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Thread: Grub reinstall for dual boot vista/ubuntu

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    Grub reinstall for dual boot vista/ubuntu

    I had a good working dual boot system till I got bold and tried something new. I installed tweakVI to stream line my boot process and messed up the whole shooting mtch. No I get an error 17 on trying to boot to Linux/Ubuntu. So How do I get grub reinstalled to manage boot-up with out (hopefully) having to do a full reinstall? Yes I had tweakVI reinstall vista loader, so now the grub loader process are hosed up. I coppied the following to paste in but I don't see whre I went wrong. Can anyone out there help out this NOOB!

    # NeoSmart NeoGrub Bootloader Configuration File
    #
    # This is the NeoGrub configuration file, and should be located at C:\NST\menu.lst
    # Please see the EasyBCD Documentation for information on how to create/modify entries:
    # http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD

    title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic
    uuid af40d4e0-33d7-4aac-98bf-0368f0f2330f
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=af40d4e0-33d7-4aac-98bf-0368f0f2330f ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic (recovery mode)
    uuid af40d4e0-33d7-4aac-98bf-0368f0f2330f
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=af40d4e0-33d7-4aac-98bf-0368f0f2330f ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic

    title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
    uuid af40d4e0-33d7-4aac-98bf-0368f0f2330f
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=af40d4e0-33d7-4aac-98bf-0368f0f2330f ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)
    uuid af40d4e0-33d7-4aac-98bf-0368f0f2330f
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=af40d4e0-33d7-4aac-98bf-0368f0f2330f ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

    title Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+
    uuid af40d4e0-33d7-4aac-98bf-0368f0f2330f
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

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    Re: Grub reinstall for dual boot vista/ubuntu

    So is your goal to use Grub to boot both OSes instead of the Vista boot loader? In order to get a clearer picture of your setup, how about booting your Ubuntu Live CD (the Ubuntu install CD), download the Boot Info Script to the Live CD desktop, open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and do:
    Code:
    sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script*.sh
    That will create a "RESULTS.txt" file in the same directory from where the script is run, namely your desktop; please copy/paste the contents of the RESULTS.txt file to your next post, highlight the copied text, and click the pound/hash sign # graphic in the Ubuntu forum message box so that the text will get "code" tags put around it. The results of that script will help clarify your setup and hopefully what the solution to your booting problem might be.

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    Re: Grub reinstall for dual boot vista/ubuntu

    OK, will get that out as soon as I can. At work earning pennies now. Is there a way to use the live CD to over write the MBR and put GRUB back in? Either way I'll try and get that done tonight or in the morning. Thanks for the fast reply.
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    Re: Grub reinstall for dual boot vista/ubuntu

    Without getting a better idea of what your setup is, I can't say for sure, but you could try following these directions and it might be enough:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...tallingWindows

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    Re: Grub reinstall for dual boot vista/ubuntu

    Caljohnsmith,

    The last thread and grub reinstall worked flawslessly, THANK YOU!!!!
    just got my desktop up and running again.
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    Re: Grub reinstall for dual boot vista/ubuntu

    Great, glad to hear your Grub is back; cheers and enjoy Ubuntu and Windows.

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