Tim Johnson tim at cybersmart.co.za
Tue Apr 13 20:56:15 BST 2010

I've had this problem a couple of times since installing 10.04 Beta and
this is what I've done to fix the prob... (go to the end)

On Tue, 2010-04-13 at 12:21 +0200, frans wrote:
> On 10/04/13 11:42 AM, Sinjin Swanepoel wrote:
> > Use the repair option on the windows cd. Once you're in the repair
> > console. I think the command to type is: fixmbr
> > This should replace Grub with the windows boot loader. I dont know how
> > this will effect your other OS's, but im sure it is possible that the
> > windows loader will pick them up.
> >
> >    
> windows xp sertainly does not do  this... had no need with vista or 7 
> yet so not sure what they'll do
> > On Tue, 2010-04-13 at 09:08 +0200, vincent wrote:
> >    
> >> I recently loaded 10.04 beta on my system alongside 8.04 and XP. All
> >> went great for a while and I think its the best version to date.
> >>
> >> However, being beta, its become extremely buggy and constant downloads
> >> are necessary.
> >>
> >> This is not a problem, but somehow I've now lost the ability to boot XP
> >> and believe me, this is a problem.
> >>
> >> The error I get after selecting XP at the grub menu is "no module name
> >> found" Aborting.
> >>      
> just thought of  something Grub's configuration file changed a bit since 
> 9.10...
> it now is not in the menu.lst  file any more but in the /boot/grub/grub.cfg
> in the same folder should be the ntfs.mod and ntfscomp.mod files, 
> propably you short some of those files?
> >> This is a new development as I was able to boot into XP with no problem
> >> until now.
> >>
> >> I've done re-installs of 10.04 as well as 8.04 a number of time's, all to no avail.
> >>
> >> The partition containing XP is there and all the data is in it, so it hasn't been
> >> deleted. I just can't access it.
> >>
> >> I'm trying to avoid a re-install of XP, as this would really be starting from the beginning again with windows formatting the hard drive totally.
> >>
> >> Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
> >>
> >> Vincent
> >>
Boot using a Windows XP disk.
Select Repair Installation
Go into the command prompt 
Type fixboot (Answer yes to the questions)
Type fixmbr (Answer yes again)
Type exit
How to restore the Ubuntu/XP/Vista/7 bootloader (Updated for Ubuntu

This How-to is for windows dual booters who reinstall an operating
system only to find that it has taken away access to their other
operating system. 

Whether you want to restore the XP, Vista, 7 or Ubuntu (Grub)
bootloader, this guide will walk you through it.

All three parts of this tutorial require that you boot from a cd. If you
don't know how to do this, check here.

If you have made a mistake and want to revert the changes, simply follow
the instructions for reinstalling the previous bootloader. For example,
if you have installed vista over ubuntu, try to get the ubuntu
bootloader back, but want to get the vista bootloader back, simply
follow my instructions for installing the vista bootloader.

How to restore the Ubuntu grub bootloader (9.10 and beyond)

First you need to find out what your drives are called. You can do this
by going to a terminal and typing: 


sudo fdisk -l

>From that you need to find the device name of your Ubuntu drive,
something like “/dev/sda5″.

So, still in the terminal, type:


sudo mkdir /media/sda5

sudo mount /dev/sda5 /media/sda5

And then, to reinstall the grub: 


sudo grub-install --root-directory=/media/sda5 /dev/sda

Push enter and you’re done! Of course you need to replace “/dev/sda5″
and “/dev/sda” with what you found in the fdisk output.

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