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Solved: Jolicloud problem

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by closed1, Apr 25, 2010.

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  1. closed1

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    Hey guy I downloaded jolicloud from my windows xp with an exe installation file and now it only boots from jolicloud and not windoze. Luckily I already have ubuntu and found out that my files were still there . Please help me I need my xp files and programs.
     
  2. oksteve

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    Your going to have to roll back and use any system restore software you have.
    Jolicloud is having a few tech problems themselves atm.

    You could boot from Safe Mode. As windows boots up press F8 or F2 (not sure which)
    Check the info given and boot up from there.
     
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    I can't even use safe mode . Should i use a rescue cd?
    Can I sue jolicloud (jk) ? I am angry with them!!
     
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    Can you give more details? When you first power on the computer, does it present you with a list of operating systems to boot into? If so, does it only list Jolicloud?
     
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    @flan_suse

    So when I boot my computer I get the regular grub menu. And of course it only says windows , Ubuntu, Linux mint, but not jolicloud. So I select windows and only jolicloud boots. I have a winboot file that says this:

    debug off
    hiddenmenu
    default 0
    timeout 0
    fallback 1

    title find /jolicloud/disks/boot/grub/menu.lst
    find --set-root --ignore-floppies /jolicloud/disks/boot/grub/menu.lst
    configfile /jolicloud/disks/boot/grub/menu.lst

    title find /jolicloud/install/boot/grub/menu.lst
    fallback 2
    find --set-root --ignore-floppies /jolicloud/install/boot/grub/menu.lst
    configfile /jolicloud/install/boot/grub/menu.lst

    title find /menu.lst
    fallback 3
    find --set-root --ignore-floppies /menu.lst
    configfile /menu.lst

    title find /boot/grub/menu.lst
    fallback 4
    find --set-root --ignore-floppies /boot/grub/menu.lst
    configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst

    title find /grub/menu.lst
    fallback 5
    find --set-root --ignore-floppies /grub/menu.lst
    configfile /grub/menu.lst

    title commandline
    commandline

    title reboot
    reboot

    title halt
    halt

    and another one that says this (called boot.ini):

    [boot loader]
    default=C:\wubildr.mbr
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition" /fastdetect
    C:\wubildr.mbr = "Jolicloud"

    Hope i was elaborate
     
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    First, make a backup copy of the boot.ini file, and call it something like boot.ini.bak

    Next, add timeout=30 in the boot.ini file so that it looks like this:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=C:\wubildr.mbr
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition" /fastdetect
    C:\wubildr.mbr = "Jolicloud"

    This will allow you 30 seconds to choose whether you want to boot into Windows XP or Jolicloud.

    If you wish to remove Jolicloud completely, remove it via the Add/Remove Software tool in the Control Panel under Windows XP.

    What happened is that you used the Wubi Installer, rather than the traditional dual-boot method. This installs the entire Jolicloud operating system inside a folder called "jolicloud" within the C:\ drive. It modified the Windows boot.ini file so that there is an extra entry that boots into Jolicloud, using the files within the C:\jolicloud\ folder. Not only did it add this extra entry, but it also made it the default selection. Since you did not have any "timeout" option, it was immediately booting into Jolicloud, without allowing you enough time to choose Windows XP. You probably did not have this "timeout" option to begin with, since the Wubi Installer does not remove the "timeout" option.

    This does not mean it is your fault or Windows' fault. It is also not entirely Jolicloud's fault or Wubi's fault. What should be done is that the Wubi Installer should check to see if there is a "timeout" option, and if not, it should automatically create one, to prevent problems, such as yours.

    Another thing I noticed is that Jolicloud is not even "final" yet.
     
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    I love you (as a brother)! You saved my life! I can access my gazillion plus bookmarks,documents, and programs. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Atheist or not God Bless you.
     
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