Hi. I'm brand new to all this -- I just completed my first successful linux installation on Friday.
that my problem is a common one, but I can't seem to find the answer when I search these forums or Google Linux
. If you can point me to the appropriate post or site, I'd greatly appreciate it.
- I can no longer boot to Windows XP after having successfully installed Ubuntu.
- GRUB gives me two windows options, but when I select either one the screen simply goes black. No output. No disk activity. Nothing. The computer just hangs, doing nothing.
- I have a Sony VAIO desktop w/ two internal 250 GB drives, with Windows XP (Meida Center Edition)
- Before I installed Ubuntu, I physically swapped the two drives so that I could keep the "C:" drive intact.
- My primary drive (i.e. what used to be my "D:" drive before the swap) contains the linux partition(s) on the first 110 GB, and the remaining 128 GB is still an NTFS formatted partition.
- My secondary/slave drive (i.e. what used to be my "C:" drive before the swap) contains Windows.
- Click here
to see what my partitions looked like prior to
me swapping the hard drives and installing Ubuntu.
What I've done so far:
- searched online for solutions to this problem
- read through the GRUB manual
- ensured that my menu.lst file was using "map" to virtually swap the drives.
- checked my menu.lst file against several other examples online and played around with several of the variables.
- You can see a copy of my current menu.lst file by clicking here
I'm not sure what to try next. From what I've been reading, everything should
be working just fine. Unfortunately, it isn't.
If you could help (or point me in the direction of help) I'd greatly appreciate it!
Thanks for your time!