Terry60 you also are completely right. The BIOS points indeed to the SATA as the first boot disk etcetera and so on.
I would like to thank all you guys for your reactions, answers and suggestions. It was very helpful. Thanks allot.
I hope others will benefit from this interesting palaver too...
You are right about a mixed IDE/SATA setup. My bootdisk is SATA and the second (data) disk is IDE.
In Windows the IDE-disk is disk 0, and the SATA-disk is disk 1.
The menu.list file is a mess: wrong about the bootdisk, unnecessary remapping of the harddisks and whatever there is more. An...
Thank you for your reply.
Matter of fact I also got the feeling that it could have to do with this pointing to partitions.
On installing UBUNTU the installation partition was said to be: /dev/sdb10, or the other way: (hd1,9).
But I guess trying what you proposed is the only...
Tonight I reinstalled UBUNTU and ran into the same trouble as before.
I did a reinstallation of GRUB after the first installation of UBUNTU. But to no avail.
The boot problem as mentioned remained/remains the same.
:( :( :( :( :(
Thank you MAKAVELI213 for your quick reply.
- I used the Ext3 file system and not Ext2, and I am sure I installed GRUB in the right place.
- As I said before I only get into the GRUB bootmenu when I check "GRUB isn't installed to the bootsector."
Sorry, I am still stuck.
To my best of knowledge I did everything the right way.
But booting from the Grubmenu fails with every item and hangs at: root (hd1,y) with a blinking cursor underneath.
I do not know where and how to proceed, so please come with suggestions, ask me questions or whatever. At the...
Just registered as a member of this forum, so I am completely new here.
I have a problem multibooting Vista, XP and Ubuntu. I cannot find a solution for on this forum or even on the web. So I started this new thread.
Dualbooting Vista and XP works perfectly allright.