Dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Rajesh Shenoy, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Hello:

    Does anyone know how to add Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (which I've installed
    into a logical partition of its own on the only HDD I have in my laptop) to
    my Windows 7 Boot Manager? I over-wrote the GRUB boot manager that Ubuntu
    installed with the Windows 7 Boot Manager using EasyBCD as it was a beta
    version of GRUB.

    I tried to add Ubuntu using EasyBCD, but it doesn't work (probably because
    Ubuntu comes with the new GRUB2). I get the error message "The selected
    entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"
    when I select the Ubuntu entry in the Windows Boot Manager screen.

    Please see below the current output of my BCDEdit.exe, after the attempt to
    add the Ubuntu entry using EasyBCD.

    I have spent hours wading through Ubuntu forums online, but haven't found
    anything that's helped.

    Thanks in advance!

    Best regards,
    - Rajesh

    /*****************************************************************************/
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-US
    inherit {globalsettings}
    default {current}
    resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    displayorder {current}
    {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 2

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {current}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows 7
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence {752745dd-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    recoveryenabled Yes
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    nx OptIn

    Real-mode Boot Sector
    ---------------------
    identifier {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    path \NST\nst_grub-EA026E752C02C7220EEE70D326268063.mbr
    description Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    C:\Windows\system32>
    /*****************************************************************************/
    Rajesh Shenoy, Nov 7, 2009
    #1
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  2. EasyBCD 2.0 http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=642 is intended
    to resolve this, but is still beta and I don't think it works properly yet.


    On 07/11/2009 03:03, Rajesh Shenoy wrote:
    > Hello:
    >
    > Does anyone know how to add Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (which I've
    > installed into a logical partition of its own on the only HDD I have in
    > my laptop) to my Windows 7 Boot Manager? I over-wrote the GRUB boot
    > manager that Ubuntu installed with the Windows 7 Boot Manager using
    > EasyBCD as it was a beta version of GRUB.
    >
    > I tried to add Ubuntu using EasyBCD, but it doesn't work (probably
    > because Ubuntu comes with the new GRUB2). I get the error message "The
    > selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or
    > corrupt" when I select the Ubuntu entry in the Windows Boot Manager screen.
    >
    > Please see below the current output of my BCDEdit.exe, after the attempt
    > to add the Ubuntu entry using EasyBCD.
    >
    > I have spent hours wading through Ubuntu forums online, but haven't
    > found anything that's helped.
    >
    > Thanks in advance!
    >
    > Best regards,
    > - Rajesh
    >
    > /*****************************************************************************/
    >
    > Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    > Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    >
    > C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    >
    > Windows Boot Manager
    > --------------------
    > identifier {bootmgr}
    > device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    > description Windows Boot Manager
    > locale en-US
    > inherit {globalsettings}
    > default {current}
    > resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    > displayorder {current}
    > {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    > toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    > timeout 2
    >
    > Windows Boot Loader
    > -------------------
    > identifier {current}
    > device partition=C:
    > path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    > description Windows 7
    > locale en-US
    > inherit {bootloadersettings}
    > recoverysequence {752745dd-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    > recoveryenabled Yes
    > osdevice partition=C:
    > systemroot \Windows
    > resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    > nx OptIn
    >
    > Real-mode Boot Sector
    > ---------------------
    > identifier {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    > device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    > path \NST\nst_grub-EA026E752C02C7220EEE70D326268063.mbr
    > description Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
    >
    > C:\Windows\system32>
    > /*****************************************************************************/
    >
    >
    >
    Dominic Payer, Nov 7, 2009
    #2
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  3. Rajesh Shenoy

    me Guest

    http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download-wubi

    Ubuntu offers a Windows Installer



    On Sat, 07 Nov 2009 06:50:43 +0000, Dominic Payer <>
    wrote:

    >EasyBCD 2.0 http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=642 is intended
    >to resolve this, but is still beta and I don't think it works properly yet.
    >
    >
    >On 07/11/2009 03:03, Rajesh Shenoy wrote:
    >> Hello:
    >>
    >> Does anyone know how to add Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (which I've
    >> installed into a logical partition of its own on the only HDD I have in
    >> my laptop) to my Windows 7 Boot Manager? I over-wrote the GRUB boot
    >> manager that Ubuntu installed with the Windows 7 Boot Manager using
    >> EasyBCD as it was a beta version of GRUB.
    >>
    >> I tried to add Ubuntu using EasyBCD, but it doesn't work (probably
    >> because Ubuntu comes with the new GRUB2). I get the error message "The
    >> selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or
    >> corrupt" when I select the Ubuntu entry in the Windows Boot Manager screen.
    >>
    >> Please see below the current output of my BCDEdit.exe, after the attempt
    >> to add the Ubuntu entry using EasyBCD.
    >>
    >> I have spent hours wading through Ubuntu forums online, but haven't
    >> found anything that's helped.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance!
    >>
    >> Best regards,
    >> - Rajesh
    >>
    >> /*****************************************************************************/
    >>
    >> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    >> Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    >>
    >> C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    >>
    >> Windows Boot Manager
    >> --------------------
    >> identifier {bootmgr}
    >> device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >> description Windows Boot Manager
    >> locale en-US
    >> inherit {globalsettings}
    >> default {current}
    >> resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >> displayorder {current}
    >> {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >> toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    >> timeout 2
    >>
    >> Windows Boot Loader
    >> -------------------
    >> identifier {current}
    >> device partition=C:
    >> path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    >> description Windows 7
    >> locale en-US
    >> inherit {bootloadersettings}
    >> recoverysequence {752745dd-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >> recoveryenabled Yes
    >> osdevice partition=C:
    >> systemroot \Windows
    >> resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >> nx OptIn
    >>
    >> Real-mode Boot Sector
    >> ---------------------
    >> identifier {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >> device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >> path \NST\nst_grub-EA026E752C02C7220EEE70D326268063.mbr
    >> description Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
    >>
    >> C:\Windows\system32>
    >> /*****************************************************************************/
    >>
    >>
    >>
    me, Nov 7, 2009
    #3
  4. Rajesh Shenoy

    Kerry Brown Guest

    I would usually give you step by step instructions but in this case the
    answer is so obvious I'll just post the link.

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=reinstall grub after windows install&form=QBLH&filt=all&qs=n

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...dows install&btnG=Google Search&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

    --
    Kerry Brown
    MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Systems Administration
    http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/


    "Rajesh Shenoy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello:
    >
    > Does anyone know how to add Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (which I've installed
    > into a logical partition of its own on the only HDD I have in my laptop)
    > to my Windows 7 Boot Manager? I over-wrote the GRUB boot manager that
    > Ubuntu installed with the Windows 7 Boot Manager using EasyBCD as it was a
    > beta version of GRUB.
    >
    > I tried to add Ubuntu using EasyBCD, but it doesn't work (probably because
    > Ubuntu comes with the new GRUB2). I get the error message "The selected
    > entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt"
    > when I select the Ubuntu entry in the Windows Boot Manager screen.
    >
    > Please see below the current output of my BCDEdit.exe, after the attempt
    > to add the Ubuntu entry using EasyBCD.
    >
    > I have spent hours wading through Ubuntu forums online, but haven't found
    > anything that's helped.
    >
    > Thanks in advance!
    >
    > Best regards,
    > - Rajesh
    >
    > /*****************************************************************************/
    > Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    > Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    >
    > C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    >
    > Windows Boot Manager
    > --------------------
    > identifier {bootmgr}
    > device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    > description Windows Boot Manager
    > locale en-US
    > inherit {globalsettings}
    > default {current}
    > resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    > displayorder {current}
    > {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    > toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    > timeout 2
    >
    > Windows Boot Loader
    > -------------------
    > identifier {current}
    > device partition=C:
    > path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    > description Windows 7
    > locale en-US
    > inherit {bootloadersettings}
    > recoverysequence {752745dd-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    > recoveryenabled Yes
    > osdevice partition=C:
    > systemroot \Windows
    > resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    > nx OptIn
    >
    > Real-mode Boot Sector
    > ---------------------
    > identifier {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    > device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    > path \NST\nst_grub-EA026E752C02C7220EEE70D326268063.mbr
    > description Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
    >
    > C:\Windows\system32>
    > /*****************************************************************************/
    >
    >
    Kerry Brown, Nov 7, 2009
    #4
  5. Thanks for the reply, Kerry. Perhaps I had not made my intention clear in my
    original post - I don't want to keep GRUB in my MBR. I feel safer with
    Windows Boot Manager in charge of my MBR, and that is why I blew GRUB out -
    deliberately - in the first place.

    Now, I just want to know how I can add the just-released Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic
    Koala to the Windows Boot Manager's list (preferably using BCDEdit.exe).
    EasyBCD can't do it for this new Ubuntu release, as it's not compatible.
    There is a beta version of EasyBCD which is supposed to handle this, but I'm
    loathe to trying beta versions especially for such an important task.

    So, do you know how I can add the entry (specifically, the newly released
    Ubuntu 9.10, and NOT the old Ubuntu versions which I know how to add) to my
    Windows Boot Manager?

    Thanks,
    - Rajesh

    "Kerry Brown" <*a*m> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I would usually give you step by step instructions but in this case the
    > answer is so obvious I'll just post the link.
    >
    > http://www.bing.com/search?q=reinstall grub after windows install&form=QBLH&filt=all&qs=n
    >
    > http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...dows install&btnG=Google Search&aq=f&oq=&aqi=
    >
    > --
    > Kerry Brown
    > MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Systems Administration
    > http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    >
    >
    > "Rajesh Shenoy" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hello:
    >>
    >> Does anyone know how to add Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (which I've
    >> installed into a logical partition of its own on the only HDD I have in
    >> my laptop) to my Windows 7 Boot Manager? I over-wrote the GRUB boot
    >> manager that Ubuntu installed with the Windows 7 Boot Manager using
    >> EasyBCD as it was a beta version of GRUB.
    >>
    >> I tried to add Ubuntu using EasyBCD, but it doesn't work (probably
    >> because Ubuntu comes with the new GRUB2). I get the error message "The
    >> selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or
    >> corrupt" when I select the Ubuntu entry in the Windows Boot Manager
    >> screen.
    >>
    >> Please see below the current output of my BCDEdit.exe, after the attempt
    >> to add the Ubuntu entry using EasyBCD.
    >>
    >> I have spent hours wading through Ubuntu forums online, but haven't found
    >> anything that's helped.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance!
    >>
    >> Best regards,
    >> - Rajesh
    >>
    >> /*****************************************************************************/
    >> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    >> Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    >>
    >> C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    >>
    >> Windows Boot Manager
    >> --------------------
    >> identifier {bootmgr}
    >> device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >> description Windows Boot Manager
    >> locale en-US
    >> inherit {globalsettings}
    >> default {current}
    >> resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >> displayorder {current}
    >> {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >> toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    >> timeout 2
    >>
    >> Windows Boot Loader
    >> -------------------
    >> identifier {current}
    >> device partition=C:
    >> path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    >> description Windows 7
    >> locale en-US
    >> inherit {bootloadersettings}
    >> recoverysequence {752745dd-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >> recoveryenabled Yes
    >> osdevice partition=C:
    >> systemroot \Windows
    >> resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >> nx OptIn
    >>
    >> Real-mode Boot Sector
    >> ---------------------
    >> identifier {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >> device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >> path
    >> \NST\nst_grub-EA026E752C02C7220EEE70D326268063.mbr
    >> description Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
    >>
    >> C:\Windows\system32>
    >> /*****************************************************************************/
    >>
    >>
    Rajesh Shenoy, Nov 8, 2009
    #5
  6. Thanks for the reply, me. As I had implied in my original post, I already
    have Ubuntu installed on my PC. It runs in its own partition with the Ext4
    Jounaling File System. Wubi installs Ubuntu on NTFS which is not a very
    optimised scenario.

    "me" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download-wubi
    >
    > Ubuntu offers a Windows Installer
    >
    >
    >
    > On Sat, 07 Nov 2009 06:50:43 +0000, Dominic Payer <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>EasyBCD 2.0 http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=642 is intended
    >>to resolve this, but is still beta and I don't think it works properly
    >>yet.
    >>
    >>
    >>On 07/11/2009 03:03, Rajesh Shenoy wrote:
    >>> Hello:
    >>>
    >>> Does anyone know how to add Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (which I've
    >>> installed into a logical partition of its own on the only HDD I have in
    >>> my laptop) to my Windows 7 Boot Manager? I over-wrote the GRUB boot
    >>> manager that Ubuntu installed with the Windows 7 Boot Manager using
    >>> EasyBCD as it was a beta version of GRUB.
    >>>
    >>> I tried to add Ubuntu using EasyBCD, but it doesn't work (probably
    >>> because Ubuntu comes with the new GRUB2). I get the error message "The
    >>> selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or
    >>> corrupt" when I select the Ubuntu entry in the Windows Boot Manager
    >>> screen.
    >>>
    >>> Please see below the current output of my BCDEdit.exe, after the attempt
    >>> to add the Ubuntu entry using EasyBCD.
    >>>
    >>> I have spent hours wading through Ubuntu forums online, but haven't
    >>> found anything that's helped.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance!
    >>>
    >>> Best regards,
    >>> - Rajesh
    >>>
    >>> /*****************************************************************************/
    >>>
    >>> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    >>> Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    >>>
    >>> C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    >>>
    >>> Windows Boot Manager
    >>> --------------------
    >>> identifier {bootmgr}
    >>> device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >>> description Windows Boot Manager
    >>> locale en-US
    >>> inherit {globalsettings}
    >>> default {current}
    >>> resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>> displayorder {current}
    >>> {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>> toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    >>> timeout 2
    >>>
    >>> Windows Boot Loader
    >>> -------------------
    >>> identifier {current}
    >>> device partition=C:
    >>> path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    >>> description Windows 7
    >>> locale en-US
    >>> inherit {bootloadersettings}
    >>> recoverysequence {752745dd-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>> recoveryenabled Yes
    >>> osdevice partition=C:
    >>> systemroot \Windows
    >>> resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>> nx OptIn
    >>>
    >>> Real-mode Boot Sector
    >>> ---------------------
    >>> identifier {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>> device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >>> path \NST\nst_grub-EA026E752C02C7220EEE70D326268063.mbr
    >>> description Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
    >>>
    >>> C:\Windows\system32>
    >>> /*****************************************************************************/
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    Rajesh Shenoy, Nov 8, 2009
    #6
  7. Rajesh Shenoy

    Kerry Brown Guest

    Sorry, guess I misunderstood the question. See this link:

    http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=150601

    The first hit in this search:

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=bcdedit linux&form=QBRE&filt=all&qs=n

    I haven't used Ubuntu 9.1. I prefer distros other than Ubuntu. Does 9.1 not
    use grub? If that's the case then the above won't work.

    --
    Kerry Brown
    MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Systems Administration
    http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/


    "Rajesh Shenoy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks for the reply, Kerry. Perhaps I had not made my intention clear in
    > my original post - I don't want to keep GRUB in my MBR. I feel safer with
    > Windows Boot Manager in charge of my MBR, and that is why I blew GRUB
    > out - deliberately - in the first place.
    >
    > Now, I just want to know how I can add the just-released Ubuntu 9.10
    > Karmic Koala to the Windows Boot Manager's list (preferably using
    > BCDEdit.exe). EasyBCD can't do it for this new Ubuntu release, as it's not
    > compatible. There is a beta version of EasyBCD which is supposed to handle
    > this, but I'm loathe to trying beta versions especially for such an
    > important task.
    >
    > So, do you know how I can add the entry (specifically, the newly released
    > Ubuntu 9.10, and NOT the old Ubuntu versions which I know how to add) to
    > my Windows Boot Manager?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > - Rajesh
    >
    > "Kerry Brown" <*a*m> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> I would usually give you step by step instructions but in this case the
    >> answer is so obvious I'll just post the link.
    >>
    >> http://www.bing.com/search?q=reinstall grub after windows install&form=QBLH&filt=all&qs=n
    >>
    >> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...dows install&btnG=Google Search&aq=f&oq=&aqi=
    >>
    >> --
    >> Kerry Brown
    >> MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Systems Administration
    >> http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    >>
    >>
    >> "Rajesh Shenoy" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Hello:
    >>>
    >>> Does anyone know how to add Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (which I've
    >>> installed into a logical partition of its own on the only HDD I have in
    >>> my laptop) to my Windows 7 Boot Manager? I over-wrote the GRUB boot
    >>> manager that Ubuntu installed with the Windows 7 Boot Manager using
    >>> EasyBCD as it was a beta version of GRUB.
    >>>
    >>> I tried to add Ubuntu using EasyBCD, but it doesn't work (probably
    >>> because Ubuntu comes with the new GRUB2). I get the error message "The
    >>> selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or
    >>> corrupt" when I select the Ubuntu entry in the Windows Boot Manager
    >>> screen.
    >>>
    >>> Please see below the current output of my BCDEdit.exe, after the attempt
    >>> to add the Ubuntu entry using EasyBCD.
    >>>
    >>> I have spent hours wading through Ubuntu forums online, but haven't
    >>> found anything that's helped.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance!
    >>>
    >>> Best regards,
    >>> - Rajesh
    >>>
    >>> /*****************************************************************************/
    >>> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    >>> Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    >>>
    >>> C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    >>>
    >>> Windows Boot Manager
    >>> --------------------
    >>> identifier {bootmgr}
    >>> device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >>> description Windows Boot Manager
    >>> locale en-US
    >>> inherit {globalsettings}
    >>> default {current}
    >>> resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>> displayorder {current}
    >>> {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>> toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    >>> timeout 2
    >>>
    >>> Windows Boot Loader
    >>> -------------------
    >>> identifier {current}
    >>> device partition=C:
    >>> path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    >>> description Windows 7
    >>> locale en-US
    >>> inherit {bootloadersettings}
    >>> recoverysequence {752745dd-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>> recoveryenabled Yes
    >>> osdevice partition=C:
    >>> systemroot \Windows
    >>> resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>> nx OptIn
    >>>
    >>> Real-mode Boot Sector
    >>> ---------------------
    >>> identifier {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>> device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >>> path \NST\nst_grub-EA026E752C02C7220EEE70D326268063.mbr
    >>> description Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
    >>>
    >>> C:\Windows\system32>
    >>> /*****************************************************************************/
    >>>
    >>>
    Kerry Brown, Nov 8, 2009
    #7
  8. Thanks for the quick reply, Kerry! :) I will check the links.

    Ubuntu 9.10 ships with a beta version of the new GRUB2 - specifically, the
    version 1.97~beta4. From what I've read, this is majorly different from the
    old GRUB (now renamed GRUB Legacy), and is quite incompatible with it in its
    implementation. I guess this is the reason EasyBCD is broken with the new
    Ubuntu.

    Thanks, again!

    Best regards,
    - Rajesh

    "Kerry Brown" <*a*m> wrote in message
    news:#...
    > Sorry, guess I misunderstood the question. See this link:
    >
    > http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=150601
    >
    > The first hit in this search:
    >
    > http://www.bing.com/search?q=bcdedit linux&form=QBRE&filt=all&qs=n
    >
    > I haven't used Ubuntu 9.1. I prefer distros other than Ubuntu. Does 9.1
    > not use grub? If that's the case then the above won't work.
    >
    > --
    > Kerry Brown
    > MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Systems Administration
    > http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    >
    >
    > "Rajesh Shenoy" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Thanks for the reply, Kerry. Perhaps I had not made my intention clear in
    >> my original post - I don't want to keep GRUB in my MBR. I feel safer with
    >> Windows Boot Manager in charge of my MBR, and that is why I blew GRUB
    >> out - deliberately - in the first place.
    >>
    >> Now, I just want to know how I can add the just-released Ubuntu 9.10
    >> Karmic Koala to the Windows Boot Manager's list (preferably using
    >> BCDEdit.exe). EasyBCD can't do it for this new Ubuntu release, as it's
    >> not compatible. There is a beta version of EasyBCD which is supposed to
    >> handle this, but I'm loathe to trying beta versions especially for such
    >> an important task.
    >>
    >> So, do you know how I can add the entry (specifically, the newly released
    >> Ubuntu 9.10, and NOT the old Ubuntu versions which I know how to add) to
    >> my Windows Boot Manager?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> - Rajesh
    >>
    >> "Kerry Brown" <*a*m> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> I would usually give you step by step instructions but in this case the
    >>> answer is so obvious I'll just post the link.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.bing.com/search?q=reinstall grub after windows install&form=QBLH&filt=all&qs=n
    >>>
    >>> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...dows install&btnG=Google Search&aq=f&oq=&aqi=
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Kerry Brown
    >>> MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Systems Administration
    >>> http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Rajesh Shenoy" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> Hello:
    >>>>
    >>>> Does anyone know how to add Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (which I've
    >>>> installed into a logical partition of its own on the only HDD I have in
    >>>> my laptop) to my Windows 7 Boot Manager? I over-wrote the GRUB boot
    >>>> manager that Ubuntu installed with the Windows 7 Boot Manager using
    >>>> EasyBCD as it was a beta version of GRUB.
    >>>>
    >>>> I tried to add Ubuntu using EasyBCD, but it doesn't work (probably
    >>>> because Ubuntu comes with the new GRUB2). I get the error message "The
    >>>> selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing
    >>>> or corrupt" when I select the Ubuntu entry in the Windows Boot Manager
    >>>> screen.
    >>>>
    >>>> Please see below the current output of my BCDEdit.exe, after the
    >>>> attempt to add the Ubuntu entry using EasyBCD.
    >>>>
    >>>> I have spent hours wading through Ubuntu forums online, but haven't
    >>>> found anything that's helped.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks in advance!
    >>>>
    >>>> Best regards,
    >>>> - Rajesh
    >>>>
    >>>> /*****************************************************************************/
    >>>> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    >>>> Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    >>>>
    >>>> C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows Boot Manager
    >>>> --------------------
    >>>> identifier {bootmgr}
    >>>> device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >>>> description Windows Boot Manager
    >>>> locale en-US
    >>>> inherit {globalsettings}
    >>>> default {current}
    >>>> resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>> displayorder {current}
    >>>> {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>> toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    >>>> timeout 2
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows Boot Loader
    >>>> -------------------
    >>>> identifier {current}
    >>>> device partition=C:
    >>>> path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    >>>> description Windows 7
    >>>> locale en-US
    >>>> inherit {bootloadersettings}
    >>>> recoverysequence {752745dd-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>> recoveryenabled Yes
    >>>> osdevice partition=C:
    >>>> systemroot \Windows
    >>>> resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>> nx OptIn
    >>>>
    >>>> Real-mode Boot Sector
    >>>> ---------------------
    >>>> identifier {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>> device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >>>> path \NST\nst_grub-EA026E752C02C7220EEE70D326268063.mbr
    >>>> description Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
    >>>>
    >>>> C:\Windows\system32>
    >>>> /*****************************************************************************/
    >>>>
    >>>>
    Rajesh Shenoy, Nov 8, 2009
    #8
  9. Rajesh Shenoy

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    On 08/11/2009 in message <> Rajesh
    Shenoy wrote:

    >Thanks for the reply, me. As I had implied in my original post, I already
    >have Ubuntu installed on my PC. It runs in its own partition with the Ext4
    >Jounaling File System. Wubi installs Ubuntu on NTFS which is not a very
    >optimised scenario.


    From all accounts you are better using NTFS than Ex4 at the moment :)

    --
    Jeff Gaines Dorset UK
    Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to get along without it.
    Jeff Gaines, Nov 8, 2009
    #9
  10. Rajesh Shenoy

    me Guest

    I have Ubuntu & Vista/Win7 on their own hard drives and switch the
    boot order in BIOS.


    On Sun, 8 Nov 2009 11:29:48 +1100, "Rajesh Shenoy"
    <> wrote:

    >Thanks for the reply, me. As I had implied in my original post, I already
    >have Ubuntu installed on my PC. It runs in its own partition with the Ext4
    >Jounaling File System. Wubi installs Ubuntu on NTFS which is not a very
    >optimised scenario.
    >
    >"me" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >>
    >> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download-wubi
    >>
    >> Ubuntu offers a Windows Installer
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> On Sat, 07 Nov 2009 06:50:43 +0000, Dominic Payer <>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>EasyBCD 2.0 http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=642 is intended
    >>>to resolve this, but is still beta and I don't think it works properly
    >>>yet.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>On 07/11/2009 03:03, Rajesh Shenoy wrote:
    >>>> Hello:
    >>>>
    >>>> Does anyone know how to add Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (which I've
    >>>> installed into a logical partition of its own on the only HDD I have in
    >>>> my laptop) to my Windows 7 Boot Manager? I over-wrote the GRUB boot
    >>>> manager that Ubuntu installed with the Windows 7 Boot Manager using
    >>>> EasyBCD as it was a beta version of GRUB.
    >>>>
    >>>> I tried to add Ubuntu using EasyBCD, but it doesn't work (probably
    >>>> because Ubuntu comes with the new GRUB2). I get the error message "The
    >>>> selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or
    >>>> corrupt" when I select the Ubuntu entry in the Windows Boot Manager
    >>>> screen.
    >>>>
    >>>> Please see below the current output of my BCDEdit.exe, after the attempt
    >>>> to add the Ubuntu entry using EasyBCD.
    >>>>
    >>>> I have spent hours wading through Ubuntu forums online, but haven't
    >>>> found anything that's helped.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks in advance!
    >>>>
    >>>> Best regards,
    >>>> - Rajesh
    >>>>
    >>>> /*****************************************************************************/
    >>>>
    >>>> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    >>>> Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    >>>>
    >>>> C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows Boot Manager
    >>>> --------------------
    >>>> identifier {bootmgr}
    >>>> device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >>>> description Windows Boot Manager
    >>>> locale en-US
    >>>> inherit {globalsettings}
    >>>> default {current}
    >>>> resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>> displayorder {current}
    >>>> {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>> toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    >>>> timeout 2
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows Boot Loader
    >>>> -------------------
    >>>> identifier {current}
    >>>> device partition=C:
    >>>> path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    >>>> description Windows 7
    >>>> locale en-US
    >>>> inherit {bootloadersettings}
    >>>> recoverysequence {752745dd-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>> recoveryenabled Yes
    >>>> osdevice partition=C:
    >>>> systemroot \Windows
    >>>> resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>> nx OptIn
    >>>>
    >>>> Real-mode Boot Sector
    >>>> ---------------------
    >>>> identifier {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>> device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >>>> path \NST\nst_grub-EA026E752C02C7220EEE70D326268063.mbr
    >>>> description Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
    >>>>
    >>>> C:\Windows\system32>
    >>>> /*****************************************************************************/
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>
    me, Nov 8, 2009
    #10
  11. Most of the newer MBs allow you to select the boot drive by pressing one
    of the 'F' keys. On my Biostar it's F9. So continually going into the
    BIOS is unnecessary.


    me wrote:
    > I have Ubuntu & Vista/Win7 on their own hard drives and switch the
    > boot order in BIOS.
    >
    >
    > On Sun, 8 Nov 2009 11:29:48 +1100, "Rajesh Shenoy"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> Thanks for the reply, me. As I had implied in my original post, I already
    >> have Ubuntu installed on my PC. It runs in its own partition with the Ext4
    >> Jounaling File System. Wubi installs Ubuntu on NTFS which is not a very
    >> optimised scenario.
    >>
    >> "me" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download-wubi
    >>>
    >>> Ubuntu offers a Windows Installer
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> On Sat, 07 Nov 2009 06:50:43 +0000, Dominic Payer <>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> EasyBCD 2.0 http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=642 is intended
    >>>> to resolve this, but is still beta and I don't think it works properly
    >>>> yet.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> On 07/11/2009 03:03, Rajesh Shenoy wrote:
    >>>>> Hello:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Does anyone know how to add Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala (which I've
    >>>>> installed into a logical partition of its own on the only HDD I have in
    >>>>> my laptop) to my Windows 7 Boot Manager? I over-wrote the GRUB boot
    >>>>> manager that Ubuntu installed with the Windows 7 Boot Manager using
    >>>>> EasyBCD as it was a beta version of GRUB.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I tried to add Ubuntu using EasyBCD, but it doesn't work (probably
    >>>>> because Ubuntu comes with the new GRUB2). I get the error message "The
    >>>>> selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or
    >>>>> corrupt" when I select the Ubuntu entry in the Windows Boot Manager
    >>>>> screen.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Please see below the current output of my BCDEdit.exe, after the attempt
    >>>>> to add the Ubuntu entry using EasyBCD.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I have spent hours wading through Ubuntu forums online, but haven't
    >>>>> found anything that's helped.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks in advance!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Best regards,
    >>>>> - Rajesh
    >>>>>
    >>>>> /*****************************************************************************/
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    >>>>> Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Windows Boot Manager
    >>>>> --------------------
    >>>>> identifier {bootmgr}
    >>>>> device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >>>>> description Windows Boot Manager
    >>>>> locale en-US
    >>>>> inherit {globalsettings}
    >>>>> default {current}
    >>>>> resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>>> displayorder {current}
    >>>>> {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>>> toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    >>>>> timeout 2
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Windows Boot Loader
    >>>>> -------------------
    >>>>> identifier {current}
    >>>>> device partition=C:
    >>>>> path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    >>>>> description Windows 7
    >>>>> locale en-US
    >>>>> inherit {bootloadersettings}
    >>>>> recoverysequence {752745dd-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>>> recoveryenabled Yes
    >>>>> osdevice partition=C:
    >>>>> systemroot \Windows
    >>>>> resumeobject {752745db-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>>> nx OptIn
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Real-mode Boot Sector
    >>>>> ---------------------
    >>>>> identifier {752745e4-b31b-11de-9d5b-da70bae64f63}
    >>>>> device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >>>>> path \NST\nst_grub-EA026E752C02C7220EEE70D326268063.mbr
    >>>>> description Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
    >>>>>
    >>>>> C:\Windows\system32>
    >>>>> /*****************************************************************************/
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>

    >
    Bobby Johnson, Nov 8, 2009
    #11
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