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Old 08-19-2008, 03:41 PM   #16
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You should change:

title Windows
root (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

to:

title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

assuming you ntfs partition is the second partiton on the first drive. If you run the command "fdisk -l", check to see if it is marked active (*) If not, insert "makeactive" between rootnoverify (hd0,1) and chainloader +1
 
Old 08-19-2008, 04:26 PM   #17
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now it says
Code:
Invalid device requested
 
Old 08-19-2008, 08:03 PM   #18
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Post the output of "fdisk -l" (Lower case letter L) so we can see your partition structure. Do as root user.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 02:48 AM   #19
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Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders, total 160086528 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xfb8cfb8c

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63   154015154    77007546   83  Linux
/dev/sda2       154015155   160071659     3028252+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5       154015218   160071659     3028221   82  Linux swap / Solaris
But I installed Ubuntu to drive D:, and Windows is at C:.

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Old 08-20-2008, 02:54 AM   #20
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There doesn't appear to be a Windows partition there. Also, Windows partition names are meaningless under Linux..
 
Old 08-20-2008, 08:15 AM   #21
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no but as i said, ubuntu isn't on the same hard disk :$
 
Old 08-20-2008, 08:18 AM   #22
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Did you run "fdisk -l /dev/sda"? Usually "fdisk -l" shows the partitions on all disks.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 01:50 PM   #23
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No it says

Code:
Cannot open /dev/sda

Last edited by Robbinski12; 08-24-2008 at 02:20 PM. Reason: Cuz its my post and i want to :P
 
Old 08-21-2008, 04:26 PM   #24
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In a previous post, you were asked to post the output of 'fdisk -l' and you posted information on drive sda. So if you ran than command, then you have one drive? In your last post you indicate you get a message 'Cannot open /dev/sda', yet you have previously posted info from sda? How many drives do you have? If you have more than one, are they connected?
 
Old 08-24-2008, 02:19 PM   #25
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as far as I know i only have 1 drive
thats the answer to your second question as well.

really, I dont think there is an available option left
 
Old 08-24-2008, 02:23 PM   #26
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no but as i said, ubuntu isn't on the same hard disk :$
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robbinski12 View Post
as far as I know i only have 1 drive
You appear to have contradicted yourself.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 04:49 AM   #27
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yes i know but when i posted that first post i thought C: and D: where drives but now i know they're partitions
 
Old 08-25-2008, 05:00 AM   #28
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There isn't a Windows partition on that disk, unless it's somehow hidden.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 05:06 PM   #29
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edit /boot/grub/menu.lst

he,
I'm having the same problem but, what i saw at your menu.list was that you have put the xp boot"command" at the other Linux boots, because Xp isn't a Linux distribution it doesn't belongs there you need to put it at the end of the text

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
if it still isn't booting you need to use a [TAB] after title and root
hope it works!
 
Old 10-17-2009, 12:11 PM   #30
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Wow it's been over a year since anyone replied to this thread. I hope more people find it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I spent 3 days searching and reading post and nothing worked until I found this. I just did gedit on it and I didn't
believe the thing went straight to XP!!!!!!!!!!! Yes I know we still have to keep that around for awhile.

http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/softwa...g=content;col1

Don't get disparaged. Just keep on truckin'

Everything you need to know is on this WWW somewhere. Problem is finding it.

You're already here. This link is for you to share!

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post3722823

Last edited by Gliderfm; 10-17-2009 at 12:14 PM. Reason: Add Link
 
  


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