Strange booting problem

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  1. nixie21

    nixie21 Registered Member

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    I have linux mint debian on my master drive and windows xp on my slave drive (why I have no clue!!!)...

    When I turn the computer on, it boots to the slave drive (a quick check in the bios and it says boot master drive 1st!)

    If I turn on the computer and bring up the boot options and choose boot master drive, it goes right to grub and boots perfectly!

    What am I missingo_O

    Thanks!!
     
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    thanks, will give it a try tomorrow night!
     
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    I tried your command as well as
    sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script055.sh

    but keep getting

    bash: /home/nixie21/Desktop/boot_info_script055.sh: No such file or directory

    thanks
     
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    OK, I got it...can you help me decipher it?
     

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    Boot flag points to Windows XP(*), but as I haven't used or dual booted with Windows for the
    past 3 years I have posted your query at the Ubuntu forums where you can check.
    Here is the link. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10193065#post10193065

    PS. Hope you don't mind. :)
     
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    NOT at all, I appreciate it very much. Not a true duel boot as windows is on the slave drive...such a weird problem!
     
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    From your initial post it seems you can boot into linux mint.? If so I reckon you will not need the chroot stuff as confirmed by the Ubuntu poster drs305 howto viz. Note: If you can get to your normal installation without using a Live CD the chroot procedure is not necessary and you need only Steps 2-5.
     
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    I did not know if I should post a question here or there...

    It says
    Note: If you can get to your normal installation without using a Live CD the chroot procedure is not necessary and you need only Steps 2-5.

    I am a little paranoid so just want to make sure before I do this..

    Which drive do I use in the command? (sd?)

    Thanks so much!!!
     
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    I think it would be better to continue the discussion there - they are sure to help.
    In step 4 you would enter sda which will install grub to mbr of that drive.
    However they may advise to go the chroot/purge route.
    Good luck. It's a real bugger when stuff like this happens.
     
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