nst_grub.mbr

#1
ok well this is just minor however when i choose to boot ubuntu it takes me to a screen that says:
Loading new partition

BootPart 2.60 Bootsector (c) 1993-2005 Gilles Vollant BootPart
Bootsector from C.H. Hochst„tter
Cannot load from harddisk.
Insert Systemdisk and press any key.

so i just push a button and it continues on fine going into grub (which has a zero timeout so booting ubuntu), so i did some digging and found that easyBCD first refers to a file on the D:/ partition that is nst_grub.mbr (the path for this file is D:/NST/nst_grub.mbr) this file has the same text that this message has and a ton of "nul" text (in notepad++) (i have attached this file)
so is there any way to get this message to not display?
thanks :smile:
 
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mqudsi

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#2
This message only displays when GRUB isn't correctly installed to the partition (usually because the partition isn't set up right). Usually, pressing any key when it appears will only reboot the PC because it's a corrupt bootsector. Once in a rare while, we get a case where someone will press a key and end up booting Linux, but that's the exception and not the rule.
 
#5
i reinstalled grub to the partition (hd1,2) vista is on (hd0)
and it has the exact same error message....
thanks
 
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mqudsi

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#6
After reinstalling GRUB you still need to re-create the entry in EasyBCD for the changes to take effect.
 

mqudsi

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#8
That basically means your partitioning is on the fritz.

My suggestion:
Boot into Ubuntu
copy and paste the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst to a safe place (posting it here is an option)
Boot into Vista
copy and paste the previous stuff to NeoGrub's menu.lst (I'm assuming it's different from what used to give you an error last time).
 
#9
here's my grub file

Code:
# 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        0

## 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=f6360542-550f-4ab3-85b5-791b779fd435 ro

## Setup crashdump menu entries
## e.g. crashdump=1
# crashdump=0

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd1,2)

## 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 vga=795

## 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 hardy (development branch), kernel 2.6.24-12-generic
root        (hd1,2)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-12-generic root=UUID=f6360542-550f-4ab3-85b5-791b779fd435 ro quiet splash
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-12-generic
quiet

title        Ubuntu hardy (development branch), kernel 2.6.24-12-generic (recovery mode)
root        (hd1,2)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-12-generic root=UUID=f6360542-550f-4ab3-85b5-791b779fd435 ro single
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-12-generic

title        Ubuntu hardy (development branch), memtest86+
root        (hd1,2)
kernel        /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet
i'll now paste this into neosmart's menu.lst and see how it goes :wink:
when i went to paste it all the sudden i found that besides having a nst_grub.mbr there is also a nst_grub-00F252D0E3CA2FC4B3D40BA2E742498A.mbr I'm assuming I only need to paste to nst_grub.mbr, but if I need to paste to the other .mbr as well please tell me
thanks :smile:
 
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mqudsi

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#10
You don't paste anything to the *.mbr files, just in the "EasyBCD | Add/Remove | NeoGrub | Configure NeoGrub" file.
 

mqudsi

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#12
Well that's what I meant.

If normal GRUB gives you that error, use NeoGrub to avoid it.
 
#13
Ok, I just did this, I'll see if it works....

It did, although I had to change the neoGrub menu.lst to think ubuntu is on hd(0,2) because neogrub is on the same partition as ubuntu which is 1,2 counting from the windows hard drive, anyways it works like a charm now,
thanks for all the help
until my next boot up problems :wink: :tongueout:
 
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