Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Windows entry not showing in Grub menu

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Beans
    8

    Windows entry not showing in Grub menu

    Basically, I deleted my partition with 8.04 and created a new partition for 9.04, ran into an error 17 problem with grub, so I had reinstalled it. Now I have two problems:

    The entry for my Windows XP partition is not showing up on the boot menu, and the Windows entry that does show (the recovery partition) won't load.

    Here's the information from menu.lst:

    Code:
    title		Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
    uuid		7d13db34-62db-4ac2-bfef-2cacb22707f2
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=7d13db34-62db-4ac2-bfef-2cacb22707f2 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		7d13db34-62db-4ac2-bfef-2cacb22707f2
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=7d13db34-62db-4ac2-bfef-2cacb22707f2 ro  single
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
    
    title		Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
    uuid		7d13db34-62db-4ac2-bfef-2cacb22707f2
    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/sdb2
    title		Windows NT/2000/XP
    rootnoverify	(hd1,1)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    map		(hd0) (hd1)
    map		(hd1) (hd0)
    chainloader	+1
    And here's a screenshot of my partitions in GParted

    http://bayimg.com/image/lapdiaabf.jpg

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    The New Forest
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    Re: Windows entry not showing in Grub menu

    Try changing it to (hd1,0)

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Beans
    8

    Re: Windows entry not showing in Grub menu

    Seems to have made a little progress. Instead of getting "Error 22: No such partition" on the windows recovery partition I get an error to the effect of "No NTLDR."

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    The New Forest
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    Re: Windows entry not showing in Grub menu

    Can you follow the instruction here and post the results.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...72&postcount=5

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Beans
    8

    Re: Windows entry not showing in Grub menu

    Code:
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
    
     => Grub0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on boot drive #2 in 
        partition #5 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
     => Grub0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb and looks on the same drive 
        in partition #5 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
    
    sda1: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows XP
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files/dirs:   
    
    sdb1: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       
        Boot sector type:  Grub
        Boot sector info:  Grub is installed in the boot sector of sdb1 and looks 
                           at sector 256890113 of the same hard drive for the 
                           stage2 file, but no stage2 files can be found at this 
                           location.
        Mounting failed:
    mount: unknown filesystem type ''
    
    sdb2: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       vfat
        Boot sector type:  HP Recovery
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files/dirs:   /ntldr /NTLDR /NTDETECT.COM /ntdetect.com
    
    sdb3: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       Extended Partition
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
    
    sdb5: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext3
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 9.04
        Boot files/dirs:   /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab
    
    sdb6: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       swap
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
    
    =========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================
    
    Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x14de6cca
    
    Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System
    
    /dev/sda1                  63 1,953,520,064 1,953,520,002   7 HPFS/NTFS
    
    
    Drive: sdb ___________________ _____________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x14cb14cb
    
    Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System
    
    /dev/sdb1    *      8,675,100   218,387,609   209,712,510   7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sdb2                  63     8,675,099     8,675,037   b W95 FAT32
    /dev/sdb3         218,387,610   378,395,009   160,007,400   5 Extended
    /dev/sdb5         218,387,673   298,391,309    80,003,637  83 Linux
    /dev/sdb6         298,391,373   378,395,009    80,003,637  82 Linux swap / Solaris
    
    
    blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________
    
    /dev/sda1: UUID="8A30C3DB30C3CBFF" LABEL="TerraTerror" TYPE="ntfs" 
    /dev/sdb2: LABEL="RECOVERY" UUID="423B-2BDF" TYPE="vfat" 
    /dev/sdb5: UUID="7d13db34-62db-4ac2-bfef-2cacb22707f2" TYPE="ext3" 
    /dev/sdb6: UUID="7c2836a1-a422-4df5-8827-d778a6f2e6cc" TYPE="swap" 
    
    =============================== "mount" output: ===============================
    
    /dev/sdb5 on / type ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
    tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
    varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
    udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
    fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    lrm on /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw,mode=755)
    securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/headbanger/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=headbanger)
    
    
    =========================== sdb5/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=7d13db34-62db-4ac2-bfef-2cacb22707f2 ro
    
    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=7d13db34-62db-4ac2-bfef-2cacb22707f2
    
    ## 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 2.6.28-11-generic
    uuid		7d13db34-62db-4ac2-bfef-2cacb22707f2
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=7d13db34-62db-4ac2-bfef-2cacb22707f2 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		7d13db34-62db-4ac2-bfef-2cacb22707f2
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=7d13db34-62db-4ac2-bfef-2cacb22707f2 ro  single
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
    
    title		Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
    uuid		7d13db34-62db-4ac2-bfef-2cacb22707f2
    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/sdb2
    title		Windows NT/2000/XP
    rootnoverify	(hd1,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    map		(hd0) (hd1)
    map		(hd1) (hd0)
    chainloader	+1
    
    
    =============================== sdb5/etc/fstab: ===============================
    
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
    # / was on /dev/sdb5 during installation
    UUID=7d13db34-62db-4ac2-bfef-2cacb22707f2 /               ext3    relatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
    # swap was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
    UUID=7c2836a1-a422-4df5-8827-d778a6f2e6cc none            swap    sw              0       0
    /dev/scd1       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
    
    =================== sdb5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================
    
    
     125.3GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
     125.2GB: boot/grub/stage2
     125.2GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
     125.2GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic
     125.2GB: initrd.img
     125.2GB: vmlinuz
    =======Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive==============
    
    sdc sdd sde sdf

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    The New Forest
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    Re: Windows entry not showing in Grub menu

    try adding this to the menu list

    Code:
    title		Windows 95/98/NT/2000
    root		(hd0,0)
    makeactive
    chainloader	+1

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Beans
    8

    Re: Windows entry not showing in Grub menu

    All I get when I try that boot option is a message on the screen saying "Grub" with a blinking cursor after it. Nothing loads from it. Could it possibly need more tags added to it like the "rootnoverify" on the recovery partition?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Beans
    3,317
    Distro
    Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: Windows entry not showing in Grub menu

    sdb1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    Boot sector info: Grub is installed in the boot sector of sdb1
    It seems you installed Grub to the boot sector of the Windows partition. This erases some of the information necessary to boot Windows. To fix your problem:


    Download the testdisk package to your desktop, and then do:

    Code:
    cd ~/Desktop
    tar xvf testdisk-6.11.1.linux26.tar.bz2
    sudo testdisk-6.11/linux/testdisk_static /dev/sdb
    Choose "proceed" on the first screen, then
    "intel"
    "advanced",
    Select the Windows partition (although it should be selected already) and choose
    "boot"
    "RebuildBS"
    "Write"

    then press "q" a few times to quit testdisk.

    Also from the error messages you got, it seem that you are booting from the Windows drive (/dev/sdb). So use

    title Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1

    in menu.lst

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Beans
    8

    Re: Windows entry not showing in Grub menu

    After following those steps for both my recovery partition and my windows xp partition, I still am returned with a "NTLDR is Missing" error for the recovery drive, and now when I try the windows XP partition, I get a "GRUB: HARD DRIVE ERROR".

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Beans
    3,317
    Distro
    Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: Windows entry not showing in Grub menu

    Sorry. I gave you the wrong set of instructions. (You needed to do "BackUp BS" and not "Rebuild BS". Unfortunately, "Backup BS" does not works anymore after "Rebuild BS". But you can also fix the boot sector with you Windows CD:

    Boot from the Windows CD, "press r" to get to the repair console.

    Type

    Code:
    map
    to determine the drive letter for your Windows partitions. Then

    Code:
    fixboot C:
    but replace "C" by the actual drive letter of your Windows partition.

    If this does not work, or you don't have a Windows CD, let me know, there is one more method to fix the boot sector.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •