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Originally Posted by jonyo i'd suggest starting a separate thread and linking it to the info you have given here Thanks for the god advice. Iam going to do that. ...
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- 01-18-2012 #11
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- Jan 2012
You couldnt know, but for me it is not easy much less easily acceptable to rebuild two established OS. If it was for the fun of exploring systems only, ok, but i actually use this things for getting (some) things done. So, reestablishing two atm fully opperational systems to get a third running does not look like the lazy way to me...
I still think there is some sollution. Might try and use grub instead of grub2. The documentation seems to be much better.
- 01-19-2012 #12
very important to start out establishing the issue(s), one of the probs with linux can be that there are typically many options in terms of the 'how' to go about it, from the initial plan, to fixing something somewhere in between
one of the probs with installing xp after later vers of win's already installed, is that it automatically loads its own (or xp) mbr, and wipes out whatever was there prior, and won't then boot into the newer stuff without some fixing
whereas when xp is installed first, you can then install vista or 7 with no (new) boot issues,
then you can have stuff out there that is well established , then grub 2 can come into the picture
i've not used grub2, and not sure at this point how you could easily get xp booting up with what you have,
doesn't sound like a huge issue tho, as 2 systems are booting fine,
i don't try new stuff on or unless important things are fully backed up first
("cannot find ang0/neogrub/autoneogrub on all drives")
they could prob sort it out quick and good bet there is a grub option/solution also that folks here could sort out
Last edited by jonyo; 01-19-2012 at 01:23 AM.
- 01-20-2012 #13
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Solved it! XP installed after win7 and Mint11 with grub2
I finally realized, that the error must be in the xp system, so i tried booting it as single OS by unplugging the first hd.
With same "missing Bootmgr....." message as before.
What i did:
- I kept the first hd unplugged and did a clean xp install on the remaining hds first primary partition which i recreated before install.
- plugged my first hd in again and, booting to Mint i runCode:
That was it! I now have all three OSs in the grub2 menu. I dont now what to say except thank you jonyo for encouraging me and sorry ooleyguy for entering your thread in this bad-manner-way.
I feel unsure about making this issue a new thread though. Think it could be helpful, but it might as well be confusing... If someone forum-experienced reads this and feels for it: please go ahead and make it so (or contact me if i am the one who has to do it... see i'm green for two, hehe)