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    Angry Dual Boot Noproblem, what about four systems ?

    Hello to everyone

    I decide to break domination of MS systems on my PC and install it Ubuntu. But why to make life easier ? I decide to install two ubuntu Desktop i Server (just for exercise). Everything was fine till I install it Windows 2003 Server. When I'm choosing from GRUB boot loader menu: XP is starting and is fine, but when I'm choosing Win 2003 Server is starting but is removing automatically MBR and after restart I don't see GRUb loader but only MS one. And I need to go through whole Live CD proces.

    The question is is it just Win 2003 problem or it's me

    The other question: How can I check which partiion chose Linux desktop and which for Linux Server. When I'm doing fdisk -l is shoing me sda I resume its first disk and then 1,2,3, for partitions and sdb for second disk and 1,2,3,.. for part. But in menu.lst I need to chose hdX,Y what is X what is Y.

    I apologize for this sort of question but I'm stuck and I can't find nothing about four systems on one PC.

    Thanks

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    Re: Dual Boot Noproblem, what about four systems ?

    You can reinstall Grub:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=224351
    Post:
    sudo fdisk -l
    cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

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    Re: Dual Boot Noproblem, what about four systems ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Qbito View Post
    The question is is it just Win 2003 problem or it's me
    Must be a Windows 2003 issue. Windows Server systems probably want to be the only Operating System installed on the computer. (Which, admittedly, makes some kind of sense in a production environment, but severely limits your options if you're running it on a test machine.)

    The other question: How can I check which partiion chose Linux desktop and which for Linux Server.
    Not sure, but I guess you could be looking into the "menu.lst" file on both partitions, and see what that says.

    in menu.lst I need to chose hdX,Y what is X what is Y.
    The X and Y are numbers.
    X represents the disk number, and starts counting from 0 (not 1). So, "(hd0)" will be your first harddisk (i.e., "sda"), "(hd1)" will be your second harddisk (i.e., "sdb"), etc.
    Y represents the partition number, and also starts counting from 0 (not 1). So, "(hd0,0)" will be the first partition of your first harddisk (i.e., "sda1"), "(hd0,1)" will be the second partition of your first harddisk (i.e., "sda2"), etc.; "(hd1,0)" will be the first partition of your second harddisk (i.e., "sdb1"), "(hd1,1)" will be the second partition of your second harddisk (i.e., "sdb2"), etc.

    I apologize for this sort of question but I'm stuck and I can't find nothing about four systems on one PC.

    Thanks[/QUOTE]

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    Re: Dual Boot Noproblem, what about four systems ?

    Hi thsts my fdisk -l:

    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xf155f155

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 8766 70412863+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 8767 60801 417971137+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 8767 15322 52661038+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 15323 16678 10892038+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda7 16679 28836 97659103+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda8 * 28837 59296 244669918+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda9 59297 60049 6048441 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda10 60050 60801 6040408+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x04d004cf

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 1 1 8001 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sdb2 2 38913 312560640 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sdb5 2 8824 70870716 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sdb6 8825 38913 241689861 7 HPFS/NTFS

    and that's my menu.lst:

    title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
    root (hd0,6)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=f4dcd422-f2a0-4151-8f47-7a8828c1566e 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 (hd0,6)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=f4dcd422-f2a0-4151-8f47-7a8828c1566e ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

    title Ubuntu 8.04, memtest86+
    root (hd0,6)
    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 Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    root (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1


    Can you tell my from fdisk-l where is my Ubuntu Server and which partition I need to chose on menu.lst ?

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    Re: Dual Boot Noproblem, what about four systems ?

    This is not the full output of your menu.lst
    Copy and paste here.

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