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    Thumbs down GRUB does not load

    -> I had XP in IDE 40GB disk and i installed ubuntu in an other IDE disk
    -> Everything was smooth

    -> Then i removed the 40GB disk and installed a 250GB Sata on which i installed XP from scratch
    -> Then GRUB stopped loading

    -> Then I tried re-installing Ubuntu so that it would(should) work
    -> But after two tries still i get no grub loading
    -> Both times i installed grub on MBR

    Any suggestions would be great help
    How to configure my system to load grub if i cannot boot in Ubuntu in anyway?
    ( I tried changing the boot order from BIOS so that it look for the disk with Ubuntu first but it stuck doing nothing, no error message )

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    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    See if you can post a copy of your /boot/grub/menu.lst file so we can have a look to see what might be wrong. You can use a Knoppix Live-CD or some other live-cd to drill down to it to post it here, and to edit it.

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    Linux Engineer Nerderello's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    North East England
    see if this will work for you:-


    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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    Is there any chance that the problem has to do with windows being on sata?
    As i was reading Nerderello's directions i didnt come aling any naming issues of sata hard drives in linux..
    So, should i assume that since my hd is on sata1 the path is dev/hde?

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    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    Knee deep in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Sata drives will be sda.
    If you have one sata, and one ide, it should look like

    sata =sda
    If you want to learn more about linux take a linux journey
    Use CODE tags when posting output of commands. Thank you.

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