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ok, i have a computer with windows xp and a 160gb hd, and im trying to dual boot with xubuntu i used the gparted live cd to make an extra ...
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- 08-22-2008 #1
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
- 08-23-2008 #2
Can you post the output of
sudo fdisk -l
Also can you boot Xubuntu using the SuperGrub CD?
- 08-23-2008 #3
i had to use the ubuntu live cd to get this , i cant get to the xubuntu intallation
- 08-23-2008 #4
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.
- 08-24-2008 #5
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.
- 08-24-2008 #6
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.
- 08-24-2008 #7
its just the install cd,
ill reinstall it and see if it helps
- 08-24-2008 #8
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:
- 08-24-2008 #9
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:~$
- 08-25-2008 #10
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