OS Selector ignores Linux Partition at the End of a Large Disk

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by ErnstB, Sep 3, 2005.

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  1. ErnstB

    ErnstB Registered Member

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    My new PC has a 200GB S-ATA disk.
    After installation of OS-Selector, the Windows-Partition is shown correctly.
    I installed a SUSE Linux at the end of the disk (20 GB) into a logical partition in the extended partition. But the Linux Partiton with the "GRUB" Bootloader in the root partition does not show up in the OS-Selector menu. I found no way to include Linux to the OS-Selector menu.

    On my last PC, I had a smaller disk (120 GB), where the same configuration worked well.
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello ErnstB,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Multiboot Managing Software.

    Please try to install GRUB in MBR, then please re-activate Acronis OS Selector and see whether the problem remains. Please contact us again if it doesn't help.

    Thank you.
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    Irina Shirokova
     
  3. ErnstB

    ErnstB Registered Member

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    Thank you for the response.

    In the meanwhile I solved the problem: I deinstalled and reinstalled the Disk Director Suite. At the first boot after reinstallation the wizard found the Linux partition.

    I suggest to integrate a menu item to start the wizard directly. This would be a improvement for future releases.

    Ernst ;)
     
  4. gsaito

    gsaito Registered Member

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    I had a very similar problem that got solved by uninstalling and reinstalling OS Selector.

    I have two SATA drives and one older Parallel ATA drive which I use for testing operating systems. This PATA drive is a 80GB drive with 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition at the end, within which there are 8 logical partitions.

    I have respectively SUSE 9.3, Fedora Core 4 and Kubuntu 5.04 installed on the first, second and third logical partitions (with GRUB installed in each logical partition boot sector). I also have Vector Linux on the 7th partition (which uses LILO). All that was recognized automactically by OS Selector when I originally installed this operating systems, just as it is expected to do.

    However, yesterday I installed Linspire Five-o on the 4th logical partition and somehow OS Selector did not identify it. I was sure the installation was correct because I was able to boot Linspire using the GRUB installations on the other partition boot sectors.

    The problem only got solved by uninstalling OS Selector and reinstalling it back. A simple Repair installation would not identify Linspire.

    For the record, I have OS Selector 9.0 build 504.
     
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