Tweaking '' boot.ini ''


#1

well i have installed ubuntu in one and xp in an anouther partition of one my disk........ but after installing xp, ubuntu is not booting so i wanted to tweak the "boot.ini" file so that i would get a list of OS to choose from during the boot-up process.......

if its not possible for linux and windows together then please tell me..... and if i would be needing a third party software to it then tell me abt it....... and if there is any other way........


#2

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well i have installed ubuntu in one and xp in an anouther partition of one my disk… but after installing xp, ubuntu is not booting so i wanted to tweak the “boot.ini” file so that i would get a list of OS to choose from during the boot-up process…

if its not possible for linux and windows together then please tell me… and if i would be needing a third party software to it then tell me abt it… and if there is any other way…

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first off it is possible to run both OSes together

and secondly when ubuntu installs it replaces the windows bootloader with GRUB boat loader

u will have to edit GRUB to see what the problem is


#3

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u will have to edit GRUB to see what the problem is
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but ubuntu aint opein howcan i chk sum thin out when it aint openin…

i cant even explore the partition bcz windows does not support the file system…

if there is a software which will alow me to edit GruB do tell


#4

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but ubuntu aint opein howcan i chk sum thin out when it aint openin…

i cant even explore the partition bcz windows does not support the file system…

if there is a software which will alow me to edit GruB do tell

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the config for GRUB is a simple text file u can edit it with any text editor

do this if u have the ubuntu run it in live desktop mode and then browse the partition


#5

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the config for GRUB is a simple text file u can edit it with any text editor

do this if u have the ubuntu run it in live desktop mode and then browse the partition

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ok where will i find this file and its name will be GRUB right???

and can you tell which staement would ill be adding or editin?


#6

it will be in the root directory the folder name will be boot

their will be a folder by the name of GRUB

in it will a file called menu list

in it will all the boot properties see if ubuntu is in it


#7

Here you go:

http://linuxexpert.wordpress.com/2007/11/29/dual-boot-xp-after-ubuntu/


#8

ok doing it............ wait 4 atleast 10-20min ill tell how it goes.....


#9

Ahhh!!! So THAT's how you do it!

Ok... I need to dig up that Ubuntu CD.... and WINE :D


#10

if you installed thru WUBI, then boot.ini IS the way to go


#11

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if you installed thru WUBI, then boot.ini IS the way to go
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wubi is actually installed within windows so it wont show up in boot.ini


#12

do you have two hard rives?

if yes then probably ubuntu installed grub in other hard rive


#13

#14

ok it seems that after openin ubuntu windows dont want to open up....... i ran ubuntu via cd and copied the grub menu list to my usb to show u guz but when i restsarted the pc and my windows startarted to boot but it just never finished the bootin process went for that loader screen for about 20 min. then the screen went blank..........

i had to re-intall windows again =(

any coments????


#15

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ok it seems that after openin ubuntu windows dont want to open up… i ran ubuntu via cd and copied the grub menu list to my usb to show u guz but when i restsarted the pc and my windows startarted to boot but it just never finished the bootin process went for that loader screen for about 20 min. then the screen went blank…

i had to re-intall windows again =(

any coments???

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do you have two hard rives?

if yes then probably ubuntu installed grub in other hard rive


#16

yes i have two hdds but my second hdd has gone to the vendor for data recovery see http://www.wiredpakistan.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=1424

and i ussually keep all my data in it and its full to the brim ( if the data gets recovered )


#17

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yes i have two hdds but my second hdd has gone to the vendor for data recovery see http://www.wiredpakistan.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=1424

and i ussually keep all my data in it and its full to the brim ( if the data gets recovered )

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it is possible that ubuntu installer installed grub in that hardrive

that why grub isnt being detected