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    lmde and ubuntu 11.10

    Hi I installed ubuntu 11.10 and for the first time allowed

    ubuntu to partition, alongside Mint lmde. Ubuntu starts up just fine. How do

    get LMDE to start and not Ubuntu? In other words how do I switch boot ups?

    If I can't do it then I will do a new install and use the all the space, which is what I normally do. This my first attempt at a dual boot.

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    Re: lmde and ubuntu 11.10

    Hi, in ubuntu try:
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    Then reboot and you should get a boot menu.
    Thanks

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    Re: lmde and ubuntu 11.10

    Thanks, I ran it successfully terminal showed the lmde but after shut down still booted to 11.10 with no option other wise.
    Last edited by rosswmcgee; March 23rd, 2012 at 03:01 AM.

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    Re: lmde and ubuntu 11.10

    Hi, both systems are on the same drive right?

    Post the output of:
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -lu
    and we will see if the other system is still there.
    Thanks

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    Re: lmde and ubuntu 11.10

    Disk /dev/sdc: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00089971

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdc1 * 2048 319540635 159769294 83 Linux
    /dev/sdc2 319541246 625141759 152800257 5 Extended
    /dev/sdc5 621475840 625141759 1832960 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdc6 319541248 617807871 149133312 83 Linux
    /dev/sdc7 617809920 621473791 1831936 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Partition table entries are not in disk order


    Yes all on same drive.
    Last edited by rosswmcgee; March 23rd, 2012 at 10:21 PM. Reason: additional info

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    Re: lmde and ubuntu 11.10

    Hi, when you boot have you tried tapping the shift key to see if you get the grub menu?
    Thanks

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    Re: lmde and ubuntu 11.10

    Ok tried it several times tapping the shift key. Still no option goes straight to Ubuntu 11.10

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    Re: lmde and ubuntu 11.10

    Hi, I am going to give you a link to download the boot info script run it and post the results here using code tags which is the # sign and someone with more experience reading it can help figure out what is going on, I thought that the information you posted would make it clear to me but I am not sure if your mint is still there.
    http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/
    Thanks

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    Re: lmde and ubuntu 11.10

    Ok will do. It did show up with terminal command sudo update-grub

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    Re: lmde and ubuntu 11.10

    Not going to do it lmde is on there when I put the ubuntu install disk it shows it is

    there. I am just going to do a re-install.

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