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Old 09-21-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
MoonlitSky1031
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Smile Need help with GRUB2


I need help with my GRUB2 editing. I have WinXP Pro, Win7 Enterprise, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS installed on my ThinkPad R60. My partitions are laid out as follows:

WinXP => /Dev/SDA1 (Primary, NTFS)
Win7 => /Dev/SDA5 (Primary, Extended, NTFS)
Ubuntu => /Dev/SDA6 (Primary, Extended, EXT4)
Win SwapSpace => /Dev/SDA7 (Extended, NTFS)
Linux Swap => /Dev/SDA8 (Extended, Linux Swap)
DATA => /Dev/SDA9 (Extended, NTFS)


GRUB sees the Win7 partition as hd0,1

My issue is i have 3 different menus when i boot the machine. The first is GRUB. If I select to boot win7, i get a second menu where i choose winxp, win7, or windows recovery console (which is installed on the WinXP partition). If i select to boot XP, i have another menu, where i can boot XP or the RC. I want to get everything on the grub menu, and eliminate the other 2 menus created by win XP and Win7. Any ideas? Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanx in advance!
 
Old 09-22-2011, 12:55 AM   #2
Stéphane Ascoët
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Post 3 OS boot with Grub

I think it's impossible because you missed a correct NTLDR installation since the beginning. In hda1 boot secteur, you should have obtained a NTLDR menu with all your micro$oft OS displayed at a glance...
 
Old 09-22-2011, 01:14 AM   #3
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I hope this helps
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/50...ulti-boot-menu
Is grub the first to show at boot?

Last edited by EDDY1; 09-22-2011 at 01:16 AM.
 
Old 09-22-2011, 02:57 AM   #4
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You can't.
You apparently installed Win7 as a (M$oft terminology) dual-boot with XP. This replaces the loader code in XP with Win7.
Not a Linux issue that you can do anything about - just (another) M$oft fuck-up.
 
  


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