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dual boot problems, plz help
and im trying to dual boot with xubuntu
i used the gparted live cd to make an extra partition for xubuntu,
i booted the xubuntu install cd, installed xubuntu on the second partition
and during the installation i installed grub boot loader to the hard drives mbr
then i restarted the computer
grub error 17
so i put in the super grub disk
i fixed the mbr so it automatically boots into windows,
but i dont know how to set it up so i can choose from either xp or xubuntu at startup,
when i try to boot into xubuntu from the grub disk it says it doesnt detect any linux installations
Can you post the output of
sudo fdisk -l
Also can you boot Xubuntu using the SuperGrub CD?
i had to use the ubuntu live cd to get this , i cant get to the xubuntu intallation
Did you mean to give Xubuntu only about 2 gigs of hard drive space? Cuz I'm thinking you would need a little more than that, even for a minimal install.
i didnt think it would need much since all my personal files are on the xp partition as well as my games,
i was just planning on messing and experimenting with the xubuntu partition.
it still has almost 500mb left unused.
I looked into it a little more, and you're right. 2 gigs should be fine for playing around with it. But I was looking at the GRUB Manual, and it would seem that Error 17 means that the filesystem isn't being recognized, therefore can't be mounted.
Is the Xubuntu CD a Live CD as well, or just an install media? If it's a live CD, can you boot into Xubuntu from there? If not, you may need to reinstall.
its just the install cd,
ill reinstall it and see if it helps
You should be able to runCode:
sudo fdisk -l
My thoughts if this does not work is a small boot partition at the beginning of the disk (but I would have expected error 18 for BIOS limit exceeded) ... also could you fire up Xubuntu using SuperGrub ?
When you boot do you get the grub menu ... or does grub just throw error 17? can you tryCode:
ok, here goes:
i reformatted the second partition and reinstalled xubuntu on it.
it ejected the cd , i took it out, restarted the computer
when it started grub just gives
so i restarted it with the grub super disk and selected linux, and it gave me
the output of sudo fdisk -l was:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/hda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hda1 1 19189 154135611 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/hda2 * 19190 19433 1959930 83 Linux /dev/hda3 19434 19457 192780 82 Linux swap / Solaris ubuntu@ubuntu:~$
Try a manual reinstall of grub first of all use ...
sudo -s grub root (hd0,1) setup (hd0) quit
If you get a grub menu but the Linux option does not work then reboot from the live cd and try ...
sudo -s mkdir /manmount mount /dev/hda2 /manmount ls /manmount/boot cat /manmount/boot/grub/menu.lst