Bootloader Problem

David david at
Mon Sep 27 23:46:32 UTC 2004

On Mon, 27 Sep 2004, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 03:37:28PM -0700, Kevin Chan wrote:
> > > >>A nifty little problem caused by the installation of ubuntu is that
> > > >>GRUB>>can't boot Win2k  anymore.
> >
> > I had the same problem after installing Ubuntu. I had to stick in the
> > Windows XP install CD, go to Recovery mode and do "fixboot" and "fixmbr."
> > After that I had to re-install grub. I happen to have gentoo already
> > installed on one of my other drives, so I popped in the gentoo livecd and
> > installed grub from there. I edited the grub.conf (or menu.lst on Ubuntu's
> > /boot/grub directory) and everything's been working OK.
> installing grub in the first place broke things, but installing it
> the second time was OK?  Did you use a different version of grub the second
> time?

Is the problem caused by GRUB hiding the boot menu? If so, all you have to
do is hit the ESC key as GRUB loads. Windows magically appears.

In my view, this is a bug.

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