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Old 06-06-2009, 09:18 AM   #1
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Cant see XP in Grub after installing Ubuntu

Hi all,
I just installed ubuntu 9.04 to my laptop. It had XP previously. Now when i start the computer, the Grub page comes but I cant login to XP from there.

I know XP is still there because I can see it from ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu on a seperate partition that i created while installing ubuntu.

How can I get XP on GRUB menu. Here are my partitions:

unallocated unallocated 7.84 MiB
/dev/sda1 extended 194.72 GiB
/dev/sda5 ntfs /media/disk 192.72 GiB
/dev/sda6 linux-swap 1.91 GiB
/dev/sda2 ext3 / 28.61 GiB
unallocated unallocated 65.75 GiB
/dev/sda3 ntfs HP_REC 9.00 GiB

sda5 has XP, sda6 has ubuntu swap, sda2 has ubuntu, sda3 is HP recovery partition, and unallocated is free.
Old 06-06-2009, 10:55 AM   #2
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Sorry for this question, Is it possible to boot XP if it is in a logical drive..? what about the /dev/sda1 and how it has become extended partition...curious to know, pls.

If it is bootable from /dev/sda5, then have you checked with ubuntu's /boot/grub/menu.lst ? It may show you the windows entry there something like this..

title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader +1

If this not there, pls try these entries there and reboot.

pls revert back.
Old 06-06-2009, 11:06 AM   #3
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Ubuntu should have detected XP and automatically put it in the Grub list. Do what sagaar said.


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