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    Re: multiple distros

    Quote Originally Posted by oneleded View Post
    [Disk /dev/sda: 120GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos
    Disk Flags:

    Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
    1 32.3kB 120GB 120GB primary ntfs boot


    Model: ATA ST3250310AS (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sdb: 250GB
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
    Partition Table: msdos
    Disk Flags:

    Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
    1 1049kB 32.2GB 32.2GB primary ext4
    2 32.2GB 247GB 215GB extended
    5 32.2GB 247GB 215GB logical ext4
    3 247GB 250GB 2687MB primary linux-swap(v1)


    Error: /dev/sr1: unrecognised disk label
    Model: Unknown (unknown)
    Disk /dev/sr1: 2048B
    Sector size (logical/physical): 2048B/2048B
    Partition Table: unknown
    Disk Flags:
    [/code]

    i hope i got this code right. it seems to me, even, to me that the linux drive is not set up the way its supposed to be. maybe i should save my bookmarks, and re-install lubuntu 1804 LTS, then go from there. the 2nd drive, just linux lubuntu, is 250GB.
    Error: /dev/sr1: unrecognised disk label ,, is on the 2nd linux drive i believe. there is a small section i see when using Gparted. it may be yellow. i cant seem to remove it. i dont know what it is.. it may have been a partitioning error on my part most likely.
    merry holidays all
    Last edited by oneleded; February 20th, 2019 at 08:58 AM.
    the only bad question is one that is not asked. i confuse myself..
    the good Lord give me Major Dyslexia so that i might learn. if you dont understand what i write sometimes, that makes two of us..

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    Re: multiple distros

    I believe sr1 is your DVD/CD drive?

    It looks like you have Windows on sda and Linux on sdb drive.

    Did you use the Something Else install option and choose to have grub2 boot loader installed to the drive that is sdb?

    And you want to keep a Windows boot loader in sda drive. Grub only boots working Windows and Windows that is not hibernated/fast boot on. And Windows will turn that back on with updates. Then when grub does not boot your Windows you may be able to directly boot by changing boot order in BIOS back to sda drive and may need f8 for Windows internal repair console.

    But best to have Windows repair/recovery flash drive & Ubuntu live installer as repair drive for Linux.
    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: multiple distros

    i do have windows on sda, and linux on sdb. i think also, i put grub in sdb drive. i had help here doing that here.. was a time i had to use F8, or maybe F12. now the PC starts with linux. or i can scroll down, to windows. linux being lubuntu.. lubuntu has three choices, windows only one. windows XP is the first HD. lubuntu is on the second HD.
    i might have been instructed to put grub on 2nd hard drive. if i do nothing, the pc opens in the 2nd HD, with lubuntu. the 2nd HD is only lubuntu 18.04 LTS. i like it that it boots to the 2nd hard drive, sdb. XP is so outdated. i still have info. there, i want to keep, an i am not interested to going past XP. when there is so much promise, here with ubuntu, or other versions, thereof. im sure i used the something else option i learned here to get grub to start in the 2nd HD. i like it that it does so. now my agenda is just to get some other distros on the 2nd hd, so i can check them out. thanks
    the only bad question is one that is not asked. i confuse myself..
    the good Lord give me Major Dyslexia so that i might learn. if you dont understand what i write sometimes, that makes two of us..

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    Re: multiple distros

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    I believe sr1 is your DVD/CD drive?

    It looks like you have Windows on sda and Linux on sdb drive.

    Did you use the Something Else install option and choose to have grub2 boot loader installed to the drive that is sdb?

    And you want to keep a Windows boot loader in sda drive. Grub only boots working Windows and Windows that is not hibernated/fast boot on. And Windows will turn that back on with updates. Then when grub does not boot your Windows you may be able to directly boot by changing boot order in BIOS back to sda drive and may need f8 for Windows internal repair console.

    But best to have Windows repair/recovery flash drive & Ubuntu live installer as repair drive for Linux.
    i did use the something else option on the 2nd/sdb drive. ajgreeny showed me how to add/update grub in the thread; [old pc, two hard drives], 'installation & upgrades'.
    since windows XP is on 1st/sda drive, there is no point in updating it. it does have info on it, i want to keep. plus the scanner works there.
    the only bad question is one that is not asked. i confuse myself..
    the good Lord give me Major Dyslexia so that i might learn. if you dont understand what i write sometimes, that makes two of us..

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    Re: multiple distros

    my window's, on another drive, sda,.. is XP, and i dont plan on going, any further, with windows. i didn't like window's 7,, i think it was. XP, flipped upside down, an put in a blender.
    anyway, i got picture's of sdb, to show where i am at.

    file:///home/led/Desktop/drive%20picture/Screenshot%20from%202019-03-10%2000-52-02.png

    file:///home/led/Desktop/drive%20picture/Screenshot%20from%202019-03-10%2000-57-20.png
    i may need a bit of pratice doing this.
    Last edited by oneleded; March 12th, 2019 at 04:42 AM.
    the only bad question is one that is not asked. i confuse myself..
    the good Lord give me Major Dyslexia so that i might learn. if you dont understand what i write sometimes, that makes two of us..

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    Re: multiple distros

    You have to attach screen shots.
    If you use the Forum's advanced Editor and paperclip icon it is easy to attach screenshots.
    /home/led is your system which we cannot see.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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    Re: multiple distros

    thanks, i should have known this. a brain fluctuation.. now i know where i messed up. i dont remember where advanced editor is. i do remember the paper clip icon, and have used it on other sites.
    Last edited by oneleded; March 14th, 2019 at 12:33 PM.
    the only bad question is one that is not asked. i confuse myself..
    the good Lord give me Major Dyslexia so that i might learn. if you dont understand what i write sometimes, that makes two of us..

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    Re: multiple distros

    The advanced option is under the reply box toward bottom right of web page

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    Re: multiple distros

    Quote Originally Posted by cmcanulty View Post
    The advanced option is under the reply box toward bottom right of web page
    i can go advanced, but still dont have the option, with the paper clip. most here can put in a face icon, while they write. i can only use Post icons.
    Last edited by oneleded; March 14th, 2019 at 05:40 PM.
    the only bad question is one that is not asked. i confuse myself..
    the good Lord give me Major Dyslexia so that i might learn. if you dont understand what i write sometimes, that makes two of us..

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    Re: multiple distros

    The option should be there, but you can just start fresh in the next post.
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