Dual boot: cannot access windows

Jody Storme jlstorme at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 21:29:46 GMT 2006


On Friday 10 November 2006 23:16, Eduard Bonet wrote:
> 2006/11/10, Jonathan Jesse <jjesse at iserv.net>:
> > When you install Windows it overwrites the master boot record (mbr) so
> > that is correct Windows needs to be isntaleld first.  but i thought I saw
> > something on the wiki for recusing a system like that
> >
> > > Windows needs to be installed first.  I think it needs to be near the
> > > boot sector or something like that.
> > >
> > > Eduard Bonet wrote:
> > >> Hello,
> > >>
> > >> I have been running edgy (hdc3) and one hour ago i have installed
> > >> windows (hdc1). Well, just after installing windows i could not start
> > >> (nor even have the option) edgy, so i decided to use the alternate cd
> > >> to reinstall the grub. Now the grub only allows to run edgy; where is
> > >> windows?
> > >>
> > >> Help is truly needed because i need to use spss, a windows programe.
> > >>
> > >> Eduard
> > >
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>
> Thanks for the answers!
> Yes, but I also saw something around saying it is possible to install
> windows after kubuntu, but i misunderstood it thinking that it was only a
> matter of recovering grub. Well, i will wait just in case someone in this
> list can help me, because otherwise i will have to reinstall windows and
> edgy.

Hi Eduard,

The easiest way to fix this is to edit the GRUB file manually. Use the 
command 'sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst' and type the following at the end of 
the file:

	title 	Microsoft Windows
	rootnoverify(hd0,0) 
	chainloader +1
	boot

Press CTRL+X to save and exit, reboot your PC, and Windows will be in the GRUB 
boot menu. :)

I'm assuming that /dev/hdc is your first (or only) hard drive - if it's not 
you'll need to substitue rootnoverify(hd1,0) (if it's your second drive) or 
rootnoverify(hd2,0) (if it's your third drive).

Hope that helps!

Regards,
Jody
	
-- 
Jody Storme
Software Developer
Green Tree Systems cc
Stellenbosch, South Africa
http://www.thegreentree.za.net
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