[PLUG] Ubuntu 8.10 GRUB problem - only shows memtest option

Abhishek Amberkar [अभिषेक] abhishek.amberkar at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 22:53:37 IST 2009

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:09 PM, Mandar Vaze <mandarvaze at gmail.com> wrote:
> Original problem is about the installed OS, that is why details like
> /dev/sda6 and mention of GRUB being on /dev/sda6 rather than on MBR.
> http://plug.org.in/pipermail/plug-mail/2009-January/005411.html
> Mention of LiveCD may have confused you, but my intention was that vmlinux
> is missing from LiveCD *as well*.
> Here are the steps I did :
> 1. Boot from DVD shipped with LFY Dec 208
> 2. Select "Ubuntu Live" environment
> 3. When booted into Live env. selected "Install"
> 4. Pointed to /dev/sda6 as root, provided a small partition for "swap"
> 5. In Boot loader dialog, clicked "Advanced" and asked GRUB to be installed
> on /dev/sda6 instead of MBR
> 6. Let the installation finish.
> 7. Copied first 512 bytes of /dev/sda6 using "dd" command into file
> "ubuntu.bin"
> 8. Copied "ubuntu.bin" onto "C:"
> 9. Edited C:\boot.ini, and added entry "C:\ubuntu.bin="Ubuntu 8.10"
> 10. Rebooted, selected "Ubuntu" from Windows Bootloader
> 11. Got "only" memtest option
> I hope you clarifies the problem.

This is interesting. I didn't know that Windows boot loader can boot
GNU/Linux. The solution I provided you works only if you use GRUB.
Since I have not tried it, I can not assist you to solve your problem.
This link might help you. ( or you may have already visited it )

Well, what's the reason not using GRUB and to stick to Windows boot loader?

With Regards
Abhishek Amberkar

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