dual boot - xp behaves strange
jeremy.a.thompson+ubuntu at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 18 20:00:47 UTC 2007
On 1/17/07, James Englert <englert.james at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 issue?
> 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.
I think if you first installed Ubuntu then windows it over writes some of
the disk space Grub needs. You might have to repair it.
Thanks a lot,
> > Ray
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