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Old 04-23-2006, 08:42 AM   #1
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Lost XP in Grub

After installing Debian I had 2 xp lines on mbr. I tried to delete second entry and nothing happened. I tried to delete first entry and lost both. How do I get XP back?
Old 04-23-2006, 08:57 AM   #2
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My XP setting in /boot/grub/menu.lst is as follows:

title           Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
root            (hd0,1)
chainloader     +1
add that to the bottom, it ought to do it. Just remember to change the (hd0,1) to respond the correct partition where your XP is at.
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Lost XP in Grub

Thanks for your help. I can select Windows XP, but I get a screen that shows:
root (hd0,1)
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
chainloader +1

NTLDR is missing
Old 04-23-2006, 01:17 PM   #4
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Is your XP partition on hd0,1 (second partition of the first hard drive)? GRUB number drives/partitions for zero and you need to make sure you tell it the correct partition to boot off of, as b0uncer said. If you can't figure it out, post an "fdisk -l /dev/hda" for your hard drive ("fdisk -l /dev/sda" if your drive is SCSI or SATA).
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Thank you! Problem solved.


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