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GRUB is being a grub, indeed.
« on: May 20, 2009, 10:23:20 PM »
Background:

I have a dual boot of Ubuntu 9.04 and Windows XP. The Ubuntu installation was actually an installation from Wubi, and I decided to make a swap partition and Ext3 partition for the upgrade. I used LVPM to transfer the drive contents onto the new ext3 partition, and LVPM installed GRUB.

The problem is that GRUB won't boot the new partition. I'm not sure which partition it needs, but when I fiddle with the (hdX,Y) for it I'll either get an error saying its unable to mount the partition or it just goes back to the menu. How can I know specifically what to specify for (hdX,Y) and are there other parameters I would need to specify as well? I'm also considering that the partitions aren't set up correctly, (possible formatting error, bad order of the partitions on the disk?)

5/21 update:

Fuck it. I've already learned to not store important crap on the same partition as my operating system. I'm just going to wipe it and start legit. If anyone stumbles across this page from a search engine and has problems with booting an new partition from Wubi, trade the headache for a little hassle. After all, how many hours will it take trying to fix it when you could have just done it right from scratch in less time? (remember your windows partition is in /host)

Thankies

Edit:
Any useful reference (and a note for myself):
http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux/grub/grub.htm
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/grub-error-guide.xml
« Last Edit: May 22, 2009, 02:58:32 AM by Zakamiro »


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