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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Vista wants doctor.

    Hi

    How to fix dual boot?
    I installed Ubuntu 8.04 64bit, it's fast & nice, but cant boot Vista 64bit now.
    My PC specs; Gigabyte P35C-DS3R, C2D e4500, 4gb mem, HD-3870
    C: IDE 80gb - Vista Installed on it ntfs
    D: SATA 320gb - Ubuntu on it
    E: DVD-RW
    F: USB2 320gb HDD fat32

    When I installed Vista, Vista didn't see SATA drive.
    Installed Ubuntu on SATA (didn't format IDE 80gb).
    Now ther isn't boot options, Ubuntu just boots.
    In Ubuntu I have total acsess to all drives & files but Vista can't boot, can't bootrec.exe /fixmbr because Vista doesn't show any hdd but can brause drivers from all folders in Vista installed HDD.
    When i unplug USB HDD Vista on DVD drive wont boot & ubunto boots (1 boot device is DVD rom 2th too, 3th is HDD).

    My sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
    title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=3722e57c-e1a3-491f-a3f3-7a4cdeff3d2a 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 (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=3722e57c-e1a3-491f-a3f3-7a4cdeff3d2a ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

    title Ubuntu 8.04, memtest86+
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    title Windows Vista 64bit
    root (hd0,1)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    sudo fdisk -l
    Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000001

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 2432 19535008+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 * 36482 38913 19535040 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3 2433 36481 273498592+ 83 Linux

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x21d621d5

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 1 9728 78140128+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Disk /dev/sdc: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x44fdfe06

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdc1 1 38913 312568641 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

  2. #2
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    Re: Vista wants doctor.

    Here is your problem:

    Code:
    When i unplug USB HDD Vista on DVD drive wont boot & ubunto boots (1 boot device is DVD rom 2th too, 3th is HDD).
    When you boot your computer if the BIOS accesses the first hard drive, (root (hd0,0) as boot it can't access the USB drive because the USB drivers have not been loaded by the Ubuntu kernel. You can't chainload boot in that fashion. You need to do one of the following:

    a) In your BIOS make the Vista USB drive the primary boot device, then DVD, and then sata drive. So you would plug in the USB drive to boot Vista or un-plug the drive to boot to Ubuntu. This may be a hassle if you have to reset the BIOS all of the time to make the Vista USB drive the first boot device.

    b) copy the Vista partition to a new partition on your sata drive, then you can chainload the Vista install as listed in your menu.lst.

    c) copy the Vista partition as the primary partition on your sata drive, then restore your Vista MBR and use the Windows bootloader to chainload Ubuntu.

    In order to make the partitions you need to boot to the Ubuntu install disc and use gparted to make and copy the partitions or you can use the gparted LiveCD or LiveUSB to accomplish the same thing. These tools are available here:

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
    Last edited by warp99; May 2nd, 2008 at 04:22 PM.
    For those new to Ubuntu most of your answers can be found at help.ubuntu.com or ubuntuguide.org

  3. #3
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    Red face Re: Vista wants doctor.

    Thank you for quick replay.

    Vista is on the 80gb internal HDD, USB2 HDD fat32 for documents.
    Now when i unplug USB HDD, my 1st boot device (dvdrom) wont boot anithing (linux, windows, supergrub).
    I can boot frob dvd, then remove usb hdd.

    When i start Vista install i can see Vista partitions as primary & Ubuntu partitions also primary.

    Vista fixmbr didn't work.
    I install Vista now.

    I'm not

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