so, if I do this, how do I undo it or change it after issuing the command? let's say I want to enter a different partition, drive etc?
Since Ubuntu is installed entirely on my second SATA drive (and there are no other windows-realated filesystems on the drive), Windows does not...
The state of my machine..
I took a snapshot of my machine config to have anyone take a peek at it. As of this posting I am not able to dual boot, can just boot into Vista, my Ubuntu option gives ma a blank screen. I am trying out an Easy BCD Beta 2.0....from the Guru.
Still hangin in there..
I will look this over and consider doing this...
Kgrach -- thank you for your thoughts and efforts -- goes to show me that I am not crazy (the voices in my head tell me so :evil:).
I am pretty sure I used /dev/sdXY notation -- but the most current install I allowed Ubuntu to automatically install grub by default in the boot sector. Thank you.
Actually, I have yet to dual boot at all ..... If you read a little more carefully to my posts. The...
Thinking there is a BIOS issue
OK, taking a fresh approach, I plugged bothe my SATA drives so that my Ubuntu drive was at port 0 and my Vista drive was in port 1. I installed Ubuntu on the first drive allowing GRUB to be installed on the boot sector of this first drive --- essentially leaving...
With both my SATA drives plugged in, I did a complete re-intall of Ubuntu (on SATA2). I did a manual install, created a parition with a '\' mount point and pointed to this parition to install GRUB. Modified the menu.lst in Ubuntu partition with updated hd1,0...
Well I guess that is bad news indeed :??. Both drives are SATA...
I might try doing some re-installations over the weekend and try some different things.
Thanks in advance if you can think of anything else to try or links to some installation recipes.;)
more infro from fdisk and GRUB.
I did follow your previous instructions from GRUB an it went well from that post in the past....
Here is the info from fdisk:
To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>".
Info you requested
I added the lines in neogrub:
# NeoSmart NeoGrub Bootloader Configuration File
# This is the NeoGrub configuration file, and should be located at C:\NST\menu.lst
# Please see the EasyBCD Documentation for information...
I added a linux option, chose Grub, Selected the partition0 on disk 1 where Ubuntu is and did not check the box "GRUB isn't installed...". It gives me the error "cannot boot from hard disk" at the boot menu.
I removed it and added it again, this time a CHECKED the box and it...
Actually, no. I had let the Ubuntu installer automatically install gub on the disk's MBR -- because I was wondering what would happen if I installed Ubuntu on my SATA2 drive with my SATA1 drive (With vista on it) unplugged. Ubuntu boots right up fine with the SATA2 drive plugged...
The missing piece?
So what I have been missing from the past installation is to take an additional step to install grub into the partition ubuntu is installed on within Ubuntu (using the terminal window and grub commands within Ubuntu)?
I thought that the...
Confirmation on your advice
So I used the menu.lst with the changes you suggested and they did not work. Some things you suggested on my setup may have let to confusion. Please let me clarify....
My current installation of Ubuntu was using setup with the "guided - use...