Separate drives

#1
Hi everyone,
I have the following problem.
I have Vista and XP on a raid 0 drive happily dual booting thanks to easybcd.
But I also have Ubuntu on an ide drive because there appear to be no drivers to allow me to install it on the raid setup.
Now I don't seem to be able to select the ide drive when trying to choose a linux system in easybcd.
Is there something I'm missing or is there no way round this.
Mike
 

mqudsi

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#2
Open "Computer Management" -> "Disk Management" in Administrative Tools.

Do you see the Ubuntu partition there?
 
#3
Yes I can see two partitions on the ide drive in disk management but not in my computer as you would expect.
It seems easybcd cannot see the ide drive.
Mike
 
#5
I'm not sure I understand that link,I have grub installed on the ide drive and I can boot ubuntu by changing the bios to boot from ide instead of the raid drive.
trouble is ubuntu cannot see the raid setup, only two separate sata drives, so I cannot boot windows from ubuntu.
Thanks
 

mqudsi

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Staff member
#6
Boot into Ubuntu, and paste a copy of /boot/grub/menu.lst here; I'll convert that into the needed menu.lst for NeoGrub for you.
 
#8
Apologies

I apologise for the following error I made.:frowning:
Some time during all the installs and reinstalls I have done recently I had left the ide drive disconnected.
This was because XP although being installed on the raid drive said it couldent write necessary files to the drive (because linux was on it).
I hastily said windows could see the drive as it always has in the past,and can now it is reconnected.
Easybcd can now see the ide drive and I have added the system to the vista bootloader.
However when I choose Ubuntu it bounces me back to the vista bootloader.
I have tried the little check button(something about the bootloader not being on the mbr) and then grub gets so far and then says a file is missing.
I'm not on my home pc at the moment but when I am I will post the file you mentioned for edditing and then I think it will work.
Mike
 

mqudsi

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#9
The order of the drives as seen by GRUB is no longer the same since re-attaching the IDE disk, so while EasyBCD is correctly communicating with GRUB... GRUB doesn't what to do.

Post that file and we'll see what happens.
 
#10
OK here's the file

## 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

## 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 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=cf42e4a4-5a65-4c60-a369-e6caad91cf64 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=cf42e4a4-5a65-4c60-a369-e6caad91cf64 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic

title Ubuntu 7.10, memtest86+
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#11
Here:

Code:
title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
find --set-root /boot/memtest86+.bin
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=cf42e4a4-5a65-4c60-a369-e6caad91cf64 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
find --set-root /boot/memtest86+.bin
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=cf42e4a4-5a65-4c60-a369-e6caad91cf64 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic

title Ubuntu 7.10, memtest86+
find --set-root /boot/memtest86+.bin
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet
 
#12
Resolved!

Thank you very much,easybcd has managed to do what no other boot manager has been able to do on my system.
I'm not sure I fully understand the neogrub thing.
Was neogrub on my ide drive before I installed easybcd or did easybcd put it on when I created the entry for Ubuntu.
Mike
 

Mak 2.0

Mod...WAFFLES!?!?
Staff member
#13
NeoGRUB was created by EasyBCD when you added this entry. NeoGRUB is not on a drive by Default.