dual boot - xp behaves strange

James Englert englert.james at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 04:10:47 UTC 2007

Ubuntu is likely installed using the file system format ext2 or ext3. Either
way, I don't believe that Windows can recognize those disk formats out of
the box. Could that be the problem or are you already savvy to that type of

On 1/16/07, Rares Vernica <rvernica at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I set up a dual boot environment with Ubuntu and XP. Grub is installed
> on Ubuntu partition and the intention is to have the Ubuntu partition
> bootable. The XP partition just needs to be visible.
> It seems to work. I can boot in Ubuntu just fine. The problem is when I
> boot in XP, it changes the partitions. XP seems to hide the Ubuntu
> partition and make the XP partition bootable.
> I wonder why this happens. I had this setting before and it worked just
> fine.
> One more think, I first installed Ubuntu and then Windows.
> Thanks a lot,
> Ray
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