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Old 07-27-2013, 11:40 AM   #1
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problem with multiple boot


hello everyone
i have a pc whic i installed xp on it then i cleared the mbr of my hdd then i installed linux mate , i was surprised that my linux can't auto detect my xp system i'm using burg as a boot manager and i need to know the right menu entery to manually add my xp system to the burg.cfg

thanks for your time .
 
Old 07-27-2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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You might need to provide a bit more information. Clearing out the MBR would look like an empty disk to the installer and XP would of been overwritten.

Post the output of the following command:
sudo fdisk -l
 
Old 07-27-2013, 12:41 PM   #3
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raniscance raniscance # sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe0f74ddb

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 63 4289354 2144646 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2 4289355 47006189 21358417+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 * 47006190 88100459 20547135 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4 88100864 976771071 444335104 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 88102912 976771071 444334080 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x350e4444

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 2048 976773119 488385536 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 4096 485253119 242624512 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb6 485255168 976773119 245758976 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT



my windows xp partiton is sda3 .
 
Old 07-27-2013, 01:24 PM   #4
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I have not had the pleasure to play with burg but the easiest might be to install os-prober (if not already) and regenerate your burg.cfg file

sudo burg-mkconfig -o /boot/burg/burg.cfg
 
Old 07-27-2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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so i'll need to fix my mbr to boot with burg cause if i fresh install xp it will overwrite the mbr .
 
Old 07-27-2013, 03:20 PM   #6
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Yes, It looks like your XP partitions are still intact.
 
Old 07-27-2013, 03:23 PM   #7
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i want to try to add the right lines at burg.cfg before i fresh install xp , can u help me to get those lines ?
 
Old 07-27-2013, 04:07 PM   #8
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The only thing I know about burg is that it is grub spelled backwards. As pointed out to you above, you could easily do this with Grub by using sudo os-prober and then sudo update-grub. It's not clear which distribution of Linux you are using as 'Mate' just refers to the Desktop which is used by a number of different distributions.

Where do you have 'burg' installed, on the Linux partition or windows? Maybe there is a 'burg' forum.
 
Old 07-27-2013, 09:59 PM   #9
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i use linux mint and the place i installed burg is to mbr of sda
 
Old 07-28-2013, 12:21 AM   #10
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i use linux mint and the place i installed burg is to mbr of sda
From Mint? Do you have the standard files such as the grub.cfg file used in grub? If there is, why not manually enter a chainloader entry for windows pointing to sda3? What do you see as output on the screen when you run sudo os-prober as suggested above?
 
Old 07-28-2013, 07:29 AM   #11
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raniscance@raniscance ~ $ sudo os-prober
[sudo] password for raniscance:
No volume groups found
 
  


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