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Thread: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    Ok. I found notepad and dragged and dropped menu!st into it and it opened. There is a very long series of commands etc in there so I shall remove quiet splash and ad noapic nolapic and ide=nodma. I'll report back shortly. John Williams

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    just "noapic nolapic" first

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    Ok. I hadn't got your message so I tried all three additions first-noapic nolapic ide=nodma. When I deleted quiet splash a new word appeared- rooinitrd- the second o was rectangular rather than a regular o. Not knowing what to do I deleted that and added my three words. They did not seem to type in very well and the line kept jumping down to the next one. I then shut down and tried rebooting into Ubuntu. after the two rapid black text pages the black splash with Ubuntu logo appeared. Unfortunately the progress bar only moved about half an inch then stopped. I then went back into windows and got your message so I went back and deleted ide=nodma and tried again with exactly the same result. John Williams

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    If you see the splash it means you have not deleted "quiet splash" or you have removed them from the wrong file/wrong place. Remove all of them.

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    Hi. I've looked and there is no sign of quiet splash in the boot grub folder. I looked in both menu and menu1st. The line in menu1st now finishes boot/linux_setup_iso=ubuntu-7.04-alternate-i386.iso followed by noapic and then nola. The rest of the word(pic) has gone to the start of the next line even though there is room for it. Should I look in some other place in Wubi? John Williams

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    Your reports are very detailled and containing every required information, but are very hard to read.
    Can you improve your layout in your next posts ?
    Thanks forward.

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    Ok, i have read the whole thread, i think we can solve your problem in two moves.
    1st: post here the content of the 1st menu.lst (probably on "c:") and the content of the 2nd menu.lst (probably in k:\wubi\boot\grub)
    2nd: we will adjust the command lines accordingly and post them here.

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    Sorry but I seem to be having a problem with Firefox. Every time I press the return key it crashes. Consequently I cannot leave spaces, start new paragraphs etc. This is a new problem that I first noticed yesterday. John Williams.

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    Can't find anything to do with Wubi on my C drive. The Wubi flder has installed on my New Volume K drive. Here is the entire contents of Menu1st-
    Code:
    # 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 change this entry to 'saved' 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        1
    
    ## 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=find=/wubi/boot/linux ro
    
    ## Setup crashdump menu entries
    ## e.g. crashdump=1
    # crashdump=0
    
    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=find --set-root --ignore-floppies /wubi/boot/linux
    
    ## 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
    
    ## ## End Default Options ##
    
    title Ubuntu
    find --set-root --ignore-floppies /wubi/boot/linux
    kernel /wubi/boot/linux find=/wubi/boot/linux quiet ro
    initrd /wubi/boot/initrd
    boot
    
    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    
    # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
    # ones.
    
    title Ubuntu (Original Kernel)
    find --set-root --ignore-floppies /wubi/boot/linux
    kernel /wubi/boot/linux find=/wubi/boot/linux setup_iso=ubuntu-7.04-alternate-i386.iso  noapic nolapic
    Once again sorry about the layout. I just copied and pasted from Notepad and this is the way it turned out. John Williams
    Last edited by ecology2007; May 17th, 2007 at 10:34 PM. Reason: The icon bar on the top of the message body allows you to do the formatting when you post/edit a message.

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    Re: 3 Distros-My PC won't boot Linux?

    Just ran a search for Wubi on my C. drive and found this- WUBI-7.04-test2 on my desktop, WUBI-7,04-TEST2-EXE-IC249....C:\WINDOWS\prefetch and WUBI-PWD,EXE-3908AE18.pf...C:\WINDOWS\prefetch

    I can see the Wubi file on my desktop obviously but can't find the other two although they are somewhere in C. Is this where you meant?
    John Williams

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