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Re: BUG: 10.10 Beta1: MAJOR GRUB ISSUE


Hi Pierre,

I've taken further advice from drs305 on this one and enclose the
conversation for you.

(22:03:21) drs305: phillw: Yes. Grub2 still doesn't get the names right and
I don't think it's been fixed.
(22:03:58) drs305: Either a custom menu named 09_custom so it's at the top,
or modify 30_os-prober.

(22:07:15) drs305: I don't have a Custom menu section. I forgot and was
looking at my tweaks.
(22:07:30) drs305: meierfra has a good custom menu post. I'll get it.
(22:07:58) drs305:
(22:08:50) drs305: All they would do is copy the entire menuentry section
into 40_custom, edit the name between the quotes, and then save it as
09_custom and make it executable.

If you have any further questions, you can catch drs305 via his grub2 thread
at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1195275



On 23 September 2010 21:09, Phill Whiteside <phillw@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Pierre,
> It's not actually Windows fault on this one (which I know is rare). More
> and more manufacturers are using hidden partitions as it saves them shipping
> out a recovery CD / DVD. For the re-installation of the Vista / Win7 MBR and
> also grub2 have a read of http://forum.phillw.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5 I've
> tried to condense what all those How-To's cover into a one stop area for
> people as quick reference guide for when things go wrong. The links take you
> to the forum area where you can receive further help on any of the potential
> problems.
> Regards,
> Phill.
> On 23 September 2010 16:33, Goh Lip <g.lip@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thursday 23,September,2010 09:52 PM, Pierre Yahoo wrote:
>>> Grub does not detect all partitions possibly because a system has both a
>>> rescue partition and a main partition for Windows.  Happened to me on 2
>>> Vista machines.  Reinsalling Vista did not fix the problem.  Also tried
>>> to reinstall GRUB and update it without success.  Also tried and failed
>>> with the Vista bootrec commands.
>> Pierre, there is a post in Ubuntu mailing list with a similar problem....
>>  On 21 September 2010 21:28, Goh Lip <g.lip@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Colin, instead of using (hd0,x) as done earlier, for a permanent more
>>>> failsafe manual entry for windows, make it use uuid as well too, as an
>>>> example....
>>>> menuentry "Windows Vista" {
>>>>       insmod ntfs
>>>>       set root=(hd0,x)
>>>>       search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>       chainloader +1
>>>> }
>>> I was in the process of following this advice when I looked more
>>> carefully at grub.cfg and realised that I had misinterpreted the
>>> problem.  It is actually on a relative's machine several hundred miles
>>> away which has complicated things a bit.  The Vista boot is not
>>> missing at all, it is just wrongly labeled in the boot menu.  There
>>> should be a Windows Recovery entry and a Vista entry, (and my relative
>>> is confident that there used to be a Vista one, but is not sure what
>>> the recovery one was labeled as).  Now, however, the recovery one is
>>> labeled "Windows NT/2000/XP (on /dev/sda1)" and the Vista one is
>>> labeled "Windows Recovery Environment (loader) (on /dev/sda2)" which
>>> is rather confusing to say the least.
>>> In order to avoid confusion I am going ahead with a custom entry for
>>> Vista as you have suggested.  It would be nice to hide the erroneous
>>> entries but I have not been able to work out how to do that.
>>> Sorry for messing everyone about with faulty info.
>> See if this also happens to you, ie., the recovery entry is the 'real
>> entry' and the 'system' entry is the recovery entry for Vista.
>> You can check too as per my post to Colin earlier..
>>  >  You should check if you can boot up windows if you do the following at
>>>>> >  the grub prompt (press 'c' at grub menu)
>>>>> >  set root=(hd0,x)
>>>>> >  chainloader +1
>>>>> >  boot
>>  >  where (hd0,x) is /dev/sdax of the windows partition, (usually x=1)
>> Regards - Goh Lip
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