Windows loads instead of ubuntu

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Hello, I am new here and I have a problem...

My EasyBCD settings:
There are a total of 3 entries listed in the Vista Bootloader.
Bootloader Timeout: 30 seconds.
Default OS: Windows 7
Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows
Entry #2
Name: Windows XP
BCD ID: {abc96ed6-0ad1-11de-afc6-f5d83885e33e}
Drive: D:\
Bootloader Path: \NTLDR
Entry #3
Name: NeoGrub Bootloader
BCD ID: {abc96ee0-0ad1-11de-afc6-f5d83885e33e}
Drive: D:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\NeoGrub.mbr
menu.lst
# NeoSmart NeoGrub Bootloader Configuration File
#
# This is the NeoGrub configuration file, and should be located at D:\NST\menu.lst
# Please see the EasyBCD Documentation for information on how to create/modify entries:
find --set-root /NTLDR
makeactive
chainloader /NTLDR
boot
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Press to start GRUB, any other key to boot previous MBR ...
Timeout : 
Invalid previous MBR. Press any key to start GRUB ...
Cannot find GRLDR. to hold the screen, any other key to boot previous MBR ...
Error while reading MBR of drive (hd0 )
Invalid boot indicator in partition table of
Invalid sectors_per_track in partition table of
Invalid start_sector in partition table of
Invalid end_sector in partition table of
No boot signature in partition table of
Error: Cannot find GRLDR in all devices. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.
Try (hd0,0 ) : EXT2: NTFS4: NTFS5: NTFS5p: FAT32: FAT16: FAT12: non-MS: skip Extended: invalid or null This partition is NTFS but with unknown boot record. Please
install Microsoft NTFS boot sectors to this partition correctly, or create an
FAT12/16/32 partition and place the same copy of GRLDR and MENU.LST there.
When I start my PC and choose Linux, loader loads windows xp instead. Something looked wrong with neogrub.mbr. Can someone help me to solve this problem?

Hazardous
 
#2
Hi Hazardous. Welcome to NST.
Please post the menu.lst on your Ubuntu partition, located at /boot/grub/menu.lst. You can boot from the LiveCD to access it.

-Coolname007
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#3
Do you have XP ?
If looks like you might have selected the wrong OS type from the dropdown menu when you were adding your Linux entry.
Make sure you're using the latest 2.0 Beta. There are known problems with the newest Linux builds and the older EasyBCD
 
#4
menu.lst from linux
timeout 3
hiddenmenu
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic
root
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=3d1cdd72-0e80-47e9-9281-d344b804ea2f ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic
quiet
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic (recovery mode)
root
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=3d1cdd72-0e80-47e9-9281-d344b804ea2f ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
root
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=3d1cdd72-0e80-47e9-9281-d344b804ea2f ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
quiet
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)
root
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=3d1cdd72-0e80-47e9-9281-d344b804ea2f ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
title Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+
root
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
title Windows XP
root (hd0,4)
chainloader +1
makeactive
This file was my first attempt to dual-boot. Should I say triple-boot when I am loading tree OS?

Terry60, I have replaced 172 to 200 version as you suggested, I deleted neogrub and reinstalled it, but the problem remains. I am not quite sure about which dropdown list you are talking, but in add/remove I choosed neogrub tab.
 
#5
Terry60, I have replaced 172 to 200 version as you suggested, I deleted neogrub and reinstalled it, but the problem remains. I am not quite sure about which dropdown list you are talking, but in add/remove I choosed neogrub tab.
I believe Terry was refering to the dropdown under the Linux (not the NeoGrub) tab...:wink: Remove NeoGrub again under the NeoGrub tab, and then go to the Linux tab in the same section, and create a new entry to boot Ubuntu. Make sure you're pointing it at the correct drive and partition, and make sure to check the box called "Grub isn't installed to MBR/bootsector" (Also, make sure Grub is selected in the "Type" menu). Once you've selected those options, and gave a name for the new entry, simply click on the "Add Entry" button to create the new entry. :smile:

Now test it, and see if it works...
I'll look at your menu.lst now.

-Coolname007

Addendum:

Ok...so see these lines I marked in bold in your menu.lst?

timeout 3
hiddenmenu
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic
root
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=3d1cdd72-0e80-47e9-9281-d344b804ea2f ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic
quiet
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-11-generic (recovery mode)
root
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic root=UUID=3d1cdd72-0e80-47e9-9281-d344b804ea2f ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
root
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=3d1cdd72-0e80-47e9-9281-d344b804ea2f ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
quiet
title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)
root
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=3d1cdd72-0e80-47e9-9281-d344b804ea2f ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
title Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+
root
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
title Windows XP
root (hd0,4)
chainloader +1
makeactive
The first line at the top, the "timeout" one needs to be changed to a different value than 3. :wink: You need to change it to something higher, such as 10, so you'll have more time to select what entry you want to boot into, if you choose to access the menu by pushing Esc (though you can also fix that too, by adding the '#' sign right before "hidden menu", so that you get to the menu by default, and then you pick which entry to boot into).
Secondly, notice the "root" lines I marked in bold? :wink: They need an appropriate value for disk and partition added there, such as a location like (hd0,0), first hard drive, first partition. You can use "sudo fdisk -l" (the last letter is a lowercase "L") from the Terminal while booted from the LiveCD to see your partition numbers, in the sdxy format (which must be noted that the partition number will be 1 number higher than the other one, since it begins counting at 1 for partitions). Your Ubuntu partition should be shown as a "Linux Native" partition, and so you should have little trouble in figuring out which one is your root partition for Ubuntu.
So, the root lines would need to look something like this:

root (hd0,1)
XP boots currently from Grub because there is no location specified in the Ubuntu entries in the menu.lst, and so it goes to the next entry it finds (which just happens to be the XP one), and loads it instead.

Cheers,

Jake
 
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