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    Dual booting Windows 7/10 on separate SSDs

    I have a similar situation. My triple boot system has Windows XP, 7, and 10. I primarily use 7 as I still use Windows Media Center. I had to to do a repair reinstall of Windows 7. I was able to get access going again to XP but am having problems getting to 10. I keep getting an error...
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    XP Stuck in Startup Sound Loop in Dual Boot SSD/Hard Drive configuration

    I am not entirely sure that Easy BCD is not part of the situation. From reading other posts on the web, it appears that XP is very sensitive to its original drive position (C drive was the original). Right now (at least from the point of view of Windows 7); XP is on drive G:. Could that be...
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    XP Stuck in Startup Sound Loop in Dual Boot SSD/Hard Drive configuration

    My system used to successfully dual boot into Windows 7 and XP. The first small partition had Dell diagnostics and general DOS programs. The second was XP, the third was Windows 7. All acting nicely with Easy BCD as the dual boot facilitator. Then I copied Windows 7 (the main OS) to a SSD...
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    Ubuntu and EasyBCD 2

    I finally gave up and did exactly what you are contemplating. With 9.04, EASYBCD grub works fine. I am considering doing the upgrade from within Ubuntu to go to 9.10. If you try that, let everyone know how it works out.
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    Ubuntu Confusion

    I finally threw in the towel and went back to Ubuntu 9.04 64 bit. As usual, installed it with all other drives disconnected. My logic was: First, I could not figure out where the boot files were hiding. Second, I developed a suspicion that the MBR was corrupt. Specifically, there seemed to...
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    Ubuntu Confusion

    OK.. find /boot/grub/grub.cfg returns (hd2,1) then the cursor hangs. Reboot; at grub typed root (hdx,y). Nada. Of course....I realized that I should use the Hd2,1 information.... so tried root (hd2,1); received information that the file system is ext2fs, type 0x83. kernel...
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    Ubuntu Confusion

    Hi all, So this is what is in Neogrub: title Ubuntu 9.10 map (hd0) (hd2) map (hd2) (hd0) map --hook root (hd0,0) chainloader +1 Unfortunately, it still drops me into the grub menu. Did I make an error somewhere? Thanks.
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    Ubuntu Confusion

    I appreciate the suggestion. I should clarify that the sata devices are as follows: Device 0 main drive, has XP and Windows 7 Device 1 Blu Ray drive (optical) Device 2 Data drive (NTFS) Device 3 Ubuntu and Data drive I presume that the suggested drive maps should change based on this...
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    Ubuntu Confusion

    Hi all, Took some time off for Turkey week. Anyway...I am a total newbie at Linux, but I used DOS style commands and found the following. In grub there are a few files with the img extension, but none call core.img. The files were boot.img; cdboot.img; diskboot.img; kernel.img...
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    Ubuntu Confusion

    Coolname-- OK; grub> root (hd2,1) :file system type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83 grub> kernel /boot/grub/core.img :error file not found grub>boot :Error 8 kenel must be loaded before booting Well, we are geting closer (I think) thanks.
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    Ubuntu Confusion

    Hi, Unfortunately, the commands you suggested simply drop me back into the series of comments about BASH and then the GRUB prompt.
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    Ubuntu Confusion

    ---Tail goes between legs--- sure thought I typed the letter l.... because I knew it stood for list....reminds me of the scene in Young Frankenstein....whose brain is this....somebody called Abby Normal..... cuts to bottle with "abnormal" on label.... Here are the results....obtained from the...
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    Ubuntu Confusion

    By the way I must admit I do not understand why sudo fdisk -1 did not work. The documentation clearly calls for using this command. Maybe its a bug in 9.10?
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    Ubuntu Confusion

    Hi all, The suggestions above seem logical; in the effort to figure out how the system is configured. However, I believe that the syntax is incomplete...I received errors to that effect from Linux. My brute force solution was to reinstall ubuntu. Unfortunately, that worked for about one...
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    Ubuntu Confusion

    Thank you for the suggestion. It would appear that I needed to add additional syntax to the suggested command. From other experimentation, it appears that severly messed up the grub type information. I blew the install away from Windows 7, and reinstalled again. The culprit may have been my...
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    Ubuntu Confusion

    Hi all, I am having what I believe are grub related multi-boot errors, and would appreciate your thoughts. I have read the FAQS, and already experimented as much as I can with using grub and grub2, and tried checking and unchecking the key options related to grub installation. I mucked up my...
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    /ntldr problem; XP32bit and Windows 7 64bit

    Terry, Your advice helped me turn the corner. Thanks. By the way, the way I look at it I am triple booting!
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    /ntldr problem; XP32bit and Windows 7 64bit

    Thank you all so much for your help. With your guidance, and a wee bit of trial and error, I achieved a properly working multi-boot of XP, Windows 7, and Ubuntu Linux. In the case of Ubuntu linux, I disconnected the NTFS drives and installed Linux to its own drive. I did not want the Grub...
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    /ntldr problem; XP32bit and Windows 7 64bit

    Terry; You diagnosis of what happened seems about right. I do think that I changed the drive letter to c:. When I boot into Windows 7; the Windows 7 drive is shown as c:/, and XP as D:. When I boot into XP; XP is c: and Windows 7 is something like g:. From the point of view of EasyBCD; what...
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    /ntldr problem; XP32bit and Windows 7 64bit

    Sorry if I was not clear. I did install the latest beta version. Maybe I did not run it properly, but that is the version I have. So when you say install the Vista bootloader....should I reinstall using EasyBCD (can it do this?) or with the Windows 7 install disc. Depending on which way...