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Old 07-12-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
TerabyteUK
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Vista, XP Ubuntu Triple Boot. What's the XP Entry for menu.lst?


Hey,

Breifly: Does anybody know from the information below what my XP entry should be in menu.lst

I want to triple boot Vista, XP and Ubuntu.
They're all installed on the same physical drive.

Vista and Ubuntu boot fine,

I can't get XP to boot.

XP was installed first, then Vista
(A boot program other than grub was used to select either of these two)

Then ubuntu was installed
(Grub was used).

Grub detected the vista and ubuntu installations but not XP.

Here is the main part of my menu.lst and a dump of fdisk -l information

title Ubuntu
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2....iet splash
initrd /boot/init....generic
quiet
savedefault

title Vista
root (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1

title xp
#What should go here?

PHP Code:
------------------------

fdisk -l

Device    boot  start       end       blocks     ID  System
/dev/sda1  *      1         12748     102398278+  7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2  *      12749     18241      44122522+  7  W95 Wxtd (LBA)
/
dev/sda5  *      12749     16572      30716248+  7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6  *      16573     16821       2000061  82  Linux swap Solaris
/dev/sda7  *      16822     18241     11406118+  83  Linux 
 
Old 07-12-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
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PS,
I've tried copying the vista value and substituting hd(0,0) from 0,0 to 0,7 and non of them work.
All give me either Error 12: No such device
or
No such partition
 
Old 07-12-2007, 10:27 PM   #3
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You could try:
Code:
title Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,4)
    chainloader (hd0,4)+1
I just changed my own XP entry. It's on the first partition.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 10:59 PM   #4
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Something tells me your /dev/sda2 is your extended partition (ext'd, not Wxt'd), which means XP is installed in a logical partition, it needs to be in a primary partition, or at least it's boot sector needs to be in a primary partition. You can have three primary partitions and one extended containing a whack of logicals, or just four primary partitions. I don't think you'll boot it in a logical partition.
 
  


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