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Rod, your site is one I had already spent several hours reading. Thx. I had already installed rEFInd! So I am pleased you chose to help me out. Wish I could say all is crystal clear now. Ok so now I understand rEFInd will automatically find kernals and add them to the menu. So I set it up as the default load in my CMOS settings. Now a new ...


First, some basics.... There are two critical classes of programs involved in booting a computer, under either BIOS or EFI: The boot manager -- This program presents a menu or otherwise enables the user to select which OS to boot. The boot loader -- This program loads an OS kernel into memory and starts it running. Some programs, including GRUB and most ...


I did something similar only I redid my computer put fresh copy of Windows 7 on and left 100GB for Ubuntu. Only Ubuntu didn't take all 100GB so I re-sized the windows partition to have all unused space I ended up having the same problems you did. I re-installed Ubuntu so it could reconfigure the partition table. Everything works now


Why don't you create a shutdown/reboot script so that when you switch to the relevant run level the script gets run? http://askubuntu.com/questions/175486/is-reboot-the-same-as-init-6 http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/64280/what-is-the-difference-between-reboot-init-6-and-shutdown-r-now This way the script basically gets run automatically (but ...

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