Dual Boot Vista & Ubuntu 8.10

#1
i have separate physical disks for Vista & Ubuntu. GRUB installed on Ubuntu hdd, Vista loader is on vista hdd. How with EasyBCD i can setup dual boot? I tried do this:
Add/Remove Entries -> Linux -> Grub -> choosed right hdd with ubuntu -> GRUB isn't installed unchecked -> Add Entry. Result - Ubuntu do not load, say something about boot manager not found.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Hi Raven, welcome to NST.
See the last point of the sticky thread.
If Ubuntu is on a different HDD from Vista, you must tick the "grub isn't ......." box.
That message will be clarified in a newer build.
Try deleting the entry and add it again with the tick.
 

JustinW

Super Moderator
Staff member
#4
Terry's instructions take place inside EasyBCD back in Windows, not at the grub prompt. Please reboot your computer into Windows, and follow Terry's instructions.
 
#6
Get [thread=642]2.0 Beta[/thread] of EasyBCD, which supports UUID lines (1.7.2 version and earlier versions don't), and re-add the Linux entry, remembering to select the "Grub is not installed" box.
If its still not booting after that, then please boot from your LiveCD, and copy over the contents of the /boot/grub/menu.lst on your Ubuntu partition, into your next post.

Jake
 
#7
i can post it without booting from livecd. here it is:
# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 10

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
#hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
# password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=15813e15-cb4c-4511-b135-348096c00740 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=15813e15-cb4c-4511-b135-348096c00740

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic
uuid 15813e15-cb4c-4511-b135-348096c00740
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=15813e15-cb4c-4511-b135-348096c00740 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 15813e15-cb4c-4511-b135-348096c00740
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=15813e15-cb4c-4511-b135-348096c00740 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic

title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
uuid 15813e15-cb4c-4511-b135-348096c00740
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=15813e15-cb4c-4511-b135-348096c00740 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 15813e15-cb4c-4511-b135-348096c00740
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=15813e15-cb4c-4511-b135-348096c00740 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

title Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+
uuid 15813e15-cb4c-4511-b135-348096c00740
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sdc1
title Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)
root (hd2,0)
savedefault
map (hd0) (hd2)
map (hd2) (hd0)
chainloader +1
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#8
Can you verify that you are using EasyBCD 2.0, as specified in the sticky link I gave you, and reiterated since by Jake.
EasyBCD 1.7 will not work for any Ubuntu newer than 8.04 because of grub syntax changes.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#10
Glad you're all sorted now. Good luck and happy dual-booting.