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Old 02-03-2009, 04:51 AM
Victor Padro
 
Default Error 13: Invalid or Unsupported Executable Format

Hello Everyone,

I got this tiny issue on my Dell XPS, I run a dual boot Windows Vista and Ubuntu 8.04.2 on this laptop it has been working since several days before but today I found out that I am not able to boot Vista anymore I got the Error 13: Invalid or Unsupported Executable Format message everytime I try to boot, I actually did a search and I was able to find some info about it here and I tried changing the menu.lst but without any change or progress, still says Error 13, I wonder if anyone could guide me resolving this.


TIA

here's my menu.lst:


# 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*** *** 10

## 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=72888393-f306-4e25-94cf-fa6737d12111 ro

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

# crashdump=0

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

## 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

## 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 8.04.2, kernel 2.6.24-23-generic
root*** *** (hd0,2)
kernel*** *** /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-23-generic root=UUID=72888393-f306-4e25-94cf-fa6737d12111 ro quiet splash

initrd*** *** /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-23-generic
quiet

title*** *** Ubuntu 8.04.2, kernel 2.6.24-23-generic (recovery mode)
root*** *** (hd0,2)
kernel*** *** /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-23-generic root=UUID=72888393-f306-4e25-94cf-fa6737d12111 ro single

initrd*** *** /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-23-generic

#title*** *** Ubuntu 8.04.2, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic
#root*** *** (hd0,2)
#kernel*** *** /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=72888393-f306-4e25-94cf-fa6737d12111 ro quiet splash

#initrd*** *** /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic
#quiet

#title*** *** Ubuntu 8.04.2, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (recovery mode)
#root*** *** (hd0,2)
#kernel*** *** /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=72888393-f306-4e25-94cf-fa6737d12111 ro single

#initrd*** *** /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic

title*** *** Ubuntu 8.04.2, memtest86+
root*** *** (hd0,2)
kernel*** *** /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian

# ones.
title*** *** Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
#title*** *** Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)
#root*** *** (hd0,0)

#savedefault
#makeactive
#chainloader*** +1

title************* Windows Vista
root************** (hd0,0) (I actually changed this lines to hd1,0 - hd0,1 etc without any progress)
savedefault
makeactive

map*************** (hd0) (hd1)
map*************** (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader******* +1



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