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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    All went fine until I got to the Grub Command line - it didn't like "set pager-1".
    I tried "vbeinfo" on its own and that returned something like 150 resolution options.

    Carried out the remainder...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    #drs305
    Many thanks for that, have now got Windows as default. I await your return.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    #drs305

    Hooray and huzzah, That has produced Windows. Now I just need to be able to see the menu but in the meantime:-

    What are options 2 & 3?
    Can I reset the order so that Windows is the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Carried out the above and after trying to boot its just hanging at a black screen (after the POST)

    EDIT Pressed the down arrow and enter and it opened Ubuntu
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Yes, still get the error "cannot stat /dev/sdb"

    Did the purge and reinstall and all went without problem but it has made no difference, still booting straight into Ubuntu. This Boot Script seems...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    It was directed at you, sorry I didn't make myself clear. The other post was for drs305

    Will be back online hopefully tomorrow pm
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Reply to drs305. Thanks for all that stuff.
    Still get the error message for "sudo grub-install /dev/sdb"
    Have to leave it for now. Will try the rest of your suggestions tomorrow and report back....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    My apologies drs305 have done this post once already but it seems to have got lost.




    "mount" - see my post #47
    "grub-install -v" - see #48
    "grub.cfg" - updated
    "sudo...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Can you give me the exact Terminal command as I can't seem to make it work?
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Addendum

    Have at last sussed how to change the boot drive in the BIOS. It was cunningly concealed under the heading "Hard Disk Boot Priority"

    Everybody is allowed an off day - I'm...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Thanks for that guys, I will try it tomorrow but must leave for now.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    @coffecat, as I said in my post at#45 I don't know how to make my BIOS distinguish between the various HDDs. If you or somebody else can show me how I will try to do as drs305 asked.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    I'll try not to be too offended. Yes I have taken it out.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Have tried unplugging the USB drive - makes no difference. As for disconnecting the second drive, all my data is on it so Windows on its own would be no use.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Yes, Wubi was working before I tried to upgrade to Natty.
    The Windows disk gave the following ( I didn't know how to take a screenshot)
    X: \Sources>bcedit
    'bcedit' is not recognised as an internal...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Also, in re Grub version

    grub-install (GRUB) 1.99~rc1-13ubuntu3
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    No it starts with /dev/sdb5 Is the "b instead of d" significant?
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Back, a bit late - a bit too much bubbly.

    In response to drs305 - before I try any of that I need to talk about my BIOS.

    It is an Award BIOS and the only HDD options it offers for Boot...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Added the 40_CUSTOM file and guess what? Still straight into Ubuntu. Thoughts are turning to reformat and reinstall.

    Its our wedding anniversary and I'm going for a glass of bubbly. Back...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Nope! Still going straight in to Ubuntu.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    bev@bev-M61P-S3:~$ sudo update-grub
    [sudo] password for bev:
    Generating grub.cfg ...
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-10-generic-pae
    Found initrd image:...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Did all that but no change, still boots straight into Ubuntu. Checked the Grub file with text editor and the hash has been removed.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Tried the rapid pressing of Shift and Esc but neither produces the Grub.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Coffeecat, thanks for your time and effort even though I don't technically understand everything that you say!

    In answer to some of your questions:-

    I haven't altered anything in the BIOS since...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where is my Windows stuff?

    Is this copy of the Grub file text of any use/help?


    # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
    # /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
    # For full documentation of the options in this...
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