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Old 11-06-2008, 07:38 PM   #16
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In your post (#10) you ask why vista won't boot. In my explanation in the earlier post, the situation is having vista drive disconnected, then install Ubuntu on separate drive and have the Ubuntu drive as first in BIOS. If you manually put an entry in the Grub menu.lst file on this drive, you will easily be able to boot vista but obviously Grub won't detect vista and put an entry in menu.lst if your vista drive is not connected. If you disconnect the Ubuntu drive, there should be no reason why you could not still boot vista on the other drive.
Old 11-06-2008, 07:47 PM   #17
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Thanks yancek:
This is all new to me, but I am starting to see daylight.
I have no idea how to manually put put an entry into Grub. I will have to depend on the forum to help me.
It is good to know however that I can always run windows by disconnecting the Ubuntu drive, but wouldn't I get the same result by disabling it in the BIOS. Excuse me for my ignorance,and I thank you for your assistance and patience
Old 11-06-2008, 07:52 PM   #18
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Just make your empty drive the boot drive instead of disconnecting the other drive; then GRUB will be able write up at least part of the entry for vista - if you're lucky, it will even get it right all at once. See my previous post.
Old 11-06-2008, 07:58 PM   #19
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Thanks to all, and I will give you a rest for the evening.
Old 11-06-2008, 08:00 PM   #20
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This may help.
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Helpful Info ,Thanks


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