Grub error: cannot load operating system

  • jukingeo
Posted: Thu, 07/24/2008 - 12:55
Hello all, Background: I been on Ubuntu Studio for a little over a month now and sadly I do have to say that I spent more time fiddling around trying to get everything to work properly than actually making music. After I accidentally lost my Windows partition last week, I been having more and more trouble with Ubuntu. The biggest one was that I couldn't boot up Ubuntu anymore because Windows loaded it's own bootloader on that replaced Grub. Windows booted up fine though. So knowing I had a video problem with Ubuntu, I had to set up a new sound card, AND there were other operating system problems with Ubuntu, I decided to switch operating systems. The Decision: I was thinking about switching to a different OS for a while now and after much research it came down to JackLab and 64Studio. The big thing that JackLab had going for it was that it was completely set up ready to go and it also was set up for VST plug-ins via WineAsio. So I know there wouldn't be much fiddling to do. But the forum seems like a ghost town there. Sometimes a week would go by before a question was answered. Another thing was that JackLab is an OpenSuSE/Red Hat based distribution and I worried about another long learning curve. I wanted something where I could pretty much take off where I left of learning with Ubuntu. In fact something that looked like Ubuntu would be great. I figured that 64Studio, being Debian based, would probably reduce my learning curve tremendously. Also I noticed the forum has better support than with JackLab. So after much figuring, fence sitting, and smoke coming out of my head, I made a decision to go with 64Studio. The Installation: Ok, I JUST bought a brand new DVD burner for my computer and installed it right around the time I had my Windows problem. So I was good to go with burning an .iso to a DVD now, which is what is needed for a full installation. TIP: DO NOT USE THE LATEST VERSION OF INFRARECORDER, IT WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO CHANGE THE BURN SPEED. Yes, that is right. Use this burner instead: Click on the link below and go to the download for Burn CDCC http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/downloads-free-software.htm It isn't an elaborate program and it's only job is to burn ISO files to discs, but it does both DVD-R and CD-R AND you CAN select the burn speed. Ok, burning went fine without a hitch and so did the installation. Or so I though... Grub Problem. After installation I booted up my machine and got this error message: Error: Couldn't load operating system. After this it just sits there and I have to do a hard reboot. It will keep doing this on a reboot as well. However, I decided to try and boot the main drive via the boot menu (F12 key). In my boot menu I selected my first primary drive (Windows) and then Grub finally came up! From here I was presented with the familiar Grub selection menu. For some reason I decided to check Windows first. ...It wouldn't load up. So I tried again but then selected 64Studio and it DID boot up! So the good thing was that I was able to see 64Studio first hand and I am very happy to say that it DOES look like Ubuntu Studio very much. Somethings are named differently in the menus (such as FireFox is called IceWizard or something like that). The menus are a bit oriented differently, but I found myself quickly getting around. So all in all, I do need to get grub fixed because I do still need Windows and it is annoying to boot into 64Studio in this manner. So I need to : 1) Get rid of the error message on a cold boot up 2) Fix the Windows selection in Grub so it can boot up Windows. Thank you for any assistance you can offer me. Geo

OK

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 03/03/2009 - 06:13
Now try the stuff in the other thread...

Check the other thread

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 03/03/2009 - 05:48
I understand your frustrations, but we all have to sleep... GMT+2 here: I just got up. The world is round after all. I have posted some hopefully helpful info on the other thread where you posted info. Not a Virus - Did you make back-ups as is the norm when doing upgrades? Don't worry - I myself inadvertently FORMATTED a drive full of data two weeks ago...

Hello Quentin/Dave,

  • jukingeo
  • 07/02/08
  • Wed, 07/30/2008 - 12:14
Hello Quentin/Dave, Oh, I will check back from time to time. But now I am just going back with something I am familiar with. Surprisingly I am going to go triple boot. Windows-Ubuntu Studio-Puppy Linux. But I am going to do it smarter this time around. I am going to put ALL of the OS's on one drive and I am going to go and get another SATA drive for storage only. This way I shouldn't have any problems. I have been checking out ANOTHER OS (believe it or not) called Dyne:Bolic. The ONLY reason why I checked it out because the fellow I am speaking with knows of my interest in a multimedia package and my booting woes. Dyne:Bolic doesn't need a boot partition and can be set up to boot from a floppy or USB. Or one could just simply use the Live disk. You can also boot from the live disk and run from a directory on the hard drive. So there is no need to mess up an MBR. (but you can set it up to hard drive boot anyway, if so desire to do so). Dyne:Bolic comes already set up with most of the programs I would need anyway: Ardour, Rosegarden, Hydrogen, Cinelerra, Kino. Plus do graphics work too. Dyne:Bolic isn't really set up like a DAW though, as it is aimed at those that want to create an TV/Radio station specifically for internet streaming. But everything is there for a DAW. So I figured the risk is low and I would check it out. My initial impressions are very good to excellent. I still have to use it though to fully evaluate it. But first I have to take care of the initial problem at hand. I am hoping this time I will not have trouble because I am making this as easy as possible for Grub. So I should be good this time. Anyway, thanks for the help with 64Studio. But I am just not ready for it yet. But I will check back! Geo

Do check back end 2008

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 07/28/2008 - 18:43
64 Studio 3.0 should be released, and most of your install related issues a thing of the past. Don't worry we'll wait for you here ;-)

All the best...

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Mon, 07/28/2008 - 17:06
...Geo :-) Which ever path you choose. I love 64studio, and linux. Check out the Mepis cd... Kde desktop, debian based, rock solid. I have it on one partition, with 64studio kernel installed, and apps too. GNU/linux = Choice. Take care, dave.

Hello guys, I do appreciate

  • jukingeo
  • 07/02/08
  • Mon, 07/28/2008 - 16:41
Hello guys, I do appreciate you trying to help and fix the problem, but last night I was trying to poke around in 64Studio and to tell you the truth, I am not sure I am ready for this distribution. I know that this is a bit off topic, but I just didn't want to "disappear" without at least mentioning. I will say at this point I am not sure if 64Studio is for me. Within my first half hour I found quite a few problems (which I will not list here because that is in another post here, so you can refer to that post if you wish). Yesterday, I also noticed that with certain web pages, I could type faster than the page updates (I never had that with any other distribution), also I find moving and copying files around much more difficult than with Ubuntu. For one I cannot set up two instances of Nautilus. Unlike Windows, the file system doesn't drop directories down from the left side allowing files to be transferred over from the right. Ubuntu has this structure too, but I could at least set up multiple windows and then drag and drop. I know that many of you here do swear by 64Studio and I guess for a dedicated audio machine, perhaps you are all right. But I do want to handle regular day in, day out tasks as well as some gaming with the operating system. But yes, I do want the emphasis on audio production. However, if I can't even move and copy files around I am not 100% sure I am going to even like 64Studio as a whole. So I really do not want to waste anyone's time and try and figure out all the problems if I am not 100% sure I am even going to stay here. The truth is that I am right now looking into a multi-media build for Puppy Linux. I have Puppy already and I can easily navigate and move files back an forth there. It is also VERY fast and it can work with Jack in real-time. Perhaps because I am only 2 months on Linux, I am still 'conditioned' to Windows and perhaps I jumped the gun a bit. Yes, I did have problems with Ubuntu, but at the rate I am going with 64Studio, I am finding problems left and right. Some problems are due to my system, some are due to myself, and then there are genuine issues with the operating system. So as of now, I am very unsure which direction I should head. More then likely I am going to pull 64Studio off my system. I just don't think I am ready for it. It isn't as user friendly as I thought it would be. Perhaps in the future I may come back. There probably will me many more improvements as time goes on and perhaps 64Studio will evolve to something more my liking. So I figured I would just let you guys know that I am thinking of using another distribution or going back to Ubuntu Studio and not just leave you hanging wondering what happened or where I went. Thank you again for all your time and help. Perhaps I will be back in the future. Geo

Rescue Disk Reminder

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Mon, 07/28/2008 - 12:29
Hi Geo geo> Soccerfiend, I couldn't finish your procedure and skullnotions I didn't get to yours. When your partition wont boot...sometime in the future. Use the livecd re-write xorg.conf, fstab, menu.lst etc., using the livedc, konqueror browser. It's a Gem! saved my skin many times... Don't forget to download it. Cheers! dave

drive issues

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 07/28/2008 - 06:08

Hey Geo,

Windoze is installed on the IDE, right? and then obviously 64 Studio on the SATA. The problem I had was quite interesting as well. I had 64 Studio installed nicely on two SATA disks. Everything was working fine. Then I dismanteled an older system (the one I kept for windoze) to get the extra ram and HD space for my current system.

The moment I inserted the IDE drive I got the same silly error: cannot find blah blah...

My Bios had the option to change the order, but it did not work! Time to get creative. When I set up 64studio again, I created a small 1gig /boot partition on the IDE. You can do the same, and then install windows on the rest of that hard drive. When time comes to install 64 Studio do the following:

  • Choose "Manual partition" when the choice presents itself
  • Choose the small partition on the IDE drive, and select to use it, and choose the mount point /boot
  • Then create a root partition of about 10 to 15 gig on the SATA drive, and
  • a larger partition filling the rest of the drive, mounted as "/home"

The reason for this scheme is that if you ever need to reinstall 64 Studio, you can choose to keep your home partition, and when you complete the install, everything is as you left it. Projects and all!
Your "boot" partition is then on the IDE disk, and you should not have any more problems. Grub will have an option for Windows, and you can even make it the default choice if you so choose. (small trick - ask me when you get there)

The easiest way to install 64 Studio, is obviously to give it it's own PC, but we don't always have that luxury. Good luck, and do keep us posted on your progress.

Cheers,
Quentin

Hello Soccerfiend and

  • jukingeo
  • 07/02/08
  • Sun, 07/27/2008 - 22:33
Hello Soccerfiend and skullnotions (Dave), As you may have followed in other threads I posted much has transpired. To get you up to speed, I attempted a reinstall of 64Studio, but told Grub to create a boot floppy so I can boot 64Studio from it. As it turned out it didn't work and it blew out my Windows partition again. So I had to reload both operating systems again. So unfortunately, Soccerfiend, I couldn't finish your procedure and skullnotions I didn't get to yours. I will admit that I do have a fellow friend that has been helping me out since I had troubles with Ubuntu over at the Ubuntu forums. So he suggested I try the diskette boot. The thing is I didn't think it was going to blow out my Window drive again. So yesterday we decided to do a trick and that is install Windows first, and then UNPLUG it's drive and then install 64Studio on the SATA drive and then I was to report back to him. The results were interesting to say the least. Anyway, I installed 64Studio and when the time came to install grub I was presented a few options one was for a hard drive partition, one was for the MBR, one was for the USB port, and one was to make a floppy. There were no other choices. So needless to say, I HAD to install Grub someplace. I chose the floppy option like I did before and a strange thing happened. It wouldn't let me do it! It came up with an error message stating that because I only have one drive that I needed to install it on the MBR. So with that being the only choice by default, I did so. The system rebooted and went right into 64Studio FLAWLESSLY. I did a cold boot (from shut off) as well and same thing, went right in. Curious I went into my Bios to see if there were any radical changes because now I was booting from the SATA drive. To my surprise the boot sequence didn't change AT ALL. The first postion for the hard drive STILL said IDE Hard Drive C: (the next were obviously the CD-Rom, floppy and USB). The F12 boot menu DID change though. 1) Normal 2) SATA 3) IDE Hard Drive C: 4) Floppy 5) CD-Rom 6) USB There were 7 choices before and the one that is missing is "Primary Master Drive". Ironically that was the only hard drive option that worked when I had two drives hooked up. Just for the record, all three hard drive positions above booted up fine with no errors. So I reported this back to my friend and I am doing so here too. The big question is now I have Windows set up (on an unplugged drive), 64Studio on this drive and Grub that is expecting to see this drive at position HD0,0 So the plan now is to update Grub in the hopes that it will accept the choices I need to configure my system. Hopefully then I could either get it set up properly on my Windows drive, or better yet, just put it on a floppy. I also have Super Grub on a floppy as well just in case this fails this time. So that is where I am at now just to bring everyone up to speed. I currently have my 64Studio drive up and running right now. The Windows drive is still unplugged. Geo

Rescue Disk

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 07/26/2008 - 11:42
This livecd will help you find out more about your system. ftp://ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/mepis/released http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/Reinstalling_GRUB This livecd has helped me to rescue grub quite a few times. It might help, I'm not sure in this case, (two hard disks) it's a great disk to have around anyway. Check out the (MEPIS System Assistant) it has quite a few good tools. You can mount and look around the partitions on your disk using konqueror (as root). The live disk logs in root=root is great for mounting partitions and repairing damaged files. If you are going to use it to re-arrange partitions or re-format them, make sure you turn swap "off" first. # swapoff /dev/sda? (? = your swap partition). In your place I would reinstall... I think the two hard disks are causing the problems. 64studio always finds and creates a menu list without issues here. One disk multibooting. Always back-up a file before you change Anything! # cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub.menu.lst-bu Then you can use the Mepis livecd open GParted and find out what and where your partitions are. I use the livecd, log in as root=root, open a terminal # swapoff /dev/sda? use GParted to format the partition to be used for 64studio, (clears the partition). ReBoot and install 64studio... The Search engine "at the top right of the page" will give good results. e.g. nvidia (your hardware) | grub error | I always use the search engine first, before using google. Good luck, dave

Clarification

  • soccerfiend
  • 05/07/08
  • Sat, 07/26/2008 - 05:44
After re-reading your post I have a few questions. You have a Windows install and a 64Studio install on different hard drives. This is where I need calrification. Is one drive SATA and the other PATA? If so which one does the BIOS boot from automatically? Finally, which OS is on which drive (if both drives are the same, what is the drive order)?

Oops

  • soccerfiend
  • 05/07/08
  • Sat, 07/26/2008 - 01:49
It should be --recheck That second "-" can be very important. So the IDE hard drive is C: and is the one with Windows, right? If so this is where you want to install GRUB to. Just make sure you know what grub thinks hd0 and hd1 are.

Grub basics

  • soccerfiend
  • 05/07/08
  • Fri, 07/25/2008 - 22:14
Please correct me if I have something wrong. As I understand it you have Windows on Disk A, and 64Studio on Disk B. Windows will install it's own bootloader which is only aware of MS based OSs. Your original problem could have been corrected by _correctly_ reinstalling GRUB into the MBR of the booting hard drive. Windows can only boot from the first disk, so your windows drive (A) will be the one that we install GRUB onto. (Actually we can boot Windows from another disk with some GRUB wizardry, but you probably don't want that). To dual boot you will need to use GRUB and overwrite the MS bootloader. You can continue to use the F12 method that currently works, it does not harm anything. Anyway, in your /boot/grub/menu.lst You should set the groot option to point to your Linux partition, which should be (hd1,0) Your Windows entry should look something like this: title Windows XP Professional root (hd0,0) rootnoverify (hd0,0) chainloader +1 You should also change all of your linux boot entries to point to (hd1,0) Now for the magic. You need to run install-grub, probably something like this: install-grub -recheck /dev/sdb Make sure that you are installing GRUB onto the disk that has windows. Checking the grub device map is a good idea: cat /boot/grub/device.map Mine looks like this: (fd0) /dev/fd0 (hd0) /dev/sda Once everything is set up, run update-grub. This will happen every time a new kernel is installed. If things get buggered then you have made a mistake somewhere. Better to correct it now instead of wondering why things broke after some future update (which you will incorrectly blame on the update itself, the error was there the whole time). The online version of the GRUB manual can be found here: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/ RTFM is never a bad idea :)

Hello Soccerfiend, I tried

  • jukingeo
  • 07/02/08
  • Sat, 07/26/2008 - 00:49
Hello Soccerfiend, I tried your suggestion, but ran into a problem with the line that says "install-grub -recheck /dev/sda" (that is the linux drive on my machine). It comes up with with a command not found message, so something is wrong there. I did follow through with the rest of your intructions and just for the hell of it, I rebooted. ...Still the same problem, but I guess that could be because I couldn't run that command. I did scan the manual for Grub very quickly, however my situation isn't listed because I cannot change my machine's Bios to point to the the drive that is working. It will ONLY boot from the IDE Hard Drive C (and of course removeable drives too). So I have to make do with the bios I have and grub has to put itself on the C drive. For some reason it seems Grub moved the MBR and I don't know where. The machine WILL NOT boot from C,,.hence I get the couldn't load operating system error. I CAN boot from the listing under the F12 boot menu that says Primary Hard Drive and that does bring up grub and I can make my selection there. Hopefully if you can double check the syntax of that line and correct it I can try it out and see if it works. Thanx, Geo

Forwarding thread to "Team"

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 07/25/2008 - 19:08
I'll forward this thread to the team. Perhaps one of the other guys knows of a solution. Mean time: my BIOS has the normal boot options (as you have) but somewhere hidden there is another menu where you can choose which hard drive to use. Look out for that... Anyway, there is NO reason whatsoever that this would not work, so hold on. We'll get you a solution soon.

Hello All, I made a little

  • jukingeo
  • 07/02/08
  • Fri, 07/25/2008 - 03:57
Hello All, I made a little bit of progress in terms of what is going on with Grub, but that little progress came at a great cost for I deleted BOTH 64Studio AND Windows and started completely over. I completely removed the partitions on the Linux drive as well, so this way Windows would NOT see to operating systems on my machine. After I loaded up Windows, I tested it and it booted right in. Then I loaded 64Studio back on to it's partition. Finally I loaded on Grub. Upon reboot I STILL got that confounded "Error: Cannot Load Operating System" message. However, now when I get into my boot menu via F12, I CAN get into both operating systems. But before I load all my programs back up in both OS's, I would like to take care of this problem. I am open to suggestions and ideas on what to do. Thank You, Geo

Boot order

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 07/25/2008 - 05:37
I had the same problem. Grub installs itself on the primary hard drive's MBR, regardless of the boot order of these devices as set up in the bios. Thus, even if it wants to boot of hard drive x, and hard drive y is the primary drive according to the hardware, it will install grub in the MBR of y. What I had to do, was to tell the BIOS to boot of the drive y every time, and all was fine. You are doing that manually now by pressing F12... Hope it helps you.

Hello Quentin, I believe you

  • jukingeo
  • 07/02/08
  • Fri, 07/25/2008 - 16:57
Hello Quentin, I believe you may be on to something because it does make quite a bit of sense. However, my computer can only be set to boot from the primary master hard drive with C: as the designation. Of course it can be set to boot from a floppy, CDRom (only the first one), and the USB port. Looking at my list again there are other options which I left out. I think I remembered them this time: Boot Menu: 1 Normal ---This doesn't work (yeilds NOS error message) 2 Sata ---Same as above 3 Primary Master Hard Drive ---This works and gets me into Grub 4 IDE Master Drive C: ---returns the infamous NOS error 5 USB drive 6 IDE CD/Rom Ok, so this is what I think is happening. Because I DO get the error message when I select C: that is what the Bios is set for. If I could set it to Primary Master Hard Drive, then it would work. But I can't. So the problem lies in Grub and why did it move the master boot record from the drive C designation to Primary Master Hard Drive. So the only thing that I can see is to find the Master Boot Record, open it up and make the necessary changes to instruct my machine to do what it supposed to. Can that be done? Perhaps I should use a more elaborate boot loader than Grub? I hope there is a solution and soon, because this problem is really annoying because I can't load on my software without knowing or not whether I have to reinstall everything again. Needless to say this is becoming a big PITA. Anyway, thanx for your help because I think I am beginning to understand what is happening. I think the MBR has to be told where Grub is...something Grub should have done right off the bat. So I don't know why it is screwing up. Just for the record...the version of Grub that comes with 64Studio is DIFFERENT than the version that comes with Ubuntu. Is there a way I could delete grub from 64Studio and use the Grub from Ubuntu? Thanx, Geo

Sounds like grub was erased by windows?

  • Locar
  • 07/23/08
  • Thu, 07/24/2008 - 22:08
I just finished installing WinXP, Ubuntu and 64Studio 2.1 on my machine and needed to do some Grub work to get them all to work. Basically each only wants to maintain its own copy of Grub so I let them. With Ubuntu holding the key to the MBR I decided to add a menu item for 64studio which will chain load the 64studio bootloader (like windows does) and then run that copy of grub where I can select an appropriate 64studio kernel. However, if you reinstalled Windows that probably deleted the grub entry? That's what I've heard, that used to be the case anyway, that's why I install Windows first anyway. But your installation of 64studio should have found windows because I believe you said it worked before the windows fix. My suggestion would be to get back into 64studio if you can then go to the command line and: sudo grub This should give you the grub terminal program. Then type: find /boot/grub/stage1 and note what it says. You should probably have one entry that will look like "hd(0,1)". Or, "hd(x,y)" with x being the hard disk # and y = parition numer (-1). If you have 64studio on partition 7 then y=6. Next type in: root hd(0,7) Replacing that 0 with the disk number and 7 with the partition number (-1). It should be the output that grub gave you in the line above. Finally, type: setup hd(0) quit Typing setup hd(0) sets grub back up in the MBR of your first disk where it should work again on a cold boot. I hope. As long as the windows entry in your /boot/grub/menu.lst never got changed then things should be ok. Keep in mind: adjust those numbers accordingly and make sure you have a way back into your system in case nothing works. At least have a backup. I just did this today on two linux versions, 2 partitions and 1 MBR and it fixed my trouble, but your mileage may vary.

Using the MBR

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 07/24/2008 - 16:35
Hi! All hard-drives have a small (512 bit) "partition" called Master Boot Record (MBR). I recommend using that as the place to install GRUB. It is also the place which Windows installer writes over by default and so renders many Linux installations useless. The trick is that it is possible to configure to the Windows bootloader to offer Linux as an option to boot, but doing that involves more trickery than using GRUB in the MBR. The 64Studio does in my experience a pretty good job in installing GRUB; it finds a Windows installation and adds it to the boot menu. Cheers!

When I installed Ubuntu it

  • jukingeo
  • 07/02/08
  • Thu, 07/24/2008 - 23:41
When I installed Ubuntu it was after the fact that I had Windows on board. This time around I installed Windows and it saw the second drive with another operating system on it. So it decided to create it's own bootloader. I didn't want it there, it just happened. What I think occurred is that when Grub wanted to install to the MBR, it clashed with the Windows bootloader thereby corrupting it. These are my F12 menu options for booting: 1) Normal (this NEVER works and produces the Cannot Load Operating System Error 2) SATA (My second hard drive where 64Studio is on) 3) Primary (My first hard drive where Win XP is on and if I select this I DO get Grub to come up 4) USB Drive 5) IDE CD Rom I think that the Windows bootloader stuffed itself in the "normal boot" option above. Normally the boot manager would go from here to the Primary drive. To me that makes sense because GRUB is there on that drive. But instead of Grub erasing the Windows Bootloader, it corrupted it. Tonight I made an alteration in the Grub menu.lst file when I saw a possible problem with it booting Windows up. The root was pointing to (0,1). I didn't think that was right, so I changed it to (0,0). Would you believe it THAT STILL didn't work! BUT I did get a new message to come up when I selected Windows. This is what the screen said: Booting "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" Root (0,0) File System Type Unknown, partition type 0x7 Save Default Make Active Chainloader +1 BOOTMGR is missing Cntrl-Alt-Delete to Restart So can anyone make any sense of that? The BOOTMGR is hopefully some kind of clue. I would think that it is referring to the Windows bootloader. Hopefully someone can help be sort this out because I sure hate to have to delete everything, format the drives and start over again. Geo

Boot device order

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 07/24/2008 - 14:40
You have to select you primary drive as the first boot device in the BIOS. Grub "should" have an option for windows...

I tried this

  • hm3
  • 07/23/08
  • Tue, 03/03/2009 - 06:08
Still no VISTA option on bootup after placing my HDD first in the BIOS boot sequence!

Hi Quentin Same problem here!

  • hm3
  • 07/23/08
  • Tue, 03/03/2009 - 06:04
Vista 64 and 64 Studio are on seperate partitions of the same HDD and The WIN MBR is gone of not functional and all of my WORK is with VISTA on that partition. Grub does NOT GIVE a VITA boot option or any ms os just 64 Studio. I do not have money to pay MS tech support for help reviving my boot record 64 Studio messed up. Upon installation Studio said it will probably render my Win MBR useless but it grub can be easily configured to boot both. NOT THE CASE SO FAR!!! MY WORK is on VISTA and I have been crying for help with one response. Version is 271 and I need my work computer back!!!!!!! How much money do you want so I can regain the data 64 Studio has hostage? Yes Quentin I am VERY PISSED and need my work back ASAP! Tell me how to fix the MBR 64 studio took over like a virus!!!!! I see you are going to UBUNTU should I load that ovet 64 studio to reclaim the data on a different partition. What has happened to me is within the guidlines of a VIRUS!! You must understand that many people are accustomed to a GUI interface that illogocally works, I am one of them. If linux could run Sonar and my video cards I may switch. Help ASAP Please Padric HELP FAST PLEASE Padric

I never altered the boot

  • jukingeo
  • 07/02/08
  • Thu, 07/24/2008 - 16:30
I never altered the boot order setting in Bios. Do you think it just changed itself by virtue of installing Grub? Windows booted fine but after I installed 64Studio with Grub is when I got the problem. I will double check the setting when I get home, but a thought that did occur to me is that perhaps Grub had a problem with the Windows bootloader. When I reinstalled Windows, it saw the second operating system on my machine and it added ITS OWN bootloader. The Windows bootloader was fine for Windows, but it wouldn't load up Ubuntu (OS at that time). So now when I changed over to 64Studio, I now have the "failed to load OS" error. But if I use F12 (my computer's boot menu start up), I CAN get into 64Studio that way. However, now I can't get into Windows. I hope that clears things up a bit. Thanx, Geo