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Old 08-28-2008, 10:20 AM   #1
lalo_abx
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Question 2 linux + 1 Win - No boot - Help needed!

Hello,

I tryed to install Ubuntu 8.04, Kwort Linux 2.4 and Win XP pro.
Win XP is on a disk by itself (sdb), and both linux distros and one ntfs partition on other disk (sda).
I installed the OSes in the following order: 1st Win XP, 2nd Kwort, 3rd Ubuntu.
The sistem boots directly to Win, neither LILO (kwort) was installed, nor GRUB (Ubuntu).

What I've tryed:

1st - Using Supergrub CD to install grub (parameters below), all went fine the machine booted to GRUB presentin the menu, but none of the OS booted when selected - Linux distros always saying 'no such partition' and Win 'failed to load NTLDR(?) press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot'

2nd - Fixed Win MBR and the sistem booted fine to WinXP

3rd - Using Supergrub CD I tried to boot from all partitions that showed on the menu and none(!) booted any of the linux distros only Win XP!

4th - Used Ubuntu LiveCD to see if the partitions were there and all partitions and filesystems were there(!), with Gparted I flagged /dev/sda3 as 'boot' hoping that at least ubuntu would boot, the I repeated the 1st step - the same results occurred, GRUB installed fine but no OS booted!

5th - Tried everything I could with Supergrub CD with no results!

I don't know what to do anymore! Please some Help.

Below are the disk partitions and GRUB parameteres:

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sda2 1 8510 68356543+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 * 8511 8998 3919860 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 8999 9484 3903795 83 Linux
/dev/sda1 9485 9733 2000092+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 9485 9733 2000061 82 Linux swap / Solaris


/dev/sdb1 * 1 6374 51199123+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb2 6375 14945 68846557+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdb5 6375 14945 68846526 7 HPFS/NTFS



## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=668604e2-da10-4059-8f90-f2de5ad38f5f ro quiet splash locale=pt_PT
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=668604e2-da10-4059-8f90-f2de5ad38f5f ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04.1, memtest86+
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda4.
title Linux (on /dev/sda4)
root (hd0,3)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdd4 ro vga = normal
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sdb1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd1,0)
savedefault
makeactive
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader +1
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