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Dual installation W7 & LM12 - W7 won't boot

 
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jbh911



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:54 am    Post subject: Dual installation W7 & LM12 - W7 won't boot Reply with quote

LM 12 installed in dual boot configuration with functioning W7. However, although W7 appears in the selection screen it won't boot from there.
I've followed the advise in the LXF 133 page 44 Troubleshooting FAQ as part of Perfecting multi-booting topic re this very issue - and it doesn't help. Are the details of that article all correct?

I have W7 is at /dev/sdb1 and LM12 at/edv/sdb5. What do I need to do to get W7 booting?


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Mayhem



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Booting W7 and ... ? I have found some linux flavours dont play nicely, but most can be easily fixed.

Do you get a menu to choose from ?

Try boot into linux. edit /boot/grub/grub.cfg (I can hear pitch forks a-comming...)
Find your W7 entry and try changing up or down a disk number and see if that works. I've found that the numbers/letters are sometimes misleading, depending on what OS is reading them at what time.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion Mayhem. Will see how that goes.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does "won't boot" mean? Does anything happen when you select W7? If so, what? What messages, if any, do you see?

Please post the contents of /boot/grub/grub.cfg, using code tags to keep it readable.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it sorted - can't recall the detail.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbh911 wrote:
Got it sorted - can't recall the detail.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too much red!



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