Re: grub not showing ubuntu partition

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On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 10:53 PM, JD <[email protected]> wrote:

On 09/09/2010 06:20 AM, Tanmoy Chatterjee wrote:
> Hello Everybody,
> Recently I have installed Fedora 13 in my desktop, along side
> previously installed Ubuntu 9.04.
> 1) After installing Fedora, rebooting the system does not come up with
> usual grub list of OS's and I can't log into ubuntu. I can only log
> into fedora though I can find the ubuntu partition and even browse my
> files there.
> Possible Cause:
> 1) At the time of fedora installation there was a step where the
> installation program asked to select/deselect
> INSTALL BOOTLOADER ON dev/sda and come up with an edit/add option in
> boot loader operating system list.
> 2) As an end user I prefer the default option for the installation
> which in this step assumes there is no other OS in the system and
> thereby ignores my ubuntu partition on the grub list.
> 3) Kindly give me some step by step instruction other than
> reinstalling everything to boot into ubuntu.
> I have gone through the fedora installation guide where some command
> line solutions have been suggested.
> Can anybody suggest some other solution for a novice like me?
> Thanks in advance for any suggestion

How about adding an entry in grub.conf that is similar
to how we boot windows from grub:

title Ubuntu-9.04
        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
        chainloader +1

I do not know which disk/partition your ubuntu is on,
so you have to adjust (hd0,0) accordingly.

This will work, if you installed ubuntu's bootloader on it's partition.
Thank you JD for you suggestion. I have taken the following steps-
I add
[QUOTE]title Ubuntu 9.04 kernel 2.6.28-19-generic
root (hd0,0)  
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.28-19-generic root=/dev/sda1
initrd /initrd.img-2.6.28-19-generic
[QUOTE]title        Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-19-generic
uuid        e9918b34-80aa-4214-bd63-6b46b339005c
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-19-generic root=UUID=e9918b34-80aa-4214-bd63-6b46b339005c ro quiet splash
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-19-generic
Both time after restarting the computer and selecting ubuntu in GRUB list gives me this error message
" Error 15: File not found
Press any key to continue..."
Then I edited the grub.conf file again and add
[QUOTE]title    Ubuntu 9.04, (kernel 2.6.28-19-generic)
root  (hd0,0)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-19-generic root=UUID=e9918b34-80aa-4214-bd63-6b46b339005c ro quiet splash
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-19-generic
And then there is no problem in logging into my ubuntu system.


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