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seyiisq
September 24th, 2008, 01:01 AM
I am dual booting btw windows and ubuntu but now i get into my windows i don't even have the menu options

below are useful info.

afetr doing 'sudo fdisk -l' i got

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x42d242d1

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 4924 39551998+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 4925 19452 116696160 82 Linux swap / Solaris

my menu.lst is as below

# 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 3

## 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=8ce639cd-d17b-4c4c-844e-23d1a349c2ef ro

## Setup crashdump menu entries
## e.g. crashdump=1
# crashdump=0

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

## 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

## 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 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=8ce639cd-d17b-4c4c-844e-23d1a349c2ef ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=8ce639cd-d17b-4c4c-844e-23d1a349c2ef ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04, memtest86+
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

pls can someone help

jimmy the saint
September 24th, 2008, 01:06 AM
I hate to tell you this, but it looks like you don't have a windows partition. Did you install Ubuntu AFTER Windows and select "use entire disk?" If you did, you installed Ubuntu OVER your windows install, essentially wiping it out.

seyiisq
September 24th, 2008, 01:15 AM
i installed ubuntu after windows but i did not choose the entire disk. i only use 44G for ubuntu. pls see below

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 38G 2.4G 34G 7% /
varrun 501M 116K 501M 1% /var/run
varlock 501M 0 501M 0% /var/lock
udev 501M 40K 501M 1% /dev
devshm 501M 12K 501M 1% /dev/shm
lrm 501M 38M 464M 8% /lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/volatile
gvfs-fuse-daemon 38G 2.4G 34G 7% /home/seyi/.gvfs

lisati
September 24th, 2008, 01:24 AM
I couldn't see anything that looked like a Windows partition either. How did you assign the 44Gb for Ubuntu? Was it from the installer, or was it from gparted?

kansasnoob
September 24th, 2008, 01:25 AM
This:


Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 4924 39551998+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 4925 19452 116696160 82 Linux swap / Solaris

says that you have no Windows partition.

Look at mine:


Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x63056305

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3824 30716248+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 3825 9729 47431912+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 3825 6934 24981043+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 6935 7175 1935801 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 7176 9617 19615333+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 9618 9729 899608+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Win XP on sda1, Ubuntu 8.04 on sda5, 8.10 on sda7.

It appears that you wiped out Windows.

You could also install gparted:


sudo apt-get install gparted

Then go to System > Administration > Partition Editor and have a look, but I'll bet you only show the Linux partitions.

bumanie
September 24th, 2008, 02:13 AM
Windows is definitely gone. If you had important information on it, it may be possible to retrieve it by using testdisk from here (http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk)Read the documentation first. Or you could try ntfsprogs and use ntfsundelelte.

hsienloong
September 24th, 2008, 02:28 AM
Reinstall>>>take care of partitions>>>use LILO boot