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VMware Fusion hates Grub... poor Grubby :'(

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I tried digging around for two days now with no solution... so I'm going to try posting something up! I'm sure SOMEONE out there has the same config as me!!


It's a bit complicated... my system has 4 OS quad-booting off Grub:

1. Vista

2. Leopard

3. XP

4. Ubuntu 7.10


I'm trying to run VMware fusion on Leopard... and it detects a "Boot Camp Partition"... but when I boot up it gives me Error 17... which means Grub can't find the Ubuntu partition...


So, following this guide....

I created another Virtual Machine and added my windows xp, vista, and ubuntu partitions, and I set up my ubuntu.vmx with this (same as my physical HD, so grub reads the right partitions)


ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
ide0:0.fileName = "Ubuntu.vmdk"
ide0:1.present = "TRUE"
ide0:1.fileName = "vista.vmdk"
ide0:2.present = "TRUE"
ide0:2.fileName = ""
ide0:3.present = "TRUE"
ide0:3.fileName = ""
ide0:4.present = "TRUE"
ide0:4.fileName = "winxp.vmdk"
ide0:5.present = "FALSE"
ide0:5.fileName = ""


I put Ubuntu.vmdk on ide0:0 because if I don't, then Grub will give me error 17 again.


When I try to boot up into any partition, I get Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

I also notice that only the vista and ubuntu partitions are loaded


When I try to boot into ubuntu, it hangs at the line:

*Running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local)		[OK]


If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated!



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  • 4 months later...

I believe you have to install grub to the boot section of the hd, not the ubuntu partition. For complete details, you might have to look on the grub website or ubuntu forums... I apologize but I honestly don't remember how (I got rid of Grub a while ago)

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