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Re: Triple boot:XP,ubuntu&FC5 grub failed




--- Tod Merley <todbot88 gmail com> wrote:

> On 8/30/06, Jim Cornette
> <fc-cornette insight rr com> wrote:
> > Gayal wrote:
> > > I was using Win XP with FC5 and wanted to
> install Ubuntu as well.
> > >
> > > So i deleted the FC5 partition (just for the fun
> of doing it) and
> > > installed ubuntu straight from the live cd
> V6.10.
> > > And my laptop dual booted perfectly with XP.
> > > After that i installed FC5 and during the
> creation of boot loader i
> > > added XP and Ubutu as well from there respective
> partitions.
> > >
> > > But then triple boot failed.
> > > This is the message i get when selected ubuntu
> from Fedora Core 5 Grub Menu
> > > -----------------------------------
> > >
> > > Booting 'ubuntu'
> > > rootnoverify (hd0,6)
> > > chainloadre +1
> > >
> > > Error 13: Invalid or Unsupported executable
> format.
> > > Press any key to continue
> > >
> > > so how can i fix this problem and tripple boot
> my laptop.
> > >
> > > my file systems are as follows:
> > > XP - NTFS
> > > ubuntu - reiserfs
> > > FC5 - Ext3
> > >
> > > --
> > > Gayal Rupasinghe
> > > SRI LANKA
> > > (SU-APIIT)
> > > User #396462 counter.li.org
> <http://counter.li.org>
> > >
> >
> > In the Ubuntu OS, you need to install its boot
> loader into the partition
> >   that you have the ubuntu boot loader located in.
> >
> > For example: I had to run grub-install /dev/hdb1
> to chainload another
> > installation from within the installation that had
> grub installed in
> > that location, I don't know if it is a spelling
> difference such as
> > British compared to US spelling, but chainloader
> +1 instead of
> > chainlodre + 1 might be the problem with the
> setup.
> >
> > There was also a problem related to reiserFS with
> grub in the past. I
> > think that this factor should not matter. It might
> be solved already.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> >
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> 
> Hi Gayal Rupasinghe and Jim Cornette!
> 
> Gayle, Jim has it pretty much right I think.
> 
> The chainload of Ubuntu (sort of a "stop looking
> here and start fresh
> right there!) should see a Fresh MBR (this is were I
> have a bit of a
> question since I can only see an MBR as being
> generated for the first
> sector of the disk) immediately followed (and
> referenced in the MBR)
> by a file within your current /boot/grub called
> "reiserfs_stage1_5".
> In every Ubuntu installation I have looked at stage
> 1.5 I have found
> immediately following the MBR (MBR sector 1, Stage
> 1.5 sector 2).  I
> believe it could be located anywhere as long as you
> pointed to that
> location within the MBR.
> 
> The grub boot sequence is Stage 1 - the Master Boot
> Record - which
> points to Stage 1.5 which is sort of a connector
> enabling the file
> system intended ("reiser" in this case) - Stage 2 -
> GRUB proper.
> 
> The stage 1.5 I reference above is a bit less than
> eighteen 512 byte
> sectors long.  I do not know where the partition
> file tables start.  I
> guess I am saying that if it were me I would look a
> bit further before
> I did indeed transfer stage 1.5 to "just after the
> MBR of the Ubuntu
> partition".  I am talking a bit above my knowledge
> and experience
> (although I am suspicious it would work).
> 
> Good Hunting!
> 
> Tod
> 
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Sorry to ask, but the line 
> > chainloadre +1

should'nt it be
chainloader ?

Regards,

Antonio 

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