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Old 05-18-2005, 11:43 PM   #1
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Dual booting problem (ubuntu 5.04)


I just installed my ubuntu hoary 5.04 on my hdd that already had windows XP.....I have 2 partition on my hdd (120gb) 60gb for WIndows XP and 60GB for Ubuntu
but when I try to boot into my windows XP there is an error messages "NTLDR missing" press alt+ctrl+del to reboot.....

so how to make able to boot to my windows?

this is my grub menu.lst

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd1,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1


please help me I had some data on it.....need help please

ps: when I install ubuntu I installed MBR too
 
Old 05-19-2005, 12:52 AM   #2
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hi there

i also have seen such poblems

the only solution that i had was to resintall windows

but also lookout for other solutions that u might get here

i too wil be interested to note that

regards
 
Old 05-19-2005, 12:55 AM   #3
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Did you recently installed a service pack?
Try as root(or with sudo, i think that's what ubuntu uses)
Code:
sudo update-grub or update-grub as root
to see what happens.
 
Old 05-19-2005, 01:00 AM   #4
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NTLDR is a problem with windows

GRUB won't change that i think
 
Old 05-19-2005, 01:03 AM   #5
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so what I suppose to do? I really dont know about this
please...
 
Old 05-19-2005, 01:25 AM   #6
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Hi Breedo,

As you say you have just one hd, I guess you have to say to grub
Code:
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1
Grub counts all devices starting at 0 (zero), not 1.

Good luck!

Osvaldo.
 
Old 05-19-2005, 01:29 AM   #7
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hd1=primary slave
hd0=primary master
 
Old 05-19-2005, 01:49 AM   #8
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Hi Masand,

The primary slave will be hd1 for grub if you have installed also a primary master. Otherwise it will be hd0.
 
Old 05-19-2005, 06:58 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by osvaldomarques
Hi Masand,

The primary slave will be hd1 for grub if you have installed also a primary master. Otherwise it will be hd0.
sorry ,could not get u

could u explain more on this what do u want to say??

regards
 
Old 05-19-2005, 11:27 AM   #10
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Hi Masand,

Read "info grub". There you will see that the "first hard drive" will always be "hd0". Generally you have installed the first hdd as master but it's not needed. The modern bios can boot from any hd. If you for any reason leaves just an slave drive and the bios calls grub from it, grub will name it as "hd0".
Of course, you will have other problems after boot because linux will try to mount /dev/hda, which is not installed.

Osvaldo.
 
Old 05-19-2005, 11:45 AM   #11
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so we may have hd0 even if it is primary slave

regards
 
Old 04-24-2007, 01:22 PM   #12
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Ntldr

Quote:
Originally Posted by fireedo
I just installed my ubuntu hoary 5.04 on my hdd that already had windows XP.....I have 2 partition on my hdd (120gb) 60gb for WIndows XP and 60GB for Ubuntu
but when I try to boot into my windows XP there is an error messages "NTLDR missing" press alt+ctrl+del to reboot.....

so how to make able to boot to my windows?

this is my grub menu.lst

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd1,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1


please help me I had some data on it.....need help please

ps: when I install ubuntu I installed MBR too


Dear, Boot from XP CD & repair with R options.
after the XP repair boot from from ubuntu CD & reinstall Grub...
 
Old 04-24-2007, 01:34 PM   #13
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You replied to a thread that is 2 years old...
 
  


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