Dual Boot problem
tbag at internode.on.net
Sat Dec 16 11:49:07 UTC 2006
I'm new to Ubuntu and am having trouble installing Xubuntu 6.10
I am using the "Alternate CD" and have succeeded on my older test box but
have problems on the box I use for everyday purposes.
On each box I have 2 primary partitions, and one extended.
The first partition contains XP and Xubuntu is in the second.
Grub is installed into the Xubuntu partition, rather than the MBR. In the
test box I am able to toggle the active partition (using parted from
SystemRescueCD) and either boot directly into XP, or to either XP or
Xubuntu via Grub.
However on my main machine I can toggle the active partition and boot into
XP, but cannot get Grub to start, and hence cannot boot into Xubuntu. - (I
get the error message "missing operating system)
I noticed the following odd behavior on the main machine:
During installation it referred to the SATA drive as SCISI1, and named my
second primary partition /dev/sda3 - the extended partition was named /dev/sda2
In addition running Grub from the SystemRescueCD reports Xubuntu on (hd0,2)
Mounting /dev/sda3 from the SystemRescueCD shows menu.lst to be consistent
with this naming convention.
I attempted to boot using grub from the SystemRescueCD as described at
http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux/grub/grub.htm, but control falls
though to the SystemRescueCD.
run_qtparted from the SystemRescueCD also crashes on attempting to display
partitions on /dev/sda
The setup is:
Asus A7N8X - Deluxe
+ Extended partition containing Linux swap and a number of NTFS partions
I'm really not sure what to try next and any assistance would be greatly
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