Help... triple boot XP, Seven and Ubuntu.

Ph03Nix

New Member
Sorry if this post is in the wrong section...

I read some tutorials on the net and no one works for me to make a one single boot screen with XP, Seven and Ubuntu. The last attempt was that....
I format the drive, and create 3 different partitions. First i installed XP (in ntfs format). Then i installed Seven (in a second partition - ntfs too), and finally Ubuntu (in a third partition - ext3). In this topic http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3923&highlight=triple+boot+ubuntu and this too http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Ubuntu when we get the "advanced options" (step 7 of 7), they tell to install the grub on the Ubuntu partition... I choose (hd0,3) because in my case Ubuntu will be installed on the #3 partition... but i receive this error: "Unable to install GRUB in (hd0,3)" - Executing 'grub-install (hd0-3)' failed. - This is a fatal error."

I'm doing something wrong? Any ideas?

Thanks.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
Hi Pho3nix, welcome to NST.
Did you type in the grub location, or select it from the list ?
The latter should ensure you're not mistyping or getting the wrong partitition number.
Assuming you've made no mistake, I had a few problems getting Ubuntu(8.10) to install.
I knew there was no problem with the CD because I'd previously installed it from the same source. The only difference on the reinstall was that I was trying to force Ubuntu into a primary partition with a primary swap, the previous install having defaulted to creating them both as logical against my intention and expectation.
I had several unsuccessful tries, eventually succeeding only when I abandoned the swap partition completely and installed Ubuntu into a single primary partition.
 

Ph03Nix

New Member
Hi Pho3nix, welcome to NST.
Did you type in the grub location, or select it from the list ?
The latter should ensure you're not mistyping or getting the wrong partitition number.
Assuming you've made no mistake, I had a few problems getting Ubuntu(8.10) to install.
I knew there was no problem with the CD because I'd previously installed it from the same source. The only difference on the reinstall was that I was trying to force Ubuntu into a primary partition with a primary swap, the previous install having defaulted to creating them both as logical against my intention and expectation.
I had several unsuccessful tries, eventually succeeding only when I abandoned the swap partition completely and installed Ubuntu into a single primary partition.
I type the partition (hd0,3). I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and i'm trying to install in a primary partition, no swap. The CD is ok because i already install this CD in other computers... I'll keep on trying...

Thanks.
 

sadistiko

New Member
I have those 3 working on my laptop.
1. Install XP
2. Install Ubuntu 9.04
3. Install Win 7
4. Run EasyBCD Beta2 built 64
5. Add/Remove Entries option:
Add Linux, type: GRUB, Set name, Don't set device, Set "GRUB isn't installed to MBR/bootsector

Partition order:
1. XP
2. Win 7
3. Partition wor documents and software
4. Ubuntu
5. It looks Ubuntu set small swap partition (3GB)

And that's it! Hope this will help.
 
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