Grub help needed

Joel Oliver joelol75 at
Fri Jan 16 14:13:42 UTC 2009

Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Thursday 18 December 2008, Ralph DeWitt wrote:
>> # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
>> # on /dev/sda1
>> title           Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
>> root            (hd0,0)
>> savedefault
>> makeactive
>> chainloader     +1
> Can you verify that Windows is on the first partition of the first HD?
Also Windows needs to be a basic partition (Whether primary or 
extended)... If you messed around in the Control Panel/Adminitrator 
tools/Disk Management and converted the Windows partition to "Dynamic 
Partition" this will cause problems as well.

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