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Old 11-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Haneef Bashir
 
Default boot problems after installing fedora 11

i had installed ubuntu 9.10 on my hard drive then installed fedora 11.
now i cant get into ubuntu and my computer boots right into fedora. i
tried using super grub but up until now it hast worked. here is how i
have my disk partitioned.
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3930 31567693+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 3931 19457 124720627+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 3931 4706 6233188+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 4707 5473 6160896 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 5474 5613 1124518+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda8 5614 19457 111201898+ 83 Linux

sda1 is the home folder. sda5 is ubuntu and sda6 is fedora. thanks in advance

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Old 11-03-2009, 09:06 PM
Tom H
 
Default boot problems after installing fedora 11

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Haneef Bashir wrote:
> i had installed ubuntu 9.10 on my hard drive then installed fedora 11.
> now i cant get into ubuntu and my computer boots right into fedora. i
> tried using super grub but up until now it hast worked. here is how i
> have my disk partitioned.
> Device Boot * * *Start * * * * End * * *Blocks * Id *System
> /dev/sda1 * * * * * * * 1 * * * *3930 * *31567693+ *83 *Linux
> /dev/sda2 * * * * * *3931 * * * 19457 * 124720627+ * 5 *Extended
> /dev/sda5 * * * * * *3931 * * * *4706 * * 6233188+ *83 *Linux
> /dev/sda6 * * * * * *4707 * * * *5473 * * 6160896 * 83 *Linux
> /dev/sda7 * * * * * *5474 * * * *5613 * * 1124518+ *82 *Linux swap / Solaris
> /dev/sda8 * * * * * *5614 * * * 19457 * 111201898+ *83 *Linux
> sda1 is the home folder. sda5 is ubuntu and sda6 is fedora.

So:
sda1 = /home
sda5 = / (KK)
sda6 = / (F11)
sda7 = swap
sda8 = ?

F11 will have installed and activated grub 1, which does not recognize
ext4. So if sda5 is an ext4 partition, grub 1 will not detect it.

(1) Try to chainload KK's grub 2. I think that you will need to use
"rootnoverify" rather than "root".

rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader +1
boot

OR

(2) Run
yum install grub2
to install grub 2 on your F11 partition.

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Old 11-04-2009, 01:50 AM
Haneef Bashir
 
Default boot problems after installing fedora 11

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 10:06 PM, Tom H <tomh0665@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Haneef Bashir wrote:
>> i had installed ubuntu 9.10 on my hard drive then installed fedora 11.
>> now i cant get into ubuntu and my computer boots right into fedora. i
>> tried using super grub but up until now it hast worked. here is how i
>> have my disk partitioned.
>> Device Boot * * *Start * * * * End * * *Blocks * Id *System
>> /dev/sda1 * * * * * * * 1 * * * *3930 * *31567693+ *83 *Linux
>> /dev/sda2 * * * * * *3931 * * * 19457 * 124720627+ * 5 *Extended
>> /dev/sda5 * * * * * *3931 * * * *4706 * * 6233188+ *83 *Linux
>> /dev/sda6 * * * * * *4707 * * * *5473 * * 6160896 * 83 *Linux
>> /dev/sda7 * * * * * *5474 * * * *5613 * * 1124518+ *82 *Linux swap / Solaris
>> /dev/sda8 * * * * * *5614 * * * 19457 * 111201898+ *83 *Linux
>> sda1 is the home folder. sda5 is ubuntu and sda6 is fedora.
>
> So:
> sda1 = /home
> sda5 = / (KK)
> sda6 = / (F11)
> sda7 = swap
> sda8 = ?
>
> F11 will have installed and activated grub 1, which does not recognize
> ext4. So if sda5 is an ext4 partition, grub 1 will not detect it.
>
> (1) Try to chainload KK's grub 2. I think that you will need to use
> "rootnoverify" rather than "root".
>
> rootnoverify (hd0,4)
> chainloader +1
> boot
>
> OR
>
> (2) Run
> yum install grub2
> to install grub 2 on your F11 partition.
i thought that might be the problem but during install i chose ext3 as
the format for the drive so there wouldn't be any compatibility
issues. ill try installing grub 2

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Old 11-04-2009, 01:51 AM
Haneef Bashir
 
Default boot problems after installing fedora 11

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 2:50 AM, Haneef Bashir <darkfena313@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 10:06 PM, Tom H <tomh0665@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Haneef Bashir wrote:
>>> i had installed ubuntu 9.10 on my hard drive then installed fedora 11.
>>> now i cant get into ubuntu and my computer boots right into fedora. i
>>> tried using super grub but up until now it hast worked. here is how i
>>> have my disk partitioned.
>>> Device Boot * * *Start * * * * End * * *Blocks * Id *System
>>> /dev/sda1 * * * * * * * 1 * * * *3930 * *31567693+ *83 *Linux
>>> /dev/sda2 * * * * * *3931 * * * 19457 * 124720627+ * 5 *Extended
>>> /dev/sda5 * * * * * *3931 * * * *4706 * * 6233188+ *83 *Linux
>>> /dev/sda6 * * * * * *4707 * * * *5473 * * 6160896 * 83 *Linux
>>> /dev/sda7 * * * * * *5474 * * * *5613 * * 1124518+ *82 *Linux swap / Solaris
>>> /dev/sda8 * * * * * *5614 * * * 19457 * 111201898+ *83 *Linux
>>> sda1 is the home folder. sda5 is ubuntu and sda6 is fedora.
>>
>> So:
>> sda1 = /home
>> sda5 = / (KK)
>> sda6 = / (F11)
>> sda7 = swap
>> sda8 = ?
>>
>> F11 will have installed and activated grub 1, which does not recognize
>> ext4. So if sda5 is an ext4 partition, grub 1 will not detect it.
>>
>> (1) Try to chainload KK's grub 2. I think that you will need to use
>> "rootnoverify" rather than "root".
>>
>> rootnoverify (hd0,4)
>> chainloader +1
>> boot
>>
>> OR
>>
>> (2) Run
>> yum install grub2
>> to install grub 2 on your F11 partition.
> i thought that might be the problem but during install i chose ext3 as
> the format for the drive so there wouldn't be any compatibility
> issues. ill try installing grub 2
>
sda8 is just for saving big files

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Old 11-04-2009, 02:45 AM
Haneef Bashir
 
Default boot problems after installing fedora 11

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 5:51 AM, Haneef Bashir <darkfena313@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 2:50 AM, Haneef Bashir <darkfena313@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 10:06 PM, Tom H <tomh0665@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Haneef Bashir wrote:
>>>> i had installed ubuntu 9.10 on my hard drive then installed fedora 11.
>>>> now i cant get into ubuntu and my computer boots right into fedora. i
>>>> tried using super grub but up until now it hast worked. here is how i
>>>> have my disk partitioned.
>>>> Device Boot * * *Start * * * * End * * *Blocks * Id *System
>>>> /dev/sda1 * * * * * * * 1 * * * *3930 * *31567693+ *83 *Linux
>>>> /dev/sda2 * * * * * *3931 * * * 19457 * 124720627+ * 5 *Extended
>>>> /dev/sda5 * * * * * *3931 * * * *4706 * * 6233188+ *83 *Linux
>>>> /dev/sda6 * * * * * *4707 * * * *5473 * * 6160896 * 83 *Linux
>>>> /dev/sda7 * * * * * *5474 * * * *5613 * * 1124518+ *82 *Linux swap / Solaris
>>>> /dev/sda8 * * * * * *5614 * * * 19457 * 111201898+ *83 *Linux
>>>> sda1 is the home folder. sda5 is ubuntu and sda6 is fedora.
>>>
>>> So:
>>> sda1 = /home
>>> sda5 = / (KK)
>>> sda6 = / (F11)
>>> sda7 = swap
>>> sda8 = ?
>>>
>>> F11 will have installed and activated grub 1, which does not recognize
>>> ext4. So if sda5 is an ext4 partition, grub 1 will not detect it.
>>>
>>> (1) Try to chainload KK's grub 2. I think that you will need to use
>>> "rootnoverify" rather than "root".
>>>
>>> rootnoverify (hd0,4)
>>> chainloader +1
>>> boot
>>>
>>> OR
>>>
>>> (2) Run
>>> yum install grub2
>>> to install grub 2 on your F11 partition.
>> i thought that might be the problem but during install i chose ext3 as
>> the format for the drive so there wouldn't be any compatibility
>> issues. ill try installing grub 2
>>
> sda8 is just for saving big files
>
i installed grub2 and nothing happened. i dont really know how to do
chainloading but ill try.

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Old 11-04-2009, 06:42 AM
John Scott
 
Default boot problems after installing fedora 11

-----Original Message-----
From: Haneef Bashir <darkfena313@gmail.com>
Sent: Tue, Nov 3, 2009 8:38 pm
Subject: boot problems after installing fedora 11

i had installed ubuntu 9.10 on my hard drive then installed fedora 11.
now i cant get into ubuntu and my computer boots right into fedora. i
tried using super grub but up until now it hast worked. here is how i
have my disk partitioned.
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3930 31567693+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 3931 19457 124720627+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 3931 4706 6233188+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 4707 5473 6160896 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 5474 5613 1124518+ 82 Linux swap /
Solaris
/dev/sda8 5614 19457 111201898+ 83 Linux

>sda1 is the home folder. sda5 is ubuntu and sda6 is fedora. thanks in
advance
>


Are you getting a boot menu at all? How about posting your menu.lst

John


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Old 11-04-2009, 07:24 AM
Goh Lip
 
Default boot problems after installing fedora 11

Haneef Bashir wrote:

> i installed grub2 and nothing happened. i dont really know how to do
> chainloading but ill try.
>

Haneef, if you want an empty grub2 bootable cd, I can send you an iso
file for you to burn and try to boot to 9.10. The file is just about 1
MB size.
Let me know if you want it.

Regards,
Goh Lip


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Old 11-04-2009, 07:40 AM
Tom H
 
Default boot problems after installing fedora 11

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 4:51 AM, Haneef Bashir <darkfena313@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 2:50 AM, Haneef Bashir <darkfena313@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 10:06 PM, Tom H <tomh0665@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Haneef Bashir wrote:
>>>> i had installed ubuntu 9.10 on my hard drive then installed fedora 11.
>>>> now i cant get into ubuntu and my computer boots right into fedora. i
>>>> tried using super grub but up until now it hast worked. here is how i
>>>> have my disk partitioned.
>>>> Device Boot * * *Start * * * * End * * *Blocks * Id *System
>>>> /dev/sda1 * * * * * * * 1 * * * *3930 * *31567693+ *83 *Linux
>>>> /dev/sda2 * * * * * *3931 * * * 19457 * 124720627+ * 5 *Extended
>>>> /dev/sda5 * * * * * *3931 * * * *4706 * * 6233188+ *83 *Linux
>>>> /dev/sda6 * * * * * *4707 * * * *5473 * * 6160896 * 83 *Linux
>>>> /dev/sda7 * * * * * *5474 * * * *5613 * * 1124518+ *82 *Linux swap / Solaris
>>>> /dev/sda8 * * * * * *5614 * * * 19457 * 111201898+ *83 *Linux
>>>> sda1 is the home folder. sda5 is ubuntu and sda6 is fedora.
>>>
>>> So:
>>> sda1 = /home
>>> sda5 = / (KK)
>>> sda6 = / (F11)
>>> sda7 = swap
>>> sda8 = ?
>>>
>>> F11 will have installed and activated grub 1, which does not recognize
>>> ext4. So if sda5 is an ext4 partition, grub 1 will not detect it.
>>>
>>> (1) Try to chainload KK's grub 2. I think that you will need to use
>>> "rootnoverify" rather than "root".
>>>
>>> rootnoverify (hd0,4)
>>> chainloader +1
>>> boot
>>>
>>> OR
>>>
>>> (2) Run
>>> yum install grub2
>>> to install grub 2 on your F11 partition.
>> i thought that might be the problem but during install i chose ext3 as
>> the format for the drive so there wouldn't be any compatibility
>> issues. ill try installing grub 2
>>
> sda8 is just for saving big files

Thanks. I was curious whether it was a HUGE /boot!

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Old 11-04-2009, 07:41 AM
Tom H
 
Default boot problems after installing fedora 11

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 5:45 AM, Haneef Bashir <darkfena313@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 5:51 AM, Haneef Bashir <darkfena313@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 2:50 AM, Haneef Bashir <darkfena313@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 10:06 PM, Tom H <tomh0665@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Haneef Bashir wrote:
>>>>> i had installed ubuntu 9.10 on my hard drive then installed fedora 11.
>>>>> now i cant get into ubuntu and my computer boots right into fedora. i
>>>>> tried using super grub but up until now it hast worked. here is how i
>>>>> have my disk partitioned.
>>>>> Device Boot * * *Start * * * * End * * *Blocks * Id *System
>>>>> /dev/sda1 * * * * * * * 1 * * * *3930 * *31567693+ *83 *Linux
>>>>> /dev/sda2 * * * * * *3931 * * * 19457 * 124720627+ * 5 *Extended
>>>>> /dev/sda5 * * * * * *3931 * * * *4706 * * 6233188+ *83 *Linux
>>>>> /dev/sda6 * * * * * *4707 * * * *5473 * * 6160896 * 83 *Linux
>>>>> /dev/sda7 * * * * * *5474 * * * *5613 * * 1124518+ *82 *Linux swap / Solaris
>>>>> /dev/sda8 * * * * * *5614 * * * 19457 * 111201898+ *83 *Linux
>>>>> sda1 is the home folder. sda5 is ubuntu and sda6 is fedora.
>>>>
>>>> So:
>>>> sda1 = /home
>>>> sda5 = / (KK)
>>>> sda6 = / (F11)
>>>> sda7 = swap
>>>> sda8 = ?
>>>>
>>>> F11 will have installed and activated grub 1, which does not recognize
>>>> ext4. So if sda5 is an ext4 partition, grub 1 will not detect it.
>>>>
>>>> (1) Try to chainload KK's grub 2. I think that you will need to use
>>>> "rootnoverify" rather than "root".
>>>>
>>>> rootnoverify (hd0,4)
>>>> chainloader +1
>>>> boot
>>>>
>>>> OR
>>>>
>>>> (2) Run
>>>> yum install grub2
>>>> to install grub 2 on your F11 partition.
>>> i thought that might be the problem but during install i chose ext3 as
>>> the format for the drive so there wouldn't be any compatibility
>>> issues. ill try installing grub 2
>>>
>> sda8 is just for saving big files
>>
> i installed grub2 and nothing happened. i dont really know how to do
> chainloading but ill try.

Please post the contents of /boot/grub/grub.cfg
and please mount /dev/sda5 and post an ls of /mountpoint/boot

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Old 11-04-2009, 07:51 AM
Goh Lip
 
Default boot problems after installing fedora 11

Goh Lip wrote:
> Haneef Bashir wrote:
>
>> i installed grub2 and nothing happened. i dont really know how to do
>> chainloading but ill try.
>>
>
> Haneef, if you want an empty grub2 bootable cd, I can send you an iso
> file for you to burn and try to boot to 9.10. The file is just about 1
> MB size.
> Let me know if you want it.
>
>

Gee, there are easier ways to get it.
(i really should pause longer before hitting the send button)

boot up 9.10 livecd. at terminal,
sudo grub-mkrescue grub2.iso

burn that 'grub2.iso' generated in your home partition.

Boot that up, then do
search -f /boot/grub/grub.cfg

check what is your partition of 9.10
(you did not say in earlier message where your 9.10 is, Tom said it is
sda5, is it?)


Assuming it is (hd0,5) -change if wrong-

do either one of 2 things


-one-
configfile (hd0,5)/boot/grub/grub.cfg


-two-
set root=(hd0,5)
linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=/dev/sda5 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
boot


When booted into 9.10, at terminal
sudo grub-mkconfig

check if this includes F11 as well.
If okay,
sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

sudo grub-install /dev/sda

Regrds,
Goh Lip








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