EBCD 2.0.0.90 Grub2 / Ubuntu9.10 does not boot

#1
hi,
first of all: thanks for a great tool!

my problem:
in ebcd beta86-90 chainloading my grub2-bootmenu / ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386 doesn't work anymore. i reinstalled ebcd2.0.0.82 today to make sure, that the reason is not grub2-related: booting grub2-menu/ubuntu works now!
(first booting into SG2D (SuperGRubDisk) and starting ubuntu from there worked beginning with ebcd2.0.0.86. in older vista/ebcd-installations i had no possibility to add iso-boot-entry. after i downgraded to ebcd2.0.0.82 this morning, my sg2d-bootmenu-entry continues working)

my EBCD config:
1) Vista Enterprise 32bit (sda1)
2) Grub2 / Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop x86 (sda3)
3) Super Grub 2 Disk 1.30 (sgd_cdrom_1.30.iso-file located on sda7, ntfs)
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Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-us
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {e70cd449-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
resumeobject {e70cd448-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
displayorder {e70cd449-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
{e70cd44a-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
{c05e9f8b-3668-11df-a1af-005056c00008}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 10
resume No

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {e70cd449-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Ve 32 de
locale en-us
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {e70cd448-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
nx OptIn
detecthal Yes

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier {e70cd44a-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
device partition=C:
path \NST\AutoNeoGrub1.mbr
description Ubu9.10

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier {c05e9f8b-3668-11df-a1af-005056c00008}
device boot
path \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr
description SG2D (sgd_cdrom_1.30.iso)
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my hd-layout:

sda1: ntfs, vista, active, easybcd
sda2: ext4, empty/unused
sda3: ext4, ubuntu/grub2 (complete installation, no separate boot)
sda5: linux-swap
sda6: ext4, empty/unused
sda7: ntfs, data (including SG2D-.iso (SuperGrubDisk))


hope, i included the information you would like to see here.
please let me know, if you need any additional information.

thanks a lot for your work!!
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Hi,

Is the above output after installing the Ubuntu entry with Build 82 or 90?
 
#3
Hi,

Is the above output after installing the Ubuntu entry with Build 82 or 90?
hi again,
the bootmenu-entry was created with Build 82.

now i did the following additional steps:
1) reinstall Build 90 / leaving my 3 menu-entries (see above) untouched
2) create additional entry for Ubuntu (within Build 90):
Type: GRUB 2
Name: Ubu9.10_TEST_ebcd2.0.0.90
(i double checked, that i chose the option "Type: GRUB 2")
below you can see the resulting output for the new entry (overview/detailed):
------------------------------------------------------------
overview:

.......
.......

Entry #4
Name: Ubu9.10_TEST_ebcd2.0.0.90
BCD ID: {e70cd44d-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\nst_linux.mbr


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detailed:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-us
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {e70cd449-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
resumeobject {e70cd448-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
displayorder {e70cd449-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
{e70cd44a-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
{c05e9f8b-3668-11df-a1af-005056c00008}
{e70cd44d-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 10
resume No
displaybootmenu Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {e70cd449-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Ve 32 de
locale en-us
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {e70cd448-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
nx OptIn
detecthal Yes

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier {e70cd44a-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
device partition=C:
path \NST\AutoNeoGrub1.mbr
description Ubu9.10

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier {c05e9f8b-3668-11df-a1af-005056c00008}
device boot
path \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr
description SG2D (sgd_cdrom_1.30.iso)

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier {e70cd44d-3982-11df-a102-005056c00008}
device partition=C:
path \NST\nst_linux.mbr
description Ubu9.10_TEST_ebcd2.0.0.90


------------------------------------------------------------

i rebooted and tested all my menu options:
1) vista: working
2) ubuntu (created with build82): working
3) sg2d: working
4) "Ubu9.10_TEST_ebcd2.0.0.90" (new entry, created with build90):
FAILS. grub2 menu does not appear.

-> to me it seems as if:
- build90 doesn't recognize my "grub2" choice?
- build90 tries to create a grub-legacy-based menu-entry instead?
 
#4
additional info - i hope it's helpful:

my / folder contains 2 ebcd-related files:
ANG0
ANG1

my /nst/ folder contains 3 files:
AutoNeoGrub0.mbr (menu-entry #2)
AutoNeoGrub1.mbr (#3)
nst_linux.mbr (#4)

my boot-menu:
(#1) vista (WORKING)
(#2) grub2/ubuntu (WORKING, b82-created: "Linux/BSD" type "GRUB 2")
(#3) sg2d (WORKING, b90-created: "ISO Boot")
(#4) grub2/ubuntu (BROKEN, b82-created: "Linux/BSD" type "GRUB 2")
 
#5
Hi Curryrotweiss
What screen do you get wen you choose Ubuntu 9.10 in the Bootmenu?
is it the "Windows failed to start" screen?

@Computer Guru
Couldn't you use NeoGrub to boot Ubuntu 9.10 or isn't that an option?

Liebe Grüsse
Ethan

Addendum:

Hi
I think I have solved it!!!
In EasyBCD Beta2 build 90 insted of using Grub2 use Grub (legacy) insted! It worked for me :smile:

Liebe Grüsse
Ethan
 
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Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#6
Ethan,
did you do a fresh install of 9.10 from a new download ISO, or did you upgrade to 9.10 from an earlier release ?.
9.10 installs with grub2, but can continue using legacy grub if you update a previous release.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#8
My apologies. Since the rewrite, GRUB2 has been broken.

Should be fixed in Build 91, just tested it in a virtual machine really quickly and everything checks out.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#12
Use a capital /S not a lowercase /s
 
#13
;Il commento che segue contiene dei comandi per lo script del modulo auto-estraente

Setup=EasyBCD 2.0 Beta - Build 91.exe /S
TempMode
Silent=1
Overwrite=1

Addendum:

Don't work_please
I use winrar
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#14
I don't understand? What are you trying to do?
 
#15
Guru dear master, to give you a good boy EasyBCD program that installs automatically, self-extracting? Thanks in the name of the Italian, we believe your autoinstaller or tell us how to do it ...
Good day__tomy

Addendum:

we want to make an addon for cd xp_professional
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#16
When I run "EasyBCD_Setup.exe /S" on my PC, EasyBCD is automatically installed on my machine.
 
#17
Today you gave me the sun. A hug, we love you all Italians.
_tomy A kiss. Now funziona.ok Guru. My file.exe was named differently.
It happens to those not as big as you c. .. hello -----
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#18
The filename doesn't matter, but it shouldn't have any spaces in it.

Tomy, I'm glad I could help. Send my regards to the Italian developer scene :smile: I look forward to releasing EasyBCD in Italian soon!
 
#20
sorry @all for my late reply!

@ethanjsl:
a blank (black) screen for some seconds and then my machine returns to the vista/ebcd bootmenu, where i'm still able to boot my other menu-entries (vista and SuperGrub2Disk-iso-file) successfully.
i think i tried the grub-legacy option once, too (but i'm not 100% sure any more). what i'm sure about is that none of my tries worked with builds 86 till 90.

@Computer Guru (and some other helping hands, i guess):
my problem was solved with build91. ebcd-grub2-option -> ubuntu/grub2 boot works fine now. if it's up to me, this thread could be closed.
THANKS for your work, amazing response times, a great tool, ... !