Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 8 of 8
I hope I'm in the right place to get some help with this. I tried to install ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows xp home. Everything appeared to be progressing normally and ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    minnesta
    Posts
    4

    dual boot Wxp & ubuntu 12.04


    I hope I'm in the right place to get some help with this. I tried to install ubuntu 12.04
    alongside windows xp home. Everything appeared to be progressing normally and I was prompted
    to eject the cd and reboot. The result was:

    error: no such device: 1c8bea6b-44fd-4bef-b0cd-f1ef87666ec2
    grub rescue>_

    I typed ls and got this

    (hd0)(hd0,msdos2)(hd0,msdos1)(fd0)

    The machine is a dell dimension 8250 1Gb Rdram Maxtor 40G [C drive] WD 20G [D drive]
    I wanted to dual boot linux/windows, install linux to D (the only choice given).

    I have downloaded and burned a bunch of utilities in anticipation of problems. The
    machine will still boot from the dvd (not the cd, I don't know why it was ok before)

    I got the computer to boot from
    SystemRescueCD4.1 {sysresccd.org}

    One of the programs is something called partimage:

    sda1 fat16 31.35 Mib --- windows rcovery?
    sda2 ntfs 37.24 GiB --- this is windows (I think)
    sr1 unknown 0 bytes --- what is this? (dvd drive maybe)
    sdb1 ntfs 5.58 Gib
    sdb2 extended
    sdb5 ext3fs 12.53 GiB --- this is Linux (I think)
    sdb6 swap(v1) 1024 MiB --- Linux sxap file

    systemrescueCD also had a chioce to boot a linux opr system
    it had found. I'm sure it worked because I was prompted for my install password and linux is running on the Dell
    (I'm writing this on my HP machine)

    I think all I need is to get grub2 in the right place but don't
    know how to proceed from here.I have been around
    computers since Wln 3.1 but new to linux so will have to
    ask for your patience

  2. #2
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Tucson AZ
    Posts
    3,190
    The information you posted shows two hard drives with two windows partitions on the first drive, sda1 and sda2. The second drive has a small windows partition sdb1, an Extended partition (sdb2) with two Linux partitions. sdb5 would be the Ubuntu filesystem and sda6 swap. The no such device message is indicating that it cannot find the uuid (the long series of letters/numbers). Did you have both drives attached during the install? Do you remember where you installed the Grub bootloader? I would suggest to get more detailed information for someone to help, that you go to the site below, read the instructions in the link in the Description box then download and run the script. You should get a results.txt file you can post here. You will need to boot the Ubuntu installation medium in order to run the script

    Boot Info Script | Free System Administration software downloads at SourceForge.net

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    minnesta
    Posts
    4
    Yes, both drives were installed and could be seen by XP. D was formatted ntfs but empty. I don't recall being given a choice on
    where to install grub. System rescue cd will allow me to boot to linux on sdb5 -- is it ok to run the script from there? Will download
    it and try tomorrow.

    Got the script to run had to type -- sudo ~/Downloads/bootinfoscript-061/bootinfoscript

    sort of like dos - type path and filename it runs if its executable - right?

    the script complained when run "gawk could not be found using busybox instead"

    **** When I installed Linux drive D was the only choice given and the install prog wanted to
    Put Linux in a partition displayed on the right. I tried moving the slider to the left all the
    way but it would stop at appx 6 gig. I think this drive originally came from another computer.
    I put it in the dell a long time ago just for grins. Maybe the Linux install prog saw boot code
    in the first sector of that drive and that's why the partitioning slider acted like that.
    C drive was almost full, so is that why only D given as install choice?

    Should /dev/sdb5 be flagged as boot?
    Ok I'll stop now as I'm probably asking to many questions.....

    /home/sam/Desktop/RESULTS.txt

    Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012]


    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

    => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of
    the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and uses an
    embedded config file:

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    search.fs_uuid 1c8bea6b-44fd-4bef-b0cd-f1ef87666ec2 root
    set prefix=($root)/boot/grub
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -----.
    => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.

    sda1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: vfat
    Boot sector type: Unknown
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: Windows 95
    Boot files: /IO.SYS /MSDOS.SYS /COMMAND.COM

    sda2: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: Windows XP
    Boot files: /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

    sdb1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sdb1 starts
    at sector 0. But according to the info from fdisk,
    sdb1 starts at sector 63.
    Operating System:
    Boot files:

    sdb2: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: Extended Partition
    Boot sector type: Unknown
    Boot sector info:

    sdb5: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: ext4
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS
    Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

    sdb6: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: swap
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:

    ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

    Drive: sda __________________________________________________ ___________________

    Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40027029504 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4866 cylinders, total 78177792 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

    /dev/sda1 63 64,259 64,197 de Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2 * 64,260 78,156,224 78,091,965 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS


    Drive: sdb __________________________________________________ ___________________

    Disk /dev/sdb: 20.5 GB, 20520493056 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2494 cylinders, total 40079088 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

    /dev/sdb1 * 63 11,700,261 11,700,199 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sdb2 11,702,270 40,077,311 28,375,042 5 Extended
    /dev/sdb5 11,702,272 37,984,255 26,281,984 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb6 37,986,304 40,077,311 2,091,008 82 Linux swap / Solaris


    "blkid" output: __________________________________________________ ______________

    Device UUID TYPE LABEL

    /dev/sda1 07D2-0A1A vfat DellUtility
    /dev/sda2 828CDD5F8CDD4DF3 ntfs Win_XP
    /dev/sdb1 01CF45FE84047C90 ntfs Pri_Slv
    /dev/sdb5 1c8bea6b-44fd-4bef-b0cd-f1ef87666ec2 ext4
    /dev/sdb6 acb8ec7e-bbf2-4c7b-b331-b561f82daf81 swap

    ================================ Mount points: =================================

    Device Mount_Point Type Options

    /dev/sdb5 / ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)


    ================================ sda2/boot.ini: ================================

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    =========================== sdb5/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
    set have_grubenv=true
    load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
    set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
    save_env saved_entry
    set prev_saved_entry=
    save_env prev_saved_entry
    set boot_once=true
    fi

    function savedefault {
    if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
    saved_entry="${chosen}"
    save_env saved_entry
    fi
    }

    function recordfail {
    set recordfail=1
    if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }

    function load_video {
    insmod vbe
    insmod vga
    insmod video_bochs
    insmod video_cirrus
    }

    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 1c8bea6b-44fd-4bef-b0cd-f1ef87666ec2
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=auto
    load_video
    insmod gfxterm
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 1c8bea6b-44fd-4bef-b0cd-f1ef87666ec2
    set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
    set lang=en_US
    insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ] ; then
    set timeout=-1
    else
    set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    if background_color 44,0,30; then
    clear
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    function gfxmode {
    set gfxpayload="${1}"
    if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; then
    set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
    else
    set vt_handoff=
    fi
    }
    if [ "${recordfail}" != 1 ]; then
    if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
    if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
    if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
    fi
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    export linux_gfx_mode
    if [ "${linux_gfx_mode}" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.11.0-15-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 1c8bea6b-44fd-4bef-b0cd-f1ef87666ec2
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic root=UUID=1c8bea6b-44fd-4bef-b0cd-f1ef87666ec2 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-15-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.11.0-15-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 1c8bea6b-44fd-4bef-b0cd-f1ef87666ec2
    echo 'Loading Linux 3.11.0-15-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic root=UUID=1c8bea6b-44fd-4bef-b0cd-f1ef87666ec2 ro recovery nomodeset
    echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-15-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 1c8bea6b-44fd-4bef-b0cd-f1ef87666ec2
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd1,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 1c8bea6b-44fd-4bef-b0cd-f1ef87666ec2
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (on /dev/sda2)" --class windows --class os {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 828CDD5F8CDD4DF3
    drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    chainloader +1
    }
    set timeout_style=menu
    if [ "${timeout}" = 0 ]; then
    set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    if [ -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
    source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    =============================== sdb5/etc/fstab: ================================

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    # / was on /dev/sdb5 during installation
    UUID=1c8bea6b-44fd-4bef-b0cd-f1ef87666ec2 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # swap was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
    UUID=acb8ec7e-bbf2-4c7b-b331-b561f82daf81 none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    =================== sdb5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

    GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

    = boot/grub/core.img 1
    = boot/grub/grub.cfg 1
    = boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-15-generic 1
    = boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic 1
    = initrd.img 1
    = vmlinuz 1

    ======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================

    Unknown BootLoader on sda1

    00000000 eb 44 90 44 65 6c 6c 20 34 2e 31 00 02 04 01 00 |.D.Dell 4.1.....|
    00000010 02 00 02 00 00 f8 3f 00 3f 00 ff 00 3f 00 00 00 |......?.?...?...|
    00000020 c5 fa 00 00 80 00 29 1a 0a d2 07 44 65 6c 6c 55 |......)....DellU|
    00000030 74 69 6c 69 74 79 46 41 54 31 36 20 20 20 00 00 |tilityFAT16 ..|
    00000040 00 00 00 00 00 00 fa b8 00 00 8e d0 bc fc 7b fb |..............{.|
    00000050 fc 8e d8 ff 0e 13 04 8b 0e 13 04 c1 e1 06 8e c1 |................|
    00000060 b9 00 01 33 f6 33 ff f3 66 a5 c7 06 72 04 45 44 |...3.3..f...r.ED|
    00000070 0e 1f 8e c0 e8 1d 01 0f 82 b9 00 66 0f b7 06 16 |...........f....|
    00000080 7c 66 d1 e0 66 0f b7 1e 0e 7c 66 03 c3 66 03 06 ||f..f....|f..f..|
    00000090 1c 7c 66 a3 3e 7c a1 11 7c ba 20 00 f7 e2 bb 00 |.|f.>|..|. .....|
    000000a0 02 f7 f3 8b e8 bb 00 05 e8 a5 00 0f 82 85 00 ba |................|
    000000b0 10 00 b9 0b 00 be e0 7d 8b fb f3 a6 74 13 83 c3 |.......}....t...|
    000000c0 20 4a 75 ee 66 ff 06 3e 7c 4d 75 d9 be d4 7d eb | Ju.f..>|Mu...}.|
    000000d0 6b 66 0f b7 06 11 7c 66 ba 20 00 00 00 66 f7 e2 |kf....|f. ...f..|
    000000e0 66 0f b7 0e 0b 7c 66 03 c1 66 48 66 f7 f1 66 01 |f....|f..fHf..f.|
    000000f0 06 3e 7c 66 a1 3e 7c 66 26 a3 fc 7b 66 26 0f b7 |.>|f.>|f&..{f&..|
    00000100 47 1a 8b f8 2d 02 00 66 0f b6 1e 0d 7c 66 f7 e3 |G...-..f....|f..|
    00000110 66 01 06 3e 7c bb 00 07 bd 04 00 e8 32 00 72 14 |f..>|.......2.r.|
    00000120 81 c3 00 02 66 ff 06 3e 7c 4d 75 ef bd 00 7c ea |....f..>|Mu...|.|
    00000130 00 02 70 00 be c7 7d eb 03 be d4 7d e8 02 00 eb |..p...}....}....|
    00000140 fe ac 3c 00 74 09 b4 0e bb 07 00 cd 10 eb f2 c3 |..<.t...........|
    00000150 66 a1 3e 7c 66 33 d2 66 0f b7 0e 18 7c 66 f7 f1 |f.>|f3.f....|f..|
    00000160 66 42 88 16 45 7c 66 33 d2 66 0f b7 0e 1a 7c 66 |fB..E|f3.f....|f|
    00000170 f7 f1 88 16 44 7c a3 42 7c b8 01 02 8b 0e 42 7c |....D|.B|.....B||
    00000180 c0 e5 06 0a 2e 45 7c 86 e9 8a 36 44 7c 8a 16 24 |.....E|...6D|..$|
    00000190 7c cd 13 c3 26 80 3e c2 07 06 74 2a b8 01 02 bb ||...&.>...t*....|
    000001a0 00 06 b9 01 00 b6 00 8a 16 24 7c cd 13 72 17 26 |.........$|..r.&|
    000001b0 c6 06 c2 07 06 b8 01 03 bb 00 06 b9 01 00 b6 00 |................|
    000001c0 8a 16 24 7c cd 13 c3 44 69 73 6b 20 65 72 72 6f |..$|...Disk erro|
    000001d0 72 0d 0a 00 4e 6f 20 6c 6f 61 64 65 72 0d 0a 00 |r...No loader...|
    000001e0 49 4f 20 20 20 20 20 20 53 59 53 00 00 00 00 00 |IO SYS.....|
    000001f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |..............U.|
    00000200

    Unknown BootLoader on sdb2

    00000000 4d 6a 42 2d 7a e1 9b 83 1c 4a 62 c7 d1 ea a7 54 |MjB-z....Jb....T|
    00000010 19 aa d9 00 40 a9 fb fd 3b 66 31 00 80 f6 bc 92 |....@...;f1.....|
    00000020 72 c9 36 ad cf c4 05 00 fd 14 f1 e8 ba 51 02 76 |r.6..........Q.v|
    00000030 a8 d5 ee 02 13 01 6e e9 8c 18 9e 63 16 e4 d5 89 |......n....c....|
    00000040 9b 66 b5 57 42 0f e8 fa 12 5c ae 2d d3 b6 c5 ba |.f.WB....\.-....|
    00000050 29 17 4c 36 3d 46 a4 a5 9c 94 d4 d0 da d4 8a 36 |).L6=F.........6|
    00000060 e5 ae fc b5 e0 b2 d6 51 56 22 f3 b6 dc ba dd e6 |.......QV"......|
    00000070 fe 0a 97 33 4e 2e 55 6d 63 35 54 17 bc 90 cf 27 |...3N.Umc5T....'|
    00000080 20 6e 70 85 81 b5 db 6e fa 23 22 44 fa 7e 7d c9 | np....n.#"D.~}.|
    00000090 09 7c 86 f9 53 a9 1d 7e 34 f0 3e 5a d5 ae af 0b |.|..S..~4.>Z....|
    000000a0 a3 b1 ad 24 b5 9c 5c 84 b4 5c a1 e7 e2 d7 6f 26 |...$..\..\....o&|
    000000b0 52 36 6e 5b 27 99 38 c3 c0 5f 34 16 ab 33 3b cf |R6n['.8.._4..3;.|
    000000c0 e6 85 1e 30 2d a8 8e 71 dc 3a 7f 4e f0 a8 99 56 |...0-..q.:.N...V|
    000000d0 ff 1f 8c 4c 5a 91 a3 84 64 99 a3 05 da 88 a2 35 |...LZ...d......5|
    000000e0 57 e5 d2 cd 04 15 47 be 1a e5 b5 2a ff e5 3c f2 |W.....G....*..<.|
    000000f0 67 aa 54 92 49 78 20 a5 53 cc e3 1f dd b3 f6 dd |g.T.Ix .S.......|
    00000100 e3 31 f7 d1 56 41 16 20 7f 13 c5 ca 09 e4 a7 83 |.1..VA. ........|
    00000110 b2 26 1d eb 8d 42 8a 63 c8 12 47 ba 10 94 fe 45 |.&...B.c..G....E|
    00000120 00 cf e6 1b c9 a9 f8 20 22 4a 8b 08 11 d1 54 a0 |....... "J....T.|
    00000130 26 b7 78 79 5f e2 ad 61 db e5 90 f4 4f 80 e7 38 |&.xy_..a....O..8|
    00000140 1d e4 65 97 2e 9e 08 ec b9 3d 3a 58 89 30 ce 9b |..e......=:X.0..|
    00000150 c7 b4 92 0a 0e e9 ae 9e cc fa 45 13 36 8a df 93 |..........E.6...|
    00000160 78 55 ca 60 27 a1 b4 0a 0a 4e 7a eb ba b5 4e 7a |xU.`'....Nz...Nz|
    00000170 63 0d 21 2d 4e 65 af ce 58 ec 98 b1 25 34 85 61 |c.!-Ne..X...%4.a|
    00000180 45 a9 86 48 e2 a8 c5 24 09 41 15 92 97 0a 6f b8 |E..H...$.A....o.|
    00000190 7f 54 ee 5e bf 0d 9a 12 76 ae 17 f6 f2 ad e9 71 |.T.^....v......q|
    000001a0 ab cc 24 c3 a6 8f 4b 6c 16 88 24 97 92 98 6c 95 |..$...Kl..$...l.|
    000001b0 60 8a b8 f8 0f 42 15 e3 45 60 f9 23 29 01 00 6e |`....B..E`.#)..n|
    000001c0 97 d8 83 fe ff ff 02 00 00 00 00 08 91 01 00 fe |................|
    000001d0 ff ff 05 fe ff ff 02 08 91 01 00 f0 1f 00 00 00 |................|
    000001e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
    000001f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |..............U.|
    00000200


    ========= Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive: =========

    sdc

    =============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

    xz: (stdin): Compressed data is corrupt
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
    Last edited by sam1951; 03-26-2014 at 12:46 PM. Reason: ran bootinfoscript

  4. #4
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Tucson AZ
    Posts
    3,190
    Should /dev/sdb5 be flagged as boot?
    NO. It is not necessary with Linux, only windows need it.

    You can see in the results.txt output at the very top that the Ubuntu Grub bootloader is in the master boot record of sda where you have your windows installs. It states that it is looking for the core.img file which it needs to boot but is looking for it on that drive and Ubuntu is on the other drive, sdb5. Don't know why that happened.

    Since you can boot from the SystemRescueCD into Ubuntu, do that and run this command: sudo grub-install /dev/sda

    Hopefully that will work. If not post back or take a look at the site below which has a number of ways to repair the Grub bootloader with Ubuntu.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Installing

  5. #5
    Linux Enthusiast TNFrank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Crossville, TN. USA
    Posts
    721
    Still trying to figure out why anyone would want to dual boot with Windows XP? It's end of life, no more support after April so why not just dump it and come on over to Linux full time for your one and only op system? I mean you do know you can run most if not all Windows XP programs under WINE, right?
    Why people continue to hang onto Windows when it's one of the worst op systems on the planet is beyond me.
    Last edited by TNFrank; 03-27-2014 at 09:26 PM.
    "Now, what y'all wanna do?
    Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
    Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
    9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?"

  6. #6
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    minnesta
    Posts
    4
    Did sudo grub-install/dev/sda ..... then sudo update grub ...... ran bootinfoscript .... did not notice change in results.txt

    Still had grub rescue> on reboot, was about to post that when I decided to look around in the bios just for grins .....

    I noticed this Line...

    Primary Drive 0 ........... Hard Drive
    Primary Drive 1 ........... Off I changed Off to Auto and......

    Hooray! ..... there is my boot menu and I boot from the hard drive to Linux
    Reboot ..... and wonder of wonders there is Win XP (after it ran Chkdsk on C)

    Soooo ..... now I feel dumb ..... but in my own defense I will say I didn't think I would have to change something
    in bios for a hard drive that Windows could write/read and was seen From Linux (once it booted from sysrescueCD)
    by Gparted. The answer is often something that makes me want to slap my forehead .....Oh well, live and learn.

    Anyway thanks so much for helping me. I posted this problem in another forum and got no response so I appreciate very
    much someone taking the time to think about my problem.

  7. #7
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    minnesta
    Posts
    4
    I will eventually switch, just wanted to try Linux on one of my older machines ... and see how much help was out there.
    Thanks to all the people who read these posts and try to help us newbies.

  8. #8
    Just Joined! fenario's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Rylstone NSW Australia
    Posts
    36
    Quote Originally Posted by TNFrank View Post
    ....you can run most if not all Windows XP programs under WINE, right?
    Well there is hardware, like scanners, webcams, adc for video etc. that have no linux drivers but have windows drivers.
    So that could be a good reason?
    Anyway, this forum is not about hating Windows but loving Linux. Let's keep up a good feeling in this, our forum!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •