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    dual booting ubuntu and vista no dvd rom drive HELP!!!

    Hello all,

    Sry to those where I miss posted my problem.

    I have been cooking the internet tying to source up a fix for this. Its compounded due to the fact I lost my DVD rom drive in the last couple of days. But thats another topic.

    Right now I have ubuntu 9.04, and windows Vista dual booted. Vista gave me some grief, but I managed to get both ubuntu and vista installed via usb drive.
    When I try to use the usb drive to boot windows everything works minus the start up repair option.

    When I try to boot windows I get a /boot/bcd 0xc0000001 error

    here are my boot_info_script050 results:

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

    => Grub 0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive
    in partition #3 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
    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/dirs: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

    sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

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

    sda3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext3
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: Ubuntu 9.04
    Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

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

    Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xb487b4ea

    Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

    /dev/sda1 * 63 853,694,099 853,694,037 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 853,694,100 878,305,679 24,611,580 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3 878,305,680 976,768,064 98,462,385 83 Linux


    blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

    Device UUID TYPE LABEL

    /dev/ramzswap0 swap
    /dev/sda1 12FABEEFFABECE6B ntfs
    /dev/sda2 2a1a69c4-adbf-4826-a77f-434b1684f73e swap
    /dev/sda3 8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5 ext3

    ============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

    Device Mount_Point Type Options

    /dev/sda3 / ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
    /dev/sda1 /media/windows vista fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096)


    =========================== sda3/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

    # 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 10

    ## 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=8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5 ro

    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5

    ## 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

    ## specify if running in Xen domU or have grub detect automatically
    ## update-grub will ignore non-xen kernels when running in domU and vice versa
    ## e.g. indomU=detect
    ## indomU=true
    ## indomU=false
    # indomU=detect

    ## 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 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-17-generic
    uuid 8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-17-generic root=UUID=8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-17-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-17-generic (recovery mode)
    uuid 8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-17-generic root=UUID=8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-17-generic

    title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-14-generic
    uuid 8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-14-generic root=UUID=8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-14-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-14-generic (recovery mode)
    uuid 8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-14-generic root=UUID=8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-14-generic

    title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-13-generic
    uuid 8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-13-generic root=UUID=8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-13-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-13-generic (recovery mode)
    uuid 8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-13-generic root=UUID=8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-13-generic

    title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
    uuid 8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
    uuid 8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

    title Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
    uuid 8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

    # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
    # ones.
    title Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit Edition:
    root


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/sda1
    title Windows (loader)
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    chainloader +1


    =============================== sda3/etc/fstab: ===============================

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # -- This file has been automaticly generated by ntfs-config --
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    # Entry for /dev/sda2 :
    UUID=8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # Entry for /dev/sda3 :
    UUID=2a1a69c4-adbf-4826-a77f-434b1684f73e none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/sda1 /media/windows\040vista ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_CA.UTF-8 0 0
    # Original setting
    /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 iso9660,udf user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0










    And for those willing to help on the dvdrom issue:






    ls -l /dev/scd0


    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2010-01-30 09:30 /dev/scd0 -> sr0




    cat /etc/fstab


    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # -- This file has been automaticly generated by ntfs-config --
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    # Entry for /dev/sda2 :
    UUID=8c49ca77-2002-402c-b8b3-300b82a8dfd5 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # Entry for /dev/sda3 :
    UUID=2a1a69c4-adbf-4826-a77f-434b1684f73e none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/sda1 /media/windows\040vista ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_CA.UTF-8 0 0
    # Original setting
    /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 iso9660,udf user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0


    dmesg | grep -i CD-ROM


    [ 3.422141] scsi 3:0:0:0: CD-ROM Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530B NX02 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
    [ 3.431185] Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
    [ 3.431253] sr 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0


    sudo lshw -c disk
    *-cdrom
    description: DVD-RAM writer
    product: DVD RW AD-7530B
    vendor: Optiarc
    physical id: 0.0.0
    bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom
    logical name: /dev/cdrw
    logical name: /dev/dvd
    logical name: /dev/dvdrw
    logical name: /dev/scd0
    logical name: /dev/sr0
    version: NX02
    capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
    configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
    *-disk
    description: ATA Disk
    product: WDC WD5000BEVT-2
    vendor: Western Digital
    physical id: 0.0.0
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/sda
    version: 01.0
    serial: WD-WX20AB9D7162
    size: 465GiB (500GB)
    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
    configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=b487b4ea


    sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xb487b4ea

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 53140 426847018+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 53141 54672 12305790 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3 54673 60801 49231192+ 83 Linux
    root@yaughn-laptop:~#


    fdisk -l -u

    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xb487b4ea

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 63 853694099 426847018+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 853694100 878305679 12305790 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3 878305680 976768064 49231192+ 83 Linux


    It shows up in ubuntu and vista (when its working)
    seeks on boot up, but will not read any disk.
    When I try to access it, I get no media in the drive, or in windows I get please insert a disk followed by the tray ejecting.

    Any help?

    Im leaving on business day after tomorrow, and would really like to take my laptop (for my sanity) and for work, for the next two weeks.

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by ydeardorff; January 31st, 2010 at 09:40 PM.

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    Re: dual booting ubuntu and vista no dvd rom drive HELP!!!

    Try this - map commands are for faking windows out in to thinking its on the 1st hdd in the boot order. Not needed for a PC with a single hdd.
    edit /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Press Alt+F2 to bring up the run dialog
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
    near the bottom you wil find the Vista entry - remove the map commands - it should look like this when done.
    Code:
    title        Windows (loader)
    rootnoverify    (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    chainloader    +1
    As far as the DVD drive goes it should just work out of the box in both Ubuntu and Vista - sounds like it died.
    Last edited by louieb; February 1st, 2010 at 02:14 AM.
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    Re: dual booting ubuntu and vista no dvd rom drive HELP!!!

    Too Sweet!!!!
    Thank you so much!
    So what was the problem windows was having? Just so mentally I can understand "why" it got fouled.

    The dvd drive is damn bad timing! Although now I can use its crash to give me reason to buy a new blue ray player for my latop. LOL

    So for the boot issue: [SOLVED]

    I wonder what would have caused that entry?

    Thank you so much again!

    I really appreciate it.

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    Re: dual booting ubuntu and vista no dvd rom drive HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ydeardorff View Post
    I wonder what would have caused that entry?
    Guess you installed from a USB drive - grub setup got confused and thought you had 2 hard drives - with windows on the 2nd in the boot order.
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    Re: dual booting ubuntu and vista no dvd rom drive HELP!!!

    I had a problem with the optical drive failing to work after downloading some software updates on a desktop system, with Vista installed, but it turned out to be a problem with the upper and lower registry filters that needed to be cleared. If it's affected the driver operation then maybe that would affect the DVD drive in Ubuntu as well. Uninstalling the driver and reinstalling it made no difference, I downloaded a tool from MS, Microsoft Fix It 50027 which sorted it. There was no problem with the hardware at all. Simple hardware checks might include cleaning the drive lens and unplugging and reconnecting the drive leads, and checking they are connected to the right sockets and that there are no issues with any master/slave jumpers or so on. If it has failed though, replacement may be the best option.

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