot loader/Manager. Works great for my dual boot. You need to install it from windows. The way i did it was:

Installed Ubuntu after windows
Booted from Vista CD - Goto repair computer command prompt
type in bootrec.exe/fixmbr
This will take you straight into windows.
Download and install Easy-BCD
Configure dual boot as per Easy-BCD instructions (it's really easy)

This worked great for me and I think it looks better than Grub. Maybe someone else has another way??

Hope this helps

Fishman78

philinux
July 22nd, 2008, 05:44 PM
***************PLEASE HELP****************************

Problem:
Can't boot into windows vista even though its still their?

Vista is on raid zero.ie (2x 320Gb drives)
Ubuntu is on non raid,ie (1x 320Gb drive)

how do i create a boot menu?

At the moment ubuntu is functional only.

i really need help and would appropriate if someone could point in the right direction

Run this in a terminal and post the output.

cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

also the output of

sudo fdisk -l

Georgiou
July 22nd, 2008, 05:52 PM
thanks anyways compnut41

tried your 3 suggested methods
1.check boot loader (Grubs)-> vista OS not listed
2. check Bios,raid 0 given perference-> boot loader remain unchanged
3. Not Sure what exactly your refering too my "gparted"???

i might try fishmans methods.

but thanks

Georgiou
July 22nd, 2008, 06:09 PM
Run this in a terminal and post the output.

cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

also the output of

sudo fdisk -l

here is the out put: for cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic
root (hd1,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=f649364a-2982-4d5c-a1bb-c113ff8ed521 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=f649364a-2982-4d5c-a1bb-c113ff8ed521 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04.1, memtest86+
root (hd1,0)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

sudo fdisk

Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xb9e215c2

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 77826 625132544 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xafdfa10f

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 38161 306528201 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 38162 38913 6040440 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 38162 38913 6040408+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdc: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x23410514

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 1 38914 312568832 6 FAT16
stephen@linex:~$

Georgiou
July 22nd, 2008, 07:07 PM
Howdy!

I don't know if this is the best way, but I use something called Easy-BCD. It's a free boot loader/Manager. Works great for my dual boot. You need to install it from windows. The way i did it was:

Installed Ubuntu after windows
Booted from Vista CD - Goto repair computer command prompt
type in bootrec.exe/fixmbr
This will take you straight into windows.
Download and install Easy-BCD
Configure dual boot as per Easy-BCD instructions (it's really easy)

This worked great for me and I think it looks better than Grub. Maybe someone else has another way??

Hope this helps

Fishman78

THANK YOU FISHMAN!! Your way worked the best, your a geniuses

For those of you encountering boot problems, i suggest this method

^^(see above) :)

fishman78
July 23rd, 2008, 01:22 AM
THANK YOU FISHMAN!! Your way worked the best, your a geniuses

For those of you encountering boot problems, i suggest this method

^^(see above) :)

No Problem, glad to see you got it fixed up!

Fishman78