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#27627 2-Nov-2008 10:24
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With the new release of Ubuntu 8.10 I decided to reinstall Ubuntu rather than upgrading from my 8.04 Hardy Herion. Now I can boot to Ubuntu, but Windows XP  from grub menu gives following error:

Error 12: Invalid device requested

Press any key to continue...

I can see and access Windows XP partition from Ubuntu, but can't boot into it. Ubuntu and XP is installed on the same physical drive on different partitions. Is there anyway to save my Windows with reinstalling it? I would like to move to Ubuntu eventually but still prefer to keep Windows for games etc. Any help is much appreciated.

With the new release of Ubuntu 8.10 I decided to reinstall Ubuntu rather than upgrading from my 8.04 Hardy Herion. Now I can boot to Ubuntu, but Windows XP  from grub menu gives following error:

Error 12: Invalid device requested

Press any key to continue...

I can see and access Windows XP partition from Ubuntu, but can't boot into it. Ubuntu and XP is installed on the same physical drive on different partitions. Is there anyway to save my Windows with reinstalling it? I would like to move to Ubuntu eventually but still prefer to keep Windows for games etc. Any help is much appreciated.

Here is what I found in the grub menu.lst

## ## End Default Options ##

title        Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
uuid        65594fbc-77e1-4ac2-858c-24a97d74db9e
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=65594fbc-77e1-4ac2-858c-24a97d74db9e 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)
uuid        65594fbc-77e1-4ac2-858c-24a97d74db9e
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=65594fbc-77e1-4ac2-858c-24a97d74db9e ro  single
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

title        Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+
uuid        65594fbc-77e1-4ac2-858c-24a97d74db9e
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/sdb1
title        Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root        (hd1,0)
savedefault
makeactive
map        (hd0) (hd1)
map        (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader    +1








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  #175211 2-Nov-2008 10:41
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Never seen "map" before my GRUB menus, maybe you could remove the two (try it at the boot prompt so it's not permanent and doesn't require you to restart and so forth).

Do you have any back ups of the menu.lst file? (Back up... back up...)

(To be honest I haven't used Linux in a year... hopefully my ordered ShipIt Intrepid CD will change that)




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  #175218 2-Nov-2008 11:04
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I didn't backup grub menu before the reinstall. I should have installed Ubuntu from within Windows, rather than from boot cd.

Btw why didn't you just download Intrepid?






 
 
 
 


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  #175221 2-Nov-2008 11:12
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I'm patient... and I love collecting the CDs. Been doing so since 2005.




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  #175229 2-Nov-2008 12:04
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STI: I didn't backup grub menu before the reinstall. I should have installed Ubuntu from within Windows, rather than from boot cd.

Btw why didn't you just download Intrepid?


If you use Windows a lot along with Ubuntu, you could try what I did. Installed Windows first, then Linux with Grub installed in the Linux root partition (than MBR) and then use EasyBCD to load Ubuntu from Windows boot loader Cool. This way, you need not tweak Grub. Have a look at my post here.




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  #175567 3-Nov-2008 22:01
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How do you install Ubuntu with Grup in Linux partition? I still use Windows as my primary OS, Linux for mainly programming. Ideally I would like to see Windows bootloader first then choose Ubuntu from there.






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  #175574 3-Nov-2008 22:09
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STI: How do you install Ubuntu with Grup in Linux partition? I still use Windows as my primary OS, Linux for mainly programming. Ideally I would like to see Windows bootloader first then choose Ubuntu from there.

I've used this guide - it's clear and simple (and has got multiple situations covered too - use the menu)




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  #176291 6-Nov-2008 13:27
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how did you get on?? Any luck?

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