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Hi, I'm a newbie and attemped to install Ubuntu 7.1 on my new second hard drive. As soon as the install finished, I got an o/s error when windows xp ...
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    Grub O/S error


    Hi,

    I'm a newbie and attemped to install Ubuntu 7.1 on my new second hard drive. As soon as the install finished, I got an o/s error when windows xp pro sp2 started to boot up. I tried installing with the alternate text installer and got the same result. I can load ubuntu with my live cd, but I don't know how to fix the installer. Please advise.


    Thanks in advance,


    Charles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles2008 View Post
    Hi,

    I'm a newbie and attemped to install Ubuntu 7.1 on my new second hard drive. As soon as the install finished, I got an o/s error when windows xp pro sp2 started to boot up. I tried installing with the alternate text installer and got the same result. I can load ubuntu with my live cd, but I don't know how to fix the installer. Please advise.


    Thanks in advance,


    Charles
    You should be able to get Windows or Linux to boot using the SuperGrub CD - this may be worth a try.

    Does any OS boot eg Linux ? does the install program run to completion and attempt to reboot or are you having to force a reboot ?

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    I get an error that says "error loading o/s"

    I have to press the reset button on the computer to start the system again.

    As soon as the error appears everything stops booting. It does not boot to completion. I can only get the system to boot using the Windows install CD or the Ubuntu CD.

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    Have a look at the super grub disc. Download the iso and burn to a cd. Reboot from the cd. It is an easy way to restore grub
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    Its GRUB/BIOS compatibility issue.

    * First of all, unplug second HD and boot up from first HD having Windows OS. If Windows OS doesn't boot up, boot up from SuperGRUB CD and select 'Fix Windows Boot Loader'. Windows OS will boot up on reboot.

    * Unplug Windows HD and plug-in second disk as Primary. Install Ubuntu. Installation will work fine and Ubuntu will boot up properly.

    * Plug-in Windows HD as Secondary. Ubuntu will boot up by default. Open Terminal and execute this
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    ==: -l, Its small L.

    Post output here. We'll post code for setting up Dual Boot. You have edit only one file for that.
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    per above instructions

    Followed above instructions and here is the output.

    disk / dev/sdb 120 gb

    device boot start end blocks id system
    /devsdb1 * 1 14593 1172182417 7 hpfs/ntfs


    thanks in advance for future help,


    Charles

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    Press Alt+F2 and type this
    Code:
    gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
    It will open menu.lst file in Gedit.
    Add this code at the end of file
    Code:
    title Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    chainloader +1
    Save file and reboot machine. Select Windows XP title in GRUB Menu.
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    Works just fine can dual boot now

    Thanks so much for the help.

    charles

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    Glad to help you Charles2008 !!
    Do start a new thread if you have any other question.
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