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Old 07-07-2006, 03:30 PM   #1
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Exclamation grub boots system recovery

hello. i installed linux (ubuntu-dapper drake 6.06)and after my installation i restarted my computer and tried to boot windows. however instead of windows it booted my gateway system recovery system. i know nothing is wrong with windows because a few weeks ago i installed acronis disk director suite which came with an os selector (i removed that part of the program)one of the systems it detected was the recovery os on the d partition. i need to boot windows xp for my work and need it urgently and i know it can be done
Old 07-07-2006, 04:38 PM   #2
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The problem is its probably trying to boot the wrong partition. Take a look in ubuntu at your drivers (you can use qtparted for example). See where the actual windows install is. Then you need to edit the file that generates the grub menu list, I believe its in /boot/grub/menu.list and in your windows section change the root of the drive to make. Just rememeber although linux will see a partition as hda1, it would be zero in grub because grub starts with partition number 0 and the os starts it with number 1.
Old 07-08-2006, 11:32 AM   #3
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i was able to fix the problem by editing the file. i actually figured it out before i returned to the forum but thank you veery much for your help


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