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Old 11-16-2009, 05:42 AM   #1
baltej singh
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Unhappy dual boot ubuntu & windows 7


i am newbie:
few days back i loaded ubuntu ...ofcourse in a different drive then from windows...
but now it does not give me any option to boot into windows...
earlier i once loaded fedora 10 but that use to give options of booting into "fedora" or "other" ..but it didnt happen with ubuntu...
i am very keen to learn linux but at the same time i cant deny my wife her choice of windows...
pl help(my holidays are at stake!!):
 
Old 11-16-2009, 06:35 AM   #2
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In Ubuntu, find the file /boot/grub/menu.lst

You can try to add an entry like this:
Code:
title Vista
root (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
- title can be whatever you like.
- root (hd0,0) means 1st hard drive, 1st partition.
- makeactive (not sure what this means)
- chainloader +1 means that grub will transfer over the boot process to the windows boot loader on that partition.

This should work exactly as is if your windows installation is on the first drive of the first partition. If not, you will need to modify the "root" entry to suit your needs.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by mattydee; 11-16-2009 at 06:36 AM.
 
Old 11-16-2009, 06:50 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by baltej singh View Post
i am newbie:
few days back i loaded ubuntu ...ofcourse in a different drive then from windows...
but now it does not give me any option to boot into windows...
earlier i once loaded fedora 10 but that use to give options of booting into "fedora" or "other" ..but it didnt happen with ubuntu...
i am very keen to learn linux but at the same time i cant deny my wife her choice of windows...
pl help(my holidays are at stake!!):
With version of UBUNTU are you using 9.10
Ubuntu 9.10 do not have menu.lst
Ubuntu 9.10 do have a grub.cfg
So you have to add in grub.cfg
Please use a real linux text editor like nano , pico or kwrite
 
Old 11-16-2009, 06:59 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ronlau9 View Post
With version of UBUNTU are you using 9.10
Ubuntu 9.10 do not have menu.lst
Ubuntu 9.10 do have a grub.cfg
So you have to add in grub.cfg
Please use a real linux text editor like nano , pico or kwrite
Right, I forgot about that. 9.10 uses grub2 so the syntax is completely different. Please let us know what version of ubuntu you are using.

Last edited by mattydee; 11-16-2009 at 01:47 PM. Reason: spelling
 
  


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