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i am setting up a dual boot Vista/MEPIS machine with vista already installed. i re-partitioned the drive for the linux stuff. I had the install write to root since i ...
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    Fresh MEPIS install boot straight into GRUB


    i am setting up a dual boot Vista/MEPIS machine with vista already installed. i re-partitioned the drive for the linux stuff. I had the install write to root since i haven't seen any successful vista boot without the MS bsd crap. any way i did get a nice grub-like boot option and when selected it clearly is loading grub from the partition. unfortunately grub asy all of my partitions are unknown filesystems. the ntfs being partition type 0x7 and the mepis partition being 0xc. now what?

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    a little more info

    so if i boot the CD, i can see all of my new mepis stuff on the partition. the menu.lst looks exactly as i would have typed it. But...
    if i type those commands in grub i get the same unknown filesystem errors.
    so the cd knows something i don't. it says the filesystem is a 'ext3' in Konqueror.

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    success!

    reinstalled mepis
    at grub time, check root not MBR (since i have vista and want to dual boot)
    this time i checked install initrd.
    got a menu choice, selected new (it now saw my prevous install)
    now i can boot vista or mepis.

    P.S. I used EasyBSD (from NeoSmart) to deal with the vista boot crap.

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