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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Grub: Can't boot Windows on another drive

    Matt, I overlooked the fact that you might be booting the Windows sdb drive on start up since it also has Grub installed to its MBR. If you are booting that drive on start up, the following Grub...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub error 22 after bios upgrade

    I think it would help to first get a clearer picture of your setup related to your booting problem, so how about downloading the Boot Info Script to your Ubuntu desktop:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need help fixing grub

    You're welcome, I'm glad that worked OK. Cheers and have fun with Ubuntu. :)

    John
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem booting XP

    I would try putting the drive in the Primary Slave position and see what difference that makes about booting Windows from Grub. Also, what is your current Grub entry for Windows? Is it the same as...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: ext4 partition became unallocated after installing win 7

    According to fdisk, you do have a ~25 GiB chunk of unused disk space after sda3. Based on what you've said so far, I think there's a good chance you could use "testdisk" to recover your lost ext4...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need help fixing grub

    How about doing the following from your 9.04 Live CD:

    sudo grub
    grub> root (hd0,5)
    grub> setup (hd0,5)
    grub> quit
    Then use the following entry for 9.04 in your Gos menu.lst:

    title Ubuntu...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: windows wont boot post ubuntu install

    I think it would help to first get a clearer picture of your setup related to your Windows booting problem, so how about downloading the Boot Info Script to your Ubuntu desktop:
    ...
  8. Re: One partition always generates bad sectors

    So I'm just wondering, but how do you know for sure your first partition has bad sectors just because Windows blue-screens when you copy programs over to that partition? If that's all that is...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: ext4 partition became unallocated after installing win 7

    How about posting the following commands so we can get a better idea how Ubuntu sees your partitions:

    sudo fdisk -lu
    sudo sfdisk -d

    John
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Grub: Can't boot Windows on another drive

    FattyCNS, since we don't know how your drives are arranged in your BIOS boot order, we can't know for sure which Windows Grub entry is correct for your setup; therefore, the easiest course of action...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Quad-boot: Grub can find only 2/4 OS's

    About undoing what we accomplished with booting Win 7 and Win XP, reinstalling Jaunty will not do that; if the Jaunty installer misses adding either XP or Win7 to your Grub menu, just add the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Install Ubuntu NTFS GPT

    I asume it wants me to respond with y or n however I do not know
    how to send y or n to it.[/QUOTE]
    All drives with a GPT keep a standard MS-DOS partition table in the HDD MBR (Master Boot Record)...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot find GRLDR, No WUBILDR.

    I think it would help to first get a clearer picture of your setup related to your booting problem, so how about downloading the Boot Info Script to your Ubuntu Live CD desktop:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Quad-boot: Grub can find only 2/4 OS's

    It looks like part of the problem is that when you installed Ubuntu 8.10, you set it to use the same boot partition (sda3) as your installed Ubuntu 9.04; unfortunately 8.10 erased all your 9.04 boot...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Grub: Can't boot Windows on another drive

    OK, so you are trying to boot the Windows that is on the drive that does not have Ubuntu on it, correct? If that's true, how about trying the following entry in your menu.lst:

    title Windows...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: grub ide sata ext4 boot priority, put ide at rest

    Glad to hear those Grub commands are all it took to get your SATA drive booting properly; cheers and have fun with your new Ubuntu install. :)

    John
  17. [all variants] Re: Error: Can't have overlapping partitions.

    Glad to hear testdisk fixed your overlapping partition problem. :) Hopefully whatever caused the problem in the first place won't happen to you again.

    Cheers,
    John
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    [ubuntu] Re: GRUB Error 21 - sometimes

    It sounds like that might be about your only option at this point; I'm doubtful MSI's tech support will be able to help you, but it's certainly worth a try. I just did a quick Google search on your...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: grub ide sata ext4 boot priority, put ide at rest

    OK, how about doing the following commands:

    sudo grub
    grub> root (hd1,0)
    grub> setup (hd1)
    grub> quit
    And please post the output before typing "quit". Then remove your IDE drive and try...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: grub ide sata ext4 boot priority, put ide at rest

    I think it would help to first get a clearer picture of your setup related to your booting problem, so how about booting your Jaunty Live CD, download the Boot Info Script to the desktop:
    ...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Dual Boot Ubuntu Windows XP on same HD

    Hi Rob, any time fdisk reports "omitting empty partition (X)", that unfortunately means your HDD's partition table is corrupt; if you look at the start/stop cylinders for sda2 extended partition and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Quad-boot: Grub can find only 2/4 OS's

    That's great news Windows 7 and Windows XP are now booting separately from Grub. :) About getting your Jaunty install booting, how about first booting your Jaunty Live CD, and then re-run the Boot...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Quad-boot: Grub can find only 2/4 OS's

    That's great you can boot Win XP now--I think we can get your Win 7 booting too with just a little more work, so I would not suggest reinstalling. If you don't have time to do the following before...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Quad-boot: Grub can find only 2/4 OS's

    According to the results of the xxd command you ran, it looks like the "bootrec /fixboot" did not succeed, because your Windows 7 boot sector is still an XP type boot sector. Did you try booting...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Quad-boot: Grub can find only 2/4 OS's

    OK, let's instead do this the linux way. How about downloading the attached "XP_PBR_9sectors.txt" file to your Ubuntu desktop, and then do:

    sudo dd if=~/Desktop/XP_PBR_9sectors.txt of=/dev/sda2...
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