Faulty installation - manual grub needed to boot (Edgy beta daily build 16 Oct)

Bug #66667 reported by Anders on 2006-10-18
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have a brand new Intel Core 2 Duo computer and wanted to do a dual boot install of Windows XP and Ubuntu Edgy.

Followed the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

Installed Win XP (created a 30 Gb partition for this, left the rest of the disk unpartitioned)

Retrieved and burned a CD image from http://cdimage.ubuntulinux.org/daily-live/ (16 Oct)

Ran live CD, installed (created a 30 Gb partition for ubuntu, 4 gb swap, and 200+ FAT32 for shared files with Windows etc)

Installer completed, but when the system reboots and Grub starts, selecting ubuntu yields 'Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition'

Others with similar experiences:
Fix: followed the manual steps at
to get the system booted; (boots incompletely - possibly a second bug - TBC)

Anders (andersja+launchpad-net) wrote :

Fix2: Could also edit the grub entry to read
root (hd0,1)
instead of the
rood (hd0,0) it listed as default.

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