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    Re: Dual-boot help XP/Ubuntu (separate HDs)

    All of it? It's a lot....

    # 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=0e816250-8f34-45c6-b9da-d7cded0df554 ro

    ## Setup crashdump menu entries
    ## e.g. crashdump=1
    # crashdump=0

    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=(hd3,4)

    ## 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

    ## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
    ## can be true or false
    # savedefault=false

    ## ## End Default Options ##

    title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic
    root (hd3,4)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=0e816250-8f34-45c6-b9da-d7cded0df554 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd3,4)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=0e816250-8f34-45c6-b9da-d7cded0df554 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic

    title Ubuntu 8.04.1, memtest86+
    root (hd3,4)
    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 Other operating systems:
    root


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/sdc1
    title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    root (hd2,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    map (hd0) (hd2)
    map (hd2) (hd0)
    chainloader +1

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    Re: Dual-boot help XP/Ubuntu (separate HDs)

    at least. your menu.lst and the output of fdisk -l are consistent.

    Looks like your pretty close just need to do a little tweaking.

    (h3,4) in grub is /dev/sdd5 in the fdisk output. (Ubuntu)
    (hd2,0) in grub is /dev/sdc1 if the fdisk output ( XP).

    The problem may be that somehow the boot order of your hard drives may be different when you boot to the hard drive.

    To test this. boot to the grub menu on the hard drive. and press c to get the grub> prompt.

    now enter
    Code:
    find /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Whatever that returns will be the / (root) partition of your Ubuntu installation on the hard drive.

    Would like to know what it returned.

    Also are all 4 of your hard drive internal SATA drives?
    Any of them external?
    Any of then IDE?

    Haven't used a Ubuntu live CD in quite a while to edit a file on the hard drive. (I use Knoppix or Puppy for that). I'll dig one out and figure out how to get it to open a file so that you can edit it.
    UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things. -- Doug Gwyn
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    Re: Dual-boot help XP/Ubuntu (separate HDs)

    It returned (hd0,4)
    I'm guessing I have to edit the menu.lst file to see it as (hd0,4) instead of (hd3,4)?
    How can I edit the file then?

    To answer louieb: I have 2 internal SATA (80GB with XP and 400GB with 2 partitions: Ubuntu/NTFS data) and 2 internal IDE (160 GB and 200 GB, both NTFS data).

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    Re: Dual-boot help XP/Ubuntu (separate HDs)

    In some looking around, I saw that device.map contains:
    Code:
    (hd0)	/dev/sda
    (hd1)	/dev/sdb
    (hd2)	/dev/sdc
    (hd3)	/dev/sdd
    Will changing this work? I can't edit this either.... nor can I find any way to get permissions to do so.... eek

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    Re: Dual-boot help XP/Ubuntu (separate HDs)

    gksudo gedit...xxx
    Backup first

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    Re: Dual-boot help XP/Ubuntu (separate HDs)

    Quote Originally Posted by mastaphoo View Post
    In some looking around, I saw that device.map contains:
    Code:
    (hd0)	/dev/sda
    (hd1)	/dev/sdb
    (hd2)	/dev/sdc
    (hd3)	/dev/sdd
    Will changing this work? I can't edit this either.... nor can I find any way to get permissions to do so.... eek
    If you're getting a grub boot menu when you boot first to your Ubuntu drive, highlight the first Ubuntu entry, press "e", highlight the line with root, press "e" again, change root from (hd3,4) to (hd0,4), press "enter", then "b" to boot. This is temporary if it works.

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    Re: Dual-boot help XP/Ubuntu (separate HDs)

    Okay, thanks tons. I got Ubuntu booting from GRUB (permanently) and I'm about to start messing with the XP one to get that to boot. Thanks!

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