Dual boot: cannot access windows
jlstorme at gmail.com
Sat Nov 11 09:00:29 UTC 2006
On Saturday 11 November 2006 03:22, Eduard Bonet wrote:
> > 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
> > --
> It works! Pretty easy! Thanks, Jody.
> Now just for curiosity: what is the exact function of chainloader? Is it
> the same as chain-loading? I have checked the grub tutorial but it is not
> clear to me, specially because in the ubuntu forum someone said that
> chainloader can be used to synchronise the grubs between two ubuntu distros
> installed in different partitions.
As far as I understand it, chainloader simply hands control over to the
Windows XP boot loader (ntldr) that's installed in that partition.
Glad it works!
Green Tree Systems cc
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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