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    Default dual boot grub error 18

    Hi, I've searched around a bit, and can't quite come up with a solution. This is my second attempt at dual booting backtrack and windows XP on a Dell Inspiron 600m (with the latest bios available-A17).

    On my first attempt, I created two partitions, one for xp, one for backtrack. I cloned an xp installation to the first partition, then installed backtrack to the other partition. I got ERROR 18 when grub started loading.

    On my second attempt, I installed Xp from an image, using the entire disk. I then booted into the BT4 cd, and installed, using the instructions here: Dual Boot | BackTrack Linux - Penetration Testing Distribution

    I still get grub error 18.

    On the last install, I left a 300Mb partition of unused space at the beginning of the drive. Is my answer to move /boot to there, as I've read? If someone could point me in the direction of how to do this, I'd appreciate it greatly.

    I downloaded supergrub, and can see both installations, and boot to them using supergrub.

    Is there a way to reinstall or fix grub so that I can boot either OS?

    Thanks to everyone.
    Last edited by Wildhack; 07-08-2010 at 08:50 PM.

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    Default Re: dual boot grub error 18

    Try grub2
    Boot to live disk and sudo apt-get install grub2

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