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you have both?
Oh my bad. i meant to say "not", instead of "now". sorry

so no, i do NOT have menu.lst
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post #42 of 69
ok you have grub 2
this does seem strange that it did not find the /boot/grub/stage1 file


did you try closing the terminal and start a new terminal then doing it again
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 12/24/10 at 12:30am
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Sorry, I should have been more specific.

Go to System, Administrator, Disk Utility, click the HDD with LInux to the left, then maximize, and screeny if you would please.
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Lol i have grub.cfg
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post #45 of 69
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Sorry, I should have been more specific.

Go to System, Administrator, Disk Utility, click the HDD with LInux to the left, then maximize, and screeny if you would please.




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ok you have grub 2
this does seem strange that it did not find the /boot/grub/stage1 file


did you try closing the terminal and start a new terminal then doing it again
Yeah I already tried this
Edited by teajayyy - 12/24/10 at 12:32am
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I would just redo all that..

Go back to my post about how to partition it and you'll be much better off
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it may be the extend partition that messing grub up


only thing I see that you can do fix it
is to get rig rig the extend partition
and reinstall Ubuntu using primary partitions
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 12/24/10 at 12:35am
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it may be the extend partition that messing grub up


only thing I see that you can do fix it
is to get rig rig the extend partition
and reinstall Ubuntu using primary partitions
Uhm... The hard disk I think? I dont know :X
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I would just redo all that..

Go back to my post about how to partition it and you'll be much better off
But did i basically just lose 15GB of space if I go do your instructions?
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No, when you use the live disk to install again just delete the partitions your created for linux making new ones and it will format it for you

Partition 1 - Primary - /boot - EXT2 - 200-500MB
Partition 2 - Primary - / - EXT3 - 5GB+
Partition 3 - Primary - swap - up to you, I would use 4GB from what I believe about swap.
Partition 4 - Logical - /home - EXT3 - can maybe get away with 5GB if you keep all your pictures, music, ect on your NTFS storage drive.

Partition 1 should be primary but if you can't make the other two Primary then you should be fine with making them logical in my experience
Edited by HotDamn! - 12/24/10 at 12:45am
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