Edubuntu Installation / Dual Boot Problem
rockprinzess at gmail.com
Sun May 27 19:57:04 UTC 2007
ohh actually I thought grub would install itself into /
Oh yeah I think there's my problem that I didn't actually made a
seperate /boot partition, do you think that adding a separate /boot partition
might actually solve my problem?!
The integrated gparted didn't let me make my / parition bootable, I've never
used the desktop cds before to install ubuntu (only the alternate cds), so I
have no idea how to make it bootable?
Does this mean the windows boot partition will be gone, once grub overwrites
it? Does this mean windows will be no more and I'll have to re-install
I'm sorry, but I've never had a dual-boot installation before!
Cheers for your help!
Am Sonntag, 27. Mai 2007 schrieb john:
> Hi Theresa,
> If grub failed to install then you won't have any luck running
> commands with grub I suspect. Here's a couple of questions:
> Where did you choose to install grub?
> Did you make your / partition bootable (I assume that's where the
> Linux kernel is since you didn't mention a seperate boot partition)?
> Grub will probably want to over-write the windows boot partition,
> with it's own info... is that the way you chose to install it?
> In short, a little more info please.
> On 5/27/07, Theresa <rockprinzess at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I've been lurking on this mailing list for quite a while. As you may, or
> > may not, already know I've been doing this Edubuntu project for the past
> > 4 months in my local highschool for my bachelor degree. So far so good,
> > everything works like a treat with Edubuntu Edgy.
> > Now the school (the network admin) asked me to setup/install Edubuntu
> > Feisty on a local machine. The only condition is that Windows XP will
> > still be available, I've read lots of wikis and peoples reactions on dual
> > boot, so I didn't consider it much of a problem.
> > I began installing Edubuntu Feisty from the Desktop CD, in the partition
> > menu I chose
> > sda1 (being the windows xp parition) ..... I didn't touch this. it's NTFS
> > format
> > sda2 (will be the linux partition) ......I think this was around 5gb as
> > EXT3 is my / partition
> > sda3 ...700mb as my SWAP partition
> > sda4 ..the rest of it probably around 15GB...EXT3 again as my /home
> > partition
> > The installation aborted at 94% prompted by the following error message
> > "The execution of <<grub install (hd0) >> has failed. This is a serious
> > problem" ... something along these lines.
> > At home I hooked up on IRC #edubuntu to get some answers to my problem.
> > So far I've tried
> > sudo grub
> > find /media/disk-1/boot/grub/stage1
> > ---> this caused: Error15: File not found
> > I've also tried sudo grub-install /dev/sda2
> > prompted by "The file /boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly."
> > I really don't know what to do right now. Is it impossible to install
> > Edubuntu Feisty on that machine? What caused these errors or why won't
> > Grub install?!
> > I'll appreciate ANY advice.
> > Thank you in advance,
> > Theresa
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