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Old 10-10-2004, 10:07 PM   #1
kojima
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Ubuntu and XP not playing nice.


Ok, it's been a while since I've run linux. Several friends recommended Ubuntu to me. So, I gave it a shot. The distro is awsome, but grub refuses to load xp.

When I hit escape to bring up the grub menu I do have XP as an option. But when I select it I get:

Booting 'Windows NT/2000/XP'

root (hd0,0)
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1

My XP partition is NTFS
 
Old 10-11-2004, 05:39 AM   #2
Xenoeye
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Where did you install grub to?
 
Old 10-11-2004, 03:42 PM   #3
Gavin19
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Just boot into ubuntu and make sure the /boot/grub/menu.lst uses this for your xp partition -

title Windows
root (hd0,0)
rootnoverify
makeactive
chainloader +1


I have xp+ubuntu installed as multi boots on this box and my laptop w/o probs.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 11:27 PM   #4
Tap-Out
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Mate,

The problem you're experienceing is common to a lot of different distros that ship with the 2.6 Kernel.

The solution can be found here:

Solution to 2.6 Kernel/XP Boot Problem.

Note that this link it to a site hosted by SuSE, however it does state in the document that this is a common problem not limited to SuSE.

Cheers

Tap.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 09:31 AM   #5
pcoovert
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I installed Ubuntu from the 10/7/04 build. I cannot boot to Windows. I get a result similar to kojima's.

When I installed Ubuntu it said nothing about an owner username or password. I cannot modify the menu.lst file without this information. What do I have to do to get this info?

Also, the link to the solution in Tap-Out's response does not work.

Pierre
 
Old 10-13-2004, 11:57 AM   #6
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sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.list
When it asks for you password type in your user password.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 12:27 PM   #7
TKS
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I'd go with a more mature distribution and wait for Ubuntu to get up to speed. Sure it looks great...it installs great...it runs great...but it needs time to mature.

Try Knoppix, PCLinuxOS, MEPIS, or Libranet


out of all of those, I run MEPIS the most. It plays nice with all versions of windows and you can install any Xwindows environment on it you want.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 06:17 PM   #8
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I don't know why that link would not work.

Here it is in plain text, just copy/paste this in your browser window.

portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/05/fhassel_windows_not_booting91.hml

Just put http:// in front of it, NO www.

Really hope this helps as it has worked like a charm for me.

Cheers

Tap

edit: whenever I try to just type the address the form automatically puts in the bloddy url tag which makes it a link.. how frustrating

Last edited by Tap-Out; 10-13-2004 at 06:20 PM.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 06:29 PM   #9
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Thanks but I still get a 404 error (in German).

I am running SuSE and so I went to the portal and found an answer that worked.

It was a matter of activating the LBA in CMOS instead of AUTO for large disk access.

This might help some of the others who are having this problem.

Pierre
 
  


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