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    Problems Grub - MInt 10 & WIn7


    Hello, I need help. I had a Mint 9 now installed the version 10. Everything went well but when the Grub menu appears and choose the option win7 can not enter the seven. Someone help me? Thank you.

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    Did you install Mint 10 on the same partition you previously had Mint 9?
    Are you able to boot into Mint?
    Did your compter come with windows 7 preinstalled?

    If you can boot into Mint, do that and open a terminal so you can get your partition information to post here, run the command: sudo fdisk -l (lower case Letter L in the command).

    Would also help it you posted your grub.cfg file in the /boot/grub directory.

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    hi

    Did you install Mint 10 on the same partition you previously had Mint 9? YES
    Are you able to boot into Mint? YES
    Did your compter come with windows 7 preinstalled? YES

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000d35e8

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 13107 105280513 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda2 * 13108 21636 68509192+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 26373 60801 276550942+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda5 1 11312 90860544 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 12569 13107 4323328 82 Linux swap / Solaris

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    Interesting. Most preinstalled windows 7 come with three partitions. A small boot partition, a system partition and a recovery partition. Your output shows two partitions with sda2 marked as bootable which should be the filesystem with boot files. Did you look at the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file I asked you to post earlier? Do that and see if you have an entry for windows or other and if you do, post the contents of the file.

    You may be able to get the windows entry in your menu by updating Grub. Open a terminal while booted into Mint and run this command: sudo update-grub.

    If that doesn't work, post your grub.cfg file as well as any error messages you get.

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    hi, forgot to inform you that the pc came with Vista, but I put the 7.

    #
    # 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 part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2ab17c7f-c93d-4153-8a1b-30afec76b37c
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=640x480
    load_video
    insmod gfxterm
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2ab17c7f-c93d-4153-8a1b-30afec76b37c
    set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
    set lang=en
    insmod gettext
    if [ "${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
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2ab17c7f-c93d-4153-8a1b-30afec76b37c
    insmod png
    if background_image /boot/grub/linuxmint.png ; then
    set color_normal=white/black
    set color_highlight=white/light-gray
    else
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=white/light-gray
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    menuentry 'Linux Mint 10 64-bit, 2.6.35-22-generic (/dev/sda5)' --class linuxmint --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2ab17c7f-c93d-4153-8a1b-30afec76b37c
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=2ab17c7f-c93d-4153-8a1b-30afec76b37c ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Linux Mint 10 64-bit, 2.6.35-22-generic (/dev/sda5) -- recovery mode' --class linuxmint --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2ab17c7f-c93d-4153-8a1b-30afec76b37c
    echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.35-22-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=2ab17c7f-c93d-4153-8a1b-30afec76b37c ro single
    echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###

    ### 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='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2ab17c7f-c93d-4153-8a1b-30afec76b37c
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 2ab17c7f-c93d-4153-8a1b-30afec76b37c
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

    sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg

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    In your first post, you indicated that after the install of Mint 10, you were given the option on the boot menu for windows 7 and when you selected it, if failed to boot into windows.

    The menu you see on the screen when booting with Grub comes from the menuentry lines in the grub.cfg file you posted. As you can see by looking at it, there is no entry for windows!! No entry for "other"!!

    Prior to installing Mint 10, were you using Grub to boot?
    When did you install windows 7? Have you had it for some time? Is it recent? Before or after Mint 10?

    When you installed Mint 10, did you install the Grub bootloader to the master boot record?

    Have you run sudo update-grub? If not, that would be the first step I would suggest.

    Was this a full, new install of Mint 10 or an upgrade?

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