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 Post subject: Boot problems.

Joined: 23 May 2012, 22:05
Posts: 2
Hi, I've installed Navigatrix on my HDD. I have a wvista in a aprtition and Ubuntu 12.04 in other one. Since I installed Navigatrix I can't choose my boot menu (or grub?). When de boot menu apears Navigatrix is the only option to boot, no Vista, no Ubuntu.
I need some help.

 Post subject: Re: Boot problems.

Joined: 04 Nov 2010, 20:51
Posts: 1062
Your GRUB needs to be reconfigured.

At the terminal enter:

sudo update-grub

There is an OS prober that will search for other operating systems and reconfigure GRUB.

When I run it it kicks back something like this:
Generating grub.cfg ...
using custom appearance settings
Found background image: splash.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.9-dsp
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.0.9-dsp
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-45-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-45-generic
Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda1
Found wattOS R6 (precise) on /dev/sda6

On a reboot all of your options should be seen.

However, I'm a big fan of a little application called Grub much so that I've attached it to the bottom of this post.

With this handy little gem you can easily modify your GRUB and make it pretty and pretty and fun as a GRUB can be.

Rather than hand hack your configuration file you can point'n'click a GRUB with modified menu, splash, personalised options. I've put a copy on my Navigatrix USB stick for those times that I have buggered up my system by doing something I shouldn't have...because sometimes I do.

You can install it by downloading the file and executing from the terminal:

sudo dpkg -i /home/$USER/Downloads/grub-customizer_2.5.7.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1l_i386.deb.doc

It will appear in Menu> Preferences> Grub Customizer
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Simply make your modifications;File> Save; and File> Install to MBR

Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Boot problems. Solved.

Joined: 23 May 2012, 22:05
Posts: 2
Moe, thanks for your suggestion. IT WORKS. Now I can boot from Vista, Ubuntu and Navigatrix.
Also I solved my GPS problem whith the "64 bit computer and Garmin 18X GPS" forum line. And IT WORKS.
Im new on Linux sistem, I want to try it. When I found Navigatrix I really got sorprised of the power of the program and I want to try it in my boat.

After my donation Im going to try whith vectorial charts.
Sorry for my (soso) english.
Thanks and congratulations for this job.

 Post subject: Re: Boot problems.

Joined: 06 Jan 2013, 16:56
Posts: 62
I had the same problem..., thanks for the solution. Also, is it easy to modify grub to change the order of boot i.e to have the windows partition appear first (default)

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