Multiboot Ubuntu 10.10


I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 and followed exactly the EasyBCD instructions for 10.04 which previously worked for me on this laptop. Now when I select the Ubuntu boot choice I get the message 'Windows failed to start' with message 'The selected entry could not be loaded because the entry is missing or corrupt'. The file name is '\NST\AutoNeoGrub4.mbr'. EasyBCD hasn't picked up the Grub stuff at all, I guess. Any ideas?


BTW, I'm running EasyBCD


And here's my Ubuntu entry details:

Entry #2
Name: Ubuntu
BCD ID: {d6af241c-b90c-11df-8884-fa0df68ad8a5}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\AutoNeoGrub4.mbr
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You see "Windows failed to start" ??
were you using the Linux tab or the Windows tab in "add new entry" ?
did you select grub2 from the dropdown ?
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Can you post a Disk Management screenshot and copy/paste the whole text output of EasyBCD "view settings" in detailed mode.
(how-to details in the sticky)
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The Disk Management screen is attached. Here's the View Settings detail.
Windows Boot Manager
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
path \bootmgr
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {d6af2419-b90c-11df-8884-fa0df68ad8a5}
resumeobject {72a33e32-b8c1-11df-97f2-806e6f6e6963}
displayorder {d6af2419-b90c-11df-8884-fa0df68ad8a5}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 10
displaybootmenu Yes

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {d6af2419-b90c-11df-8884-fa0df68ad8a5}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 Home Premium
locale en-US
recoverysequence {d6af241a-b90c-11df-8884-fa0df68ad8a5}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {72a33e32-b8c1-11df-97f2-806e6f6e6963}

Real-mode Boot Sector
identifier {d6af241c-b90c-11df-8884-fa0df68ad8a5}
device partition=C:
path \NST\AutoNeoGrub4.mbr
description Ubuntu



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Any thoughts or ideas on what I might do? One possibility is to ditch EasyBCD and just go with the Grub menu which is ugly but at least works. What would be the disadvantage of just using Grub?
Is there a reason why your recovery partition is active ?
Does your OEM use a customized boot menu to access the recovery ?
Is there a reason why your recovery partition is active ?
None that I know of
Does your OEM use a customized boot menu to access the recovery ?
No, I think Toshiba uses a booted recovery DVD
In that case, check whether a \boot folder and bootmgr file exist on C: (set folder options to see them)
If they do, set C active and reboot, then delete/add the Ubu entry again.
If they are not on C, but hidden on the recovery partition, use EasyBCD > BCD Backup/repair > change boot drive and point it to C when it asks.
That will copy the boot files to C and set it active.
Then do the Ubuntu stuff again as above.