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  1. #11
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    Re: Windows 7 and Ubuntu

    got back a No such file or directory I am using 9.04
    Did you download the boot_info_script? To the Desktop?

    kkarmic now downloads into of all things /Downloads if in a working system. And my version 041 of the script put results into /home/fred - my home directory. I am not sure on download from liveCD anymore.
    If the script in anywhere in the home directory, RESULTS.txt will be in the same folder as the script. So if the script is in ~/Downloads, RESULTS.txt will also be in ~/Downloads.

    But if the script is any of the system directories (/usr, /etc, /bin, ...) RESULTS.txt will be in the home directory.

  2. #12
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    Re: Windows 7 and Ubuntu

    Sorry for the delayed reply -- I was away for a few days.

    Thank you for your help presence1960 and meierfra.! Here are the contents of the shell script:

    Code:
    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
    
     => Grub 0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive 
        in partition #5 for /boot/grub/stage2 and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
    sda1: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       vfat
        Boot sector type:  Dell Utility: Fat16
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files/dirs:   
    
    sda2: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  Windows 7
        Boot files/dirs:   /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe
    
    sda3: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ntfs
        Boot sector type:  Windows Vista
        Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
        Operating System:  
        Boot files/dirs:   
    
    sda4: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       Extended Partition
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
    
    sda5: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       ext3
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
        Operating System:  Ubuntu 9.10
        Boot files/dirs:   /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab
    
    sda6: _________________________________________________________________________
    
        File system:       swap
        Boot sector type:  -
        Boot sector info:  
    
    =========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================
    
    Drive: sda ___________________ _____________________________________________________
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders, total 234441648 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xf0000000
    
    Partition  Boot         Start           End          Size  Id System
    
    /dev/sda1                  63       160,649       160,587  de Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2    *        161,792   102,561,791   102,400,000   7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3         102,561,792   217,657,520   115,095,729   7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda4         217,664,685   234,436,544    16,771,860   5 Extended
    /dev/sda5         217,664,748   233,617,229    15,952,482  83 Linux
    /dev/sda6         233,617,293   234,436,544       819,252  82 Linux swap / Solaris
    
    
    blkid -c /dev/null: ____________________________________________________________
    
    /dev/sda1: SEC_TYPE="msdos" LABEL="DellUtility" UUID="07D7-090F" TYPE="vfat" 
    /dev/sda2: UUID="947C30397C301886" TYPE="ntfs" 
    /dev/sda3: UUID="7C0221DD02219D60" LABEL="Files Partition" TYPE="ntfs" 
    /dev/sda5: UUID="7d244d04-03d7-49be-99f5-a41a976dccdc" TYPE="ext3" 
    /dev/sda6: UUID="f1dc20c2-45c7-41a1-9e94-9aae5e9e951e" TYPE="swap" 
    
    =============================== "mount" output: ===============================
    
    /dev/sda5 on / type ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw)
    none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
    none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
    none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
    binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/desh/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=desh)
    
    
    =========================== sda5/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=7d244d04-03d7-49be-99f5-a41a976dccdc ro
    
    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=7d244d04-03d7-49be-99f5-a41a976dccdc
    
    ## 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 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-16-generic
    uuid        7d244d04-03d7-49be-99f5-a41a976dccdc
    kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-16-generic root=UUID=7d244d04-03d7-49be-99f5-a41a976dccdc ro quiet splash 
    initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-16-generic
    quiet
    
    title        Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.31-16-generic (recovery mode)
    uuid        7d244d04-03d7-49be-99f5-a41a976dccdc
    kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-16-generic root=UUID=7d244d04-03d7-49be-99f5-a41a976dccdc ro  single
    initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-16-generic
    
    title        Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.28-15-generic
    uuid        7d244d04-03d7-49be-99f5-a41a976dccdc
    kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-15-generic root=UUID=7d244d04-03d7-49be-99f5-a41a976dccdc ro quiet splash 
    initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-15-generic
    quiet
    
    title        Ubuntu 9.10, kernel 2.6.28-15-generic (recovery mode)
    uuid        7d244d04-03d7-49be-99f5-a41a976dccdc
    kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-15-generic root=UUID=7d244d04-03d7-49be-99f5-a41a976dccdc ro  single
    initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-15-generic
    
    title        Ubuntu 9.10, memtest86+
    uuid        7d244d04-03d7-49be-99f5-a41a976dccdc
    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/sda1
    title        Dell Utility Partition
    root        (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader    +1
    
    
    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/sda2
    title        Windows Vista (loader)
    rootnoverify    (hd0,1)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader    +1
    
    
    =============================== sda5/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/sda5 during installation
    UUID=7d244d04-03d7-49be-99f5-a41a976dccdc /               ext3    relatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
    # swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
    UUID=f1dc20c2-45c7-41a1-9e94-9aae5e9e951e none            swap    sw              0       0
    /dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
    
    =================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================
    
    
     111.4GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
     111.4GB: boot/grub/stage2
     111.4GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-15-generic
     111.4GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-16-generic
     111.4GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-15-generic
     111.4GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-16-generic
     111.4GB: initrd.img
     111.4GB: initrd.img.old
     111.4GB: vmlinuz
     111.4GB: vmlinuz.old

  3. #13
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    Re: Windows 7 and Ubuntu

    You just need to edit menu.lst. Open the file via:

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

    "default 0" to "default ?".

    Replace "?" by the position of the title you want to be the default. (grub starts counting at 0". So for Windows you currently have to use "default 7".)

    Change

    "# howmany=all" to "#howmany=1"

    if you only want only one kernel on your Grub menu. But I recommend to use "#howmany=2", just in case the first kernel does not work after the next kernel update.


    You might also change

    "# updatedefaultentry=false" to "# updatedefaultentry=true"

    This makes sure that, if the number of kernels on the menu.lst changes, "default ?" still points to the same item.

    Then run

    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    this will remove the excess kernels from "menu.lst"

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    Re: Windows 7 and Ubuntu

    Since you still are using grub legacy all the editing is in one place. Several of the boot parameters can be changed and you can just rename the Vista to 7.

    just incase editing causes problem we want something to go back to:
    sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst.backup

    gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

    You will want to limit the number of kernels shown so the windows entry number will not change. It is best to show 2 kernels just incase a new one does not work.

    Change this :
    default 7
    I assume you will delete the Utility entry and it also counts the 'other operating' systems as one of the numbers (i had that number as the default and wondered why it would not boot), You may have to adjust the number.

    Single # in this section is used as a parameter on update-grub.
    # howmany=all
    to:
    # howmany=2

    Delete the Utility entry if you want as you will not normally want it and edit the Vista to 7.

    Then do an
    update-grub

    Another alternative is if you want windows first on the menu. You have to cut and paste it above the automagic area and leave the default to 0. If you do not move it above the automagic area it will be deleted on the first update-grub.
    # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST
    put entry here
    ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

    I see now meierfra beat me to it, I cannot type that fast.
    Last edited by oldfred; December 24th, 2009 at 10:42 PM. Reason: meierfra beat me to it.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Windows 7 and Ubuntu

    Gotta love the way Windows takes over the whole system.

    you've to re-install Grub to the MBR, have a read here:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Grub2#Recove...20via%20LiveCD

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    Re: Windows 7 and Ubuntu

    Thank you all very much! I was able to make all of the desired changes. I greatly appreciate it!

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