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    Re: GRUB: Ubuntu after Vista = Vista gone!

    Hmm, it's getting better...

    With (hd0,2) it gives the same error as before, but with (hd0,4) it says: "Starting up...", but then nothing, just nothing, no boot, no PC activity.

    Any ideas?

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    Red face Re: GRUB: Ubuntu after Vista = Vista gone!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fleuris View Post
    sda5 is the partition with windows vista on it.
    Code:
    title win
    rootnoverify (hd0,4)
    chainloader +1
    boot
    If it still does not work try:

    Code:
    title win
    root (hd0,4)
    rootnoverify (hd0,4)
    chainloader +1
    boot
    (Yes, both root and rootnoverify lines.)

    Is it normal that you have a Vista partition on a logical partition?
    Did you delete another Windows partition without telling it to us?

    adrian15
    Last edited by adrian15; October 14th, 2008 at 04:58 PM. Reason: Typo: I missed to write ? symbol.

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    Cool Re: GRUB: Ubuntu after Vista = Vista gone!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fleuris View Post
    Hmm, it's getting better...
    With (hd0,2) it gives the same error as before, but with (hd0,4) it says: "Starting up...", but then nothing, just nothing, no boot, no PC activity.
    Any ideas?
    If you get Starting up... from (hd0,4) and nothing more try to fix it from a Windows disk, that fixboot and so on commands.

    What about my question about a deleted Windows installation?

    adrian15

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    Re: GRUB: Ubuntu after Vista = Vista gone!

    Fleuris, to boot Windows Vista from a logical partition is not exactly easy and takes special steps; how did you install Vista to a logical partition to begin with? If you want to see what it will take to boot Vista from a logical partition, I would recommend following this guide:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=813628

    Quote Originally Posted by adrian15
    Code:
    title win
    root (hd0,4)
    rootnoverify (hd0,4)
    chainloader +1
    boot
    (Yes, both root and rootnoverify lines.)
    Just curious, but what does using both root and rootnoverify do? From the Grub manual, I think using only one is necessary, and of course it depends on the case which to use; but is that supposed to be some special trick?
    Last edited by caljohnsmith; October 14th, 2008 at 05:37 PM.

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    Thumbs down Re: GRUB: Ubuntu after Vista = Vista gone!

    Quote Originally Posted by caljohnsmith View Post
    Just curious, but what does using both root and rootnoverify do?
    Well, this fix is for different hard disks, however my intuition tells me that with logical partitions it might be useful too.

    adrian15

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    Re: GRUB: Ubuntu after Vista = Vista gone!

    I made the Vista partition in Windows Setup, I have really no idea if it is a logical partition or not, altough I know quite a lot about computers
    With Windows Setup I made three partitions: 1. Windows Vista, 2. Ubuntu, and 3. Backup. When I installed Ubuntu I deleted the 2nd one, Ubuntu, and replaced it with two new one's: Swap (4GB), and Ubuntu (ext3).

    I'm now going to try the new Menu.lst, but how do I know if it is a logical partition?

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    Red face Re: GRUB: Ubuntu after Vista = Vista gone!

    double 'root' won't work! again: 'starting up...' and nothing.

    I'm gonna check the tread about logical booting


    EDIT: I can't download the vista boot files, link is not working...
    Last edited by Fleuris; October 14th, 2008 at 08:30 PM.

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    Cool Re: GRUB: Ubuntu after Vista = Vista gone!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fleuris View Post
    double 'root' won't work! again: 'starting up...' and nothing.
    Ok.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fleuris View Post
    I'm gonna check the tread about logical booting
    (
    By the way, did you move the windows partition while repartitioning for making space for your Linux? The windows partition being a logical one is very strange.

    adrian15

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    Talking Re: GRUB: Ubuntu after Vista = Vista gone!

    Very starnge indeed but I have the solution now, I don't know how or why Vista was instralled on a logical partition, but that is the problem. I just reinstalled vista, on a primary parition this time, and than Ubuntu, and it works!

    So, never install Vista on a logical partition!

    Thanks for your help, adrian15 and caljohnsmith!

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