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    Exclamation Can't boot to Vista after Clean install

    I originally had a problem upgrading to Hardy, so i did a clean install. I can no longer boot to Vista.

    I installed Vista, then XP on my IDE drive, and later partitioned My 1TB Sata drive to work with Ubuntu. Everything worked fine after installing 7.10. I would get into Grub, then I would select Vista, and then I had another boot loader which gave me the option of Vista or XP. After upgrading when i select Vista from Grub, I get a message "Bootmgr missing"

    I tried the fix startup option from the vista dvd, but that found no problems. Do I have to creat custom Entries in grub?


    Also, another small problem, I have to change the boot options for hardy in grub from "boot (hd1,1)" to "boot (hd0,1)" to get ubuntu to run each time I restart. I don't see any option to save my changes, how would i?

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    Re: Can't boot to Vista after Clean install

    Post:
    sudo fdisk -l
    cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

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    Re: Can't boot to Vista after Clean install

    Fdisk
    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xa7ca49d4
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *          26       14235   114141821+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2           14236       19457    41945715    7  HPFS/NTFS
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x44fdfe06
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   *           1      108547   871903746    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/sdb2          108548      112472    31527562+  83  Linux
    /dev/sdb3          121210      121601     3148740   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdb4          112473      121209    70179952+  83  Linux
    Code:
    # 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=0b91ccf7-cdb0-440c-aa43-47f1a1476885 ro
    
    ## Setup crashdump menu entries
    ## e.g. crashdump=1
    # crashdump=0
    
    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=(hd1,1)
    
    ## 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
    
    ## 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 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
    root		(hd1,1)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=0b91ccf7-cdb0-440c-aa43-47f1a1476885 ro quiet splash
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
    quiet
    
    title		Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic (recovery mode)
    root		(hd1,1)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=0b91ccf7-cdb0-440c-aa43-47f1a1476885 ro single
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
    
    title		Ubuntu 8.04, memtest86+
    root		(hd1,1)
    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/sdb1
    title		Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)
    root		(hd1,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    map		(hd0) (hd1)
    map		(hd1) (hd0)
    chainloader	+1
    Thanks for your help, I realized today is a busy one on the forums.

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    Re: Can't boot to Vista after Clean install

    In menu.lst change the root line of Ubuntu to what you use to boot and change this:
    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/sdb1
    title Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)
    root (hd1,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    chainloader +1
    To this:
    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/sda1
    title Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1
    Last edited by Pumalite; April 25th, 2008 at 12:09 AM.

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