Fixing Windows Boot (Was: Re: Newbie Install Question)

Rich Rudnick nickrud at
Fri Mar 18 16:50:59 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-03-18 at 10:12 -0600, Tab Gilbert wrote:

> I guess I will have to find a windows machine and look for another
> distribution with it included. Knoppix is way over my head.  More
> likely put windows (grub ate it) back on cause other folks using the
> machine want to do "normal" things with it.  If Ubuntu is the best
> distribution for "converts"  Sir Bill appears to be safe.  It sucks
> cause I like the philosophy of the Ubuntu folks.

I'm no grub guru (it took me a couple of hours to get debian, ubuntu and
win98 booting properly together since I had personally screwed it up),
but try adding 

# This entry automatically added for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/hda1
title           Windows 95/98/Me
root            (hd0,0)
chainloader     +1

to the end of /boot/grub/menu.lst.

This should allow you to boot windows.

(Obviously I'm not using winxp, but the stanza should be the same I
would think)

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