Vista boots fine, Ubuntu crashes


Hey all,

I was hoping someone might be able to shoot me in the right direction. I currently have a RAID 5 setup (mobo raid) and I have that raid devoted to vista. I have an IDE drive that I have ubuntu on but I have been unsuccessful in trying to get it to dual boot using easybcd. I followed the directions of clicking advanced during the ubuntu install and specifying hd(0,0) to install grub, and I even tried using the super grub CD to reinstall grub using the directions given on the linux setup page of this website.

When I try to boot into linux using the loader it screams and asks me to insert a system disk when trying to load ubuntu. Vista still works fine. Any ideas?

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Hi Ryan, welcome to NeoSmart Technologies.

Sounds like it might be your RAID screwing things up, try giving NeoGrub a shot.
Just add a new NeoGrub entry in EasyBCD, and set up the configuration file as shown in the documentation (NeoGrub - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki) to point to the correct drive and boot files.

A bit more complicated, but very reliable :smile:
Thank you for your reply.

I tried using neogrub however I am still unsuccessful, but in a different manner. My vista loader works fine however when I select the ubuntu loader it brings me to the second loader screen and from there it fails with the error
filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x7
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/hdb1

Error 17: file not found

Here is a screen shot of my current partitions, and here is my current config section for linux. When I boot to ubuntu off of the live CD I can mount the IDE HD from /dev/hdb1

/dev/hdb1 on /media/disk type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev)
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cd /media/disk/
ubuntu@ubuntu:/media/disk$ cd boot
ubuntu@ubuntu:/media/disk/boot$ ls
abi-2.6.22-14-generic         initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic.bak 
config-2.6.22-14-generic      memtest86+.bin
initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic  vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic

#This is our second entry
title        Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon    
root        (hd0,0)       #Load Ubuntu from the 2nd harddrive's 3rd partition.
#Next Line: Translate (hd1,2) to Linux notation and set that as the root partition
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/hdb1
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
#End Ubuntu entry

#That's it!



ok I found my a solution, however I think it may be a bug...

I changed the hd in the neogrub configuration to use (1,0) despite what that pull down menu had stated and it now booted up and works perfectly!

Thank you for EasyBCD!
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Your welcome, but perhaps you can help us debug this a bit?
Mind doing Useful Utilties | Power Console
bootpart.exe > c:\bootpart.txt

Then upload c:\bootpart.txt as an attachment?

ok, only thing I can think of is that you have some weird mapping going on where Vista sees its own drive as the primary/boot (and as such, drive 0) instead of in its proper position as drive 1.