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i did the first part without error but when i rebooted it still gave me an error 17 and an error 15 when i used the grub disk and selected ...
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    i did the first part without error but when i rebooted it still gave me an error 17 and an error 15 when i used the grub disk and selected linux

    so i did the second part and the output was...
    Code:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo -s
    root@ubuntu:~# mkdir /manmount
    root@ubuntu:~# mount /dev/hda2 /manmount
    root@ubuntu:~# ls /manmount/boot
    abi-2.6.24-16-generic         initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic.bak
    config-2.6.24-16-generic      memtest86+.bin
    grub                          System.map-2.6.24-16-generic
    initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic
    root@ubuntu:~# cat /manmount/boot/grub/menu.lst
    # 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=6b39e7f5-20d8-48df-af48-89be7533590f ro
    
    ## Setup crashdump menu entries
    ## e.g. crashdump=1
    # crashdump=0
    
    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=(hd0,1)
    
    ## 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            (hd0,1)
    kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=6b39e7f5-20d8-48df-af48-89be7533590f 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            (hd0,1)
    kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=6b39e7f5-20d8-48df-af48-89be7533590f ro single
    initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
    
    title           Ubuntu 8.04, memtest86+
    root            (hd0,1)
    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/sda1
    title           Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    root            (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader     +1
    
    root@ubuntu:~#
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    From your last post it looks like you have kernel and a valid menu.lst file. Try booting from the live CD and run the find command from post #8 ... if it locates the file at (hd0,1) I'd give a separate boot partition a try ...

    Move Windows up to make about 100MB boot partition (at the start of the disk) and do a reinstall using a separate boot partition ... that should work ...

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    idk if i did this how i was supposed to but:
    Code:
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ find /boot/grub/menu.lst
    find: /boot/grub: No such file or directory
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

    i should probably do the boot partition idea....???
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    Code:
    sudo grub
    find /boot/grub/menu.lst
    quit
    Grub should find the menu.lst file located at (hd0,1) ... if it does then try the separate boot partition.

    Ed: example output from my system ...
    Code:
    grub> find /boot/grub/menu.lst
     (hd0,8)
     (hd0,10)
     (hd0,11)
    
    grub>

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    ohhhh, i misunderstood that ok:
    Code:
    grub> find /boot/grub/menu.lst
     (hd0,1)
    
    grub>
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    I'd try the separate boot partition ... everything else seems to check out ... let us know if it works

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    it boots to the grub menu and lets me select operating systems,
    i can select xubuntu and it works,
    but when i select windows xp home it just says
    Code:
    Starting up...
    and it doesnt do anything it just sayd that.

    i know this threads been constantly filled with problems:P
    but i need to have xp running i dont have the install cd.
    plz help
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    Hmm it looks like grub can't use partitions starting at cylinders above probably 1024 cylinder limit & XP is insisting on being on the first partition of the first hard drive in the system ... 1024 cylinders is only about 8GB on your hard drive so I doubt you can get XP and a boot partition within this cyclinder limit ... if you can putting XP first then the boot partition will probably work.

    Does Supergrub boot Windows directly work?
    Can you repost fdisk -l output and /boot/grub/menu.lst file again?

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    .........i was tryin to reinstall xubunu and all my partitions were currupted
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    Perhaps all is not lost, though. Can you still boot up with a live CD to see the partition layout?
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