Nonfunctional LinuxMint12/Lisa boot menu selection

#1
Hi!
I have succeeded in adding LinuxMint 12 as an entry, in my Windows 7 multi-boot menu.

I have the installation in an Extended Partition named sda3. The logical partitions inside this, relevant to the LinuxMint installation are:
  • sda9 boot (containing grub and the PBC -- I didn't overwrite the Windows 7 whole-drive boot sector, during Mint's installation -- I selected instead sda9)
  • sda10 root
  • sda11 swap
  • sda12 home

When I select LinuxMint 12 from the boot menu I get:
  • a black screen displaying the following line
  • Starting cmain ... (hd0,8)
    [Multibook-kludge, loadaddr=0x100000,text-and-date=0x639d, bss=0x0, entry=0x100950]​
  • a locked-up system and the only way out is the hard-reset button.

hd0 is correct, because it's the first hard drive, but the PBC is on 9, not 8 -- and I don't see any way of selecting this. Unless I'm misinterpreting it ...

The entry was made with the GRUB2 option selected.
? What should I do to get a menu selection that will start LinuxMint??

Addendum:
Version: EasyBCD 2.1.2
Other OS installed:
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 7 Professonal
EasyBCD settings:
Code:
Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier              {3a422434-a435-11e0-8631-d306f0c932b3}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr
description             LinuxMint 12

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier              {3a422436-a435-11e0-8631-d306f0c932b3}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \NST\AutoNeoGrub1.mbr
description             NeoSmart Linux
BootInfo script results:
Code:
 Boot Info Script 0.61      [1 April 2012]


============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

 => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
 => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.
 => No known boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        /boot.ini /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  Windows 7
    Boot files:        /boot.ini /bootmgr /Boot/BCD 
                       /Windows/System32/winload.exe /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       Extended Partition
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info: 

sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sda5 starts 
                       at sector 63.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sda6: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sda6 has 
                       25,902,032 sectors, but according to the info from 
                       fdisk, it has 25,912,781 sectors.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sda7: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sda8: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sda9: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  Grub2 (v1.99)
    Boot sector info:  Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the boot sector of sda9 
                       and looks at sector 237443574 of the same hard drive 
                       for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks 
                       for (,msdos9)/grub on this drive.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        /grub/grub.cfg /grub/core.img /boot/grub/core.img

sda10: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext4
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  Linux Mint 12 Lisa
    Boot files:        /etc/fstab

sda11: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       swap
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 

sda12: _________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ext3
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sdb1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       vfat
    Boot sector type:  Unknown
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sdc1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sdc2: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       Extended Partition
    Boot sector type:  -
    Boot sector info: 

sdc5: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sdc5 starts 
                       at sector 32. But according to the info from fdisk, 
                       sdc5 starts at sector 587200544.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

sdc6: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sdc6 starts 
                       at sector 32. But according to the info from fdisk, 
                       sdc6 starts at sector 602560544.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sdc7: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sdc7 starts 
                       at sector 32. But according to the info from fdisk, 
                       sdc7 starts at sector 603994144.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sdc8: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sdc8 starts 
                       at sector 32. But according to the info from fdisk, 
                       sdc8 starts at sector 605427744.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

sdc9: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:       ntfs
    Boot sector type:  Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info:  According to the info in the boot sector, sdc9 starts 
                       at sector 32. But according to the info from fdisk, 
                       sdc9 starts at sector 615284768.
    Operating System:  
    Boot files:        

============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders, total 390721968 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sda1                  63    14,779,799    14,779,737   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda2    *     14,779,800    76,212,359    61,432,560   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda3          76,212,483   344,562,119   268,349,637   f W95 Extended (LBA)
/dev/sda5          76,212,485   102,848,129    26,635,645   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda6         102,848,193   128,760,974    25,912,782   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda7         128,761,038   145,581,029    16,819,992   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda8         145,581,093   237,328,244    91,747,152   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda9         237,328,308   237,585,284       256,977  83 Linux
/dev/sda10        237,585,348   278,551,034    40,965,687  83 Linux
/dev/sda11        278,551,098   286,744,184     8,193,087  82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda12        286,744,248   344,562,119    57,817,872  83 Linux


Drive: sdb _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdb: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders, total 160836480 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sdb1    *             63   160,826,714   160,826,652   b W95 FAT32


Drive: sdc _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sdc: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 305245 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition  Boot  Start Sector    End Sector  # of Sectors  Id System

/dev/sdc1    *             32   587,200,511   587,200,480   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sdc2         587,200,512   625,141,759    37,941,248   f W95 Extended (LBA)
/dev/sdc5         587,200,544   602,560,511    15,359,968   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sdc6         602,560,544   603,994,111     1,433,568   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sdc7         603,994,144   605,427,711     1,433,568   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sdc8         605,427,744   615,284,735     9,856,992   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sdc9         615,284,768   625,141,759     9,856,992   7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS


"blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________

Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL

/dev/loop0                                              squashfs   
/dev/sda1        9FBC4CE0B0A0F34A                       ntfs       Win2000
/dev/sda10       ae9fff32-b38b-4ef3-a333-2a791b17436d   ext4       root
/dev/sda11       3b85bd62-3609-4516-aa2c-ea1aee25e105   swap       swap
/dev/sda12       8bca33bc-9c2f-4417-8e18-bdc8cdde8906   ext3       home
/dev/sda2        3491141700F8E204                       ntfs       Win7
/dev/sda5        5600E40E00E3F343                       ntfs       Programs
/dev/sda6        11DDE1BC79CE6DA3                       ntfs       Win7_Programs
/dev/sda7        812D5F6DBBF24667                       ntfs       Data
/dev/sda8        219506FD4CD6CA8F                       ntfs       Misc
/dev/sda9        c03ae258-b481-4af0-a4e2-2dbce435ec1a   ext4       boot
/dev/sdb1        1EE6-3B2E                              vfat       FMT_14NOV03
/dev/sdc1        01CB03E5E3BB2D00                       ntfs       FMT_04JUN10
/dev/sdc5        01CB4E985D1A95D0                       ntfs       W2k-Image
/dev/sdc6        E551CF99C5AC9156                       ntfs       CD Public
/dev/sdc7        F7BB1F5E7B5D80B5                       ntfs       CD Private
/dev/sdc8        4B640294C93D64F9                       ntfs       DVD Public
/dev/sdc9        01CB70844F8325A0                       ntfs       DVD Private

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device           Mount_Point              Type       Options

/dev/loop0       /rofs                    squashfs   (ro,noatime)
/dev/sdb1        /media/FMT_14NOV03       vfat       (rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=999,gid=999,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush,uhelper=udisks)
/dev/sdc1        /media/FMT_04JUN10       fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
/dev/sdc5        /media/W2k-Image         fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
/dev/sdc6        /media/CD Public         fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=1024,default_permissions)
/dev/sdc7        /media/CD Private        fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=1024,default_permissions)
/dev/sdc8        /media/DVD Public        fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
/dev/sdc9        /media/DVD Private       fuseblk    (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
/dev/sr0         /cdrom                   iso9660    (ro,noatime)
/dev/sr1         /media/DVD-RAM_UDF2.01   udf        (ro,nosuid,nodev,uid=999,gid=999,iocharset=utf8,umask=0077,uhelper=udisks)


================================ sda1/boot.ini: ================================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[boot loader]
timeout=25
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

================================ sda2/boot.ini: ================================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[boot loader]
timeout=25
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

============================= sda9/grub/grub.cfg: ==============================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
  set have_grubenv=true
  load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
  set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
  save_env saved_entry
  set prev_saved_entry=
  save_env prev_saved_entry
  set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
  if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
    saved_entry="${chosen}"
    save_env saved_entry
  fi
}

function recordfail {
  set recordfail=1
  if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
  insmod vbe
  insmod vga
  insmod video_bochs
  insmod video_cirrus
}

insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos10)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root ae9fff32-b38b-4ef3-a333-2a791b17436d
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
  set gfxmode=auto
  load_video
  insmod gfxterm
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='(hd0,msdos9)'
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c03ae258-b481-4af0-a4e2-2dbce435ec1a
  set locale_dir=($root)/grub/locale
  set lang=en_US
  insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
  set timeout=-1
else
  set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
if background_color 0,0,0; then
  clear
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=white/light-gray
### END /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
if [ ${recordfail} != 1 ]; then
  if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
    if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
      if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=text
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
  else
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
  fi
else
  set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
export linux_gfx_mode
if [ "$linux_gfx_mode" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
menuentry 'Linux Mint 12 32-bit, 3.0.0-12-generic (/dev/sda9)' --class linuxmint --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    set gfxpayload=$linux_gfx_mode
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos9)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c03ae258-b481-4af0-a4e2-2dbce435ec1a
    linux    /vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=ae9fff32-b38b-4ef3-a333-2a791b17436d ro   quiet splash vt.handoff=7
    initrd    /initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
}
menuentry 'Linux Mint 12 32-bit, 3.0.0-12-generic (/dev/sda9) -- recovery mode' --class linuxmint --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos9)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c03ae258-b481-4af0-a4e2-2dbce435ec1a
    echo    'Loading Linux 3.0.0-12-generic ...'
    linux    /vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=ae9fff32-b38b-4ef3-a333-2a791b17436d ro recovery nomodeset 
    echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd    /initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
### END /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos9)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c03ae258-b481-4af0-a4e2-2dbce435ec1a
    linux16    /memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos9)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root c03ae258-b481-4af0-a4e2-2dbce435ec1a
    linux16    /memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 9FBC4CE0B0A0F34A
    chainloader +1
}
menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)" --class windows --class os {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 3491141700F8E204
    chainloader +1
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
  source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================== sda9: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

           GiB - GB             File                                 Fragment(s)

 113.180194855 = 121.526308864  boot/grub/core.img                             1
 113.221942902 = 121.571135488  grub/core.img                                  1
 113.180145264 = 121.526255616  grub/grub.cfg                                  1
 113.251913071 = 121.603315712  initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic                    3
 113.205319405 = 121.553286144  vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic                       1

=============================== sda10/etc/fstab: ===============================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
# / was on /dev/sda10 during installation
UUID=ae9fff32-b38b-4ef3-a333-2a791b17436d /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot was on /dev/sda9 during installation
UUID=c03ae258-b481-4af0-a4e2-2dbce435ec1a /boot           ext4    defaults        0       2
# /home was on /dev/sda12 during installation
UUID=8bca33bc-9c2f-4417-8e18-bdc8cdde8906 /home           ext3    defaults        0       2
# swap was on /dev/sda11 during installation
UUID=3b85bd62-3609-4516-aa2c-ea1aee25e105 none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
/dev/scd1       /media/floppy1  auto    rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

================================ sdc5/boot.ini: ================================

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[boot loader]
timeout=25
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================

Unknown MBR on /dev/sdc

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00000040  04 00 00 ba 80 00 be be  07 b9 04 00 f6 04 80 75  |...............u|
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00000060  7c b8 01 02 cd 13 72 0d  81 3e fe 7d 55 aa 75 05  ||.....r..>.}U.u.|
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000000f0  00 c3 52 57 83 c2 02 b0  01 ee 42 8a c1 ee 42 32  |..RW......B...B2|
00000100  c0 ee 42 ee 42 8a c3 ee  42 b0 20 ee e8 33 00 ec  |..B.B...B. ..3..|
00000110  24 fd 3c 58 75 0d 83 ea  07 b9 00 01 fa f3 6d fb  |$.<Xu.........m.|
00000120  f8 eb 01 f9 5f 5a c3 52  83 c2 07 ec a8 80 75 0f  |...._Z.R......u.|
00000130  4a 8a c3 ee 42 ec 24 d0  3c 50 75 03 f8 eb 01 f9  |J...B.$.<Pu.....|
00000140  5a c3 51 8b 0e 6c 04 83  c1 12 81 c2 ff 01 ec 8a  |Z.Q..l..........|
00000150  e0 80 e4 d8 80 fc 58 74  06 3b 0e 6c 04 75 ef 81  |......Xt.;.l.u..|
00000160  ea ff 01 b9 00 20 e2 fe  59 c3 0d 0a 45 72 72 6f  |..... ..Y...Erro|
00000170  72 20 4c 6f 61 64 69 6e  67 20 4f 53 00 aa 55 00  |r Loading OS..U.|
00000180  00 e9 80 fe 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
00000190  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
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=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

xz: (stdin): Compressed data is corrupt
Drives beyond sda are external USB, possibly with OS backups on them, but not active.
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
How many gigabytes away from the start of the drive are the Linux partitions?
 
#3
How many gigabytes away from the start of the drive are the Linux partitions?
Looking at a partition map and adding it up, I would say about 113.75. The entire drive is 128gb.

The Extended Partition begins at 37gb. If I were to extend that all the way to the end of the drive, then move Program Files (Windows 2000 and Windows 7), Data, Miscellaneous all the way back in the Extended Partition, then reinstall Mint boot and swap at the front, Mint could begin at 37gb, instead ... would the risk of doing all this, in your opinion, be worth the benefits?

But ... if I could just get it running without going through this, that would be nice. Reason: once Windows 7 is as customized and functional as Windows 2000 Professional now is, then I'll delete the Win2K partition, at the front of the drive, and put Mint in its place. Then, Mint will be the first OS on the drive.

In addition, note that I elected to set up a PBR, instead of overwriting the drive's boot record. Any comments as to whether or not this affects EasyBCD's operation, or the over-all system stability after the multi-boot has been set-up?
 
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#4
Hi Computer Guru
Is there any hope I can do this, with EasyBCD?
Do you need any more information about the problem or my setup?
RonCam
 
#6
Have you tried adding the entry with EasyBCD 2.2 beta? EasyBCD 2.2 Beta Builds
Thanks for letting me know this problem is solved in the latest Beta version. I will try that now.

The problem I'm experiencing is with (what I think is?) the current stable version, as noted in the first post of this thread, under the heading 'Addendum'.

For why I wanted to wait for your reply, see the PM, just now sent.
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#7
I haven't received any PMs from you, and I don't know whether or not this issue is fixed in the latest beta.
 
#8
I couldn't boot to my Ubuntu build from 2.2 build 173 either. Just downloaded build 175 and will try it out. I'm also confused about getting other active Linux partitions that are on my drives listed and booting from EasyBSD.
 
#9
I haven't received any PMs from you ...
Sorry, Computer Guru, the 'PM' was accidentally sent to your E-mail, because I clicked on the wrong icon! >.<

Since spamless is now in the thread, following your advice (try the betas) I hope he will post his success with build 175. LinuxMint is essentially a reworked Ubuntu, so it's likely that whatever works for his problem (the one in the first sentence of his post) will be of help to me, also.

I'll let spamless finish the thread, and post a with a new subject, if my problem (refer to first post in thread) persists.

Thanks!! :smile:
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#11
Yes, b173 has completely broken Linux support.
 
#12
One more thing ...

Thanks, Computer Guru and spamless -- I'll go ahead with build 177.

Only one 'loose end' remains in this thread, and that is:
How many gigabytes away from the start of the drive are the Linux partitions?
? I am wondering about the reason for this question.

You'll note my LinuxMint partitions are, in fact, very far away from the start of the drive.

Should I be concerned that this may cause some difficulty with the proper operation of EasyBCD?

And if 'yes' -- is there some workaround?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#13
Some older motherboards cannot boot an OS past the 137GB marker. Doing so requires something known as 48-bit LBA support.
 
#14
LBA/Large Mode motherboard specs

... Doing so requires something known as 48-bit LBA support.
Excellent idea! I never would have thought of that. I pulled the motherboard's manual to check on its specs.

LBA-Large Mode.png

It's an ASROCK 4 Core Dual-VSTA. Any comments, please post.

One interesting point in the manual's entry: it says LBA should be disabled for UNIX -- making me think, maybe it could be trouble for GNU/Linux, also??

On the next boot, I'll verify it's enabled. Then, try the latest beta.
 
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[RESOLVED] Nonfunctional LinuxMint12/Lisa boot menu selection

In the end, the solution was easy! Don't follow the directions.:tongueout:

Yes, LinuxMint 12 uses GRUB2, but after seeing another user's success with a work-around, I decided to try doing the same. Select instead Legacy GRUB, then use the drop-down menu to select the partition (in my case it was on a partition, not the entire drive) where the grub bootloader was installed.

The resulting Windows Boot Menu entry -- just worked, immediately.

On another subject, I would suggest someone revisit the Wiki, to see if the "convoluted process" described there, for Ubuntu, is still needed. Since Mint is based on Ubuntu (10.04+ is mentioned), after experiencing repeated failures to generate a working Windows Boot Menu entry, I began to suspect that Mint shared this bug.

I can report it does not, since the present success was achieved easily and without going through a "convoluted process".
 
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