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    Default dual boot install - error 15 - file not found

    I recently partitioned and installed the latest backtrack release along side Ubuntu lucid lynx (10.4).

    I am now getting an error upon attempting to boot both Ubuntu and Ubuntu (recovery console).

    from what i have been able to find, it seems i need to update or reinstall grub or perhaps my ../grub/menu.lst is wrong...

    either way and guide through this would be muchly appriciated... being fairly new to Linux I am unsure of what exactly i can provide that will help with this process. Please let me know

    Thanx a bunch

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    Default Re: dual boot install - error 15 - file not found

    I would suggest you look on google for grub tutorials.
    Pasting your menu.lst might even be helpful for others.
    But seriously check out the links below in my signature especially the beginner one.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
    ForumRules
    ForumFAQ
    If you are new to Back|Track
    Back|Track Wiki
    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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    Default Re: dual boot install - error 15 - file not found

    Have a read here about 2/3rd's down
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Grub2

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    Default Re: dual boot install - error 15 - file not found

    Thank you for the reply Archangel-Amael, I found your sig link from a similar post when looking for a solution prior to posting and have been reading through some.

    here is the additional info as you suggested

    menu.lst
    Code:
    # menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
    #            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
    #            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
    #            and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.
    
    ## default num
    # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
    # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
    #
    # You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
    # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
    # WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
    # array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
    default		0
    
    ## timeout sec
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    timeout		10
    
    ## hiddenmenu
    # Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
    #hiddenmenu
    
    # Pretty colours
    #color cyan/blue white/blue
    
    ## password ['--md5'] passwd
    # If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
    # control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
    # command 'lock'
    # e.g. password topsecret
    #      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
    # password topsecret
    
    #
    # examples
    #
    # title		Windows 95/98/NT/2000
    # root		(hd0,0)
    # makeactive
    # chainloader	+1
    #
    # title		Linux
    # root		(hd0,1)
    # kernel	/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
    #
    
    #
    # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST
    
    ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    ## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
    ## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below
    
    ## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs
    
    ## ## Start Default Options ##
    ## default kernel options
    ## default kernel options for automagic boot options
    ## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
    ## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
    ## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
    ##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
    ##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
    # kopt=root=UUID=162d5cad-f11c-4f0d-9736-7d6cc9415179 ro
    
    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=162d5cad-f11c-4f0d-9736-7d6cc9415179
    
    ## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. alternative=true
    ##      alternative=false
    # alternative=true
    
    ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockalternative=true
    ##      lockalternative=false
    # lockalternative=false
    
    ## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
    ## alternatives
    ## e.g. defoptions=vga=0x317 resume=/dev/hda5
    # defoptions=vga=0x317
    
    ## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockold=false
    ##      lockold=true
    # lockold=false
    
    ## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenhopt=
    
    ## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenkopt=console=tty0
    
    ## altoption boot targets option
    ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
    ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
    ##      altoptions=(recovery) single
    # altoptions=(recovery mode) single
    
    ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
    ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
    ## alternative kernel options
    ## e.g. howmany=all
    ##      howmany=7
    # howmany=all
    
    ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
    ## e.g. memtest86=true
    ##      memtest86=false
    # memtest86=true
    
    ## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
    ## can be true or false
    # updatedefaultentry=false
    
    ## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
    ## can be true or false
    # savedefault=false
    
    ## ## End Default Options ##
    
    splashimage=162d5cad-f11c-4f0d-9736-7d6cc9415179/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    
    title		Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.34
    uuid		162d5cad-f11c-4f0d-9736-7d6cc9415179
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.34 root=UUID=162d5cad-f11c-4f0d-9736-7d6cc9415179 ro quiet splash 
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.34
    quiet
    
    title		Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.34 (recovery mode)
    uuid		162d5cad-f11c-4f0d-9736-7d6cc9415179
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.34 root=UUID=162d5cad-f11c-4f0d-9736-7d6cc9415179 ro  single
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.34
    
    title		Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+
    uuid		162d5cad-f11c-4f0d-9736-7d6cc9415179
    kernel		/boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet
    
    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    
    # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
    # ones.
    title		Other operating systems:
    root
    
    
    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
    # linux installation on /dev/hda1.
    title		'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-24-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os { (on /dev/hda1)
    root		(hd0,0)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=c29ea7a8-3820-4561-8403-5056de7b938a ro quiet splash 
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-24-generic
    savedefault
    boot
    
    
    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
    # linux installation on /dev/hda1.
    title		'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-24-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os { (on /dev/hda1)
    root		(hd0,0)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=c29ea7a8-3820-4561-8403-5056de7b938a ro single 
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-24-generic
    savedefault
    boot

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    Default Re: dual boot install - error 15 - file not found

    I have had this same issue with the same release of backtrack and Ubuntu.

    I had a website running from my Ubuntu setup.

    Can anyone please help me with this?

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