dual boot - xp behaves strange

Rares Vernica rvernica at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 03:17:30 UTC 2007


Hi,

Attached is the grub config file.

I think grub is installed on the ubuntu partition not on MBR and I think 
windows hides the partition so that the Windows partition gets to be the 
only one bootable.

Thanks a lot,
Ray

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Clive Menzies wrote:
> 
>> On (20/01/07 12:04), Rares Vernica wrote:
>>> I ran "find /boot/grub/stage1" in grub console and the result was
>>> (hd0,0). I think this means that grub is installed on the first
>>> partition. The first partition is the Ubuntu partition.
>>>
>>> Now, if I install grub on MBR, will I end up having 2 grubs?
>>>
>>> Btw, just to clarify, I can boot both operating systems (Windows and
>>> Ubuntu). The problem is that when I boot Windows, it disables to boot
>>> flag from the Ubuntu partition. So, in order to be able to boot Ubuntu
>>> again, I use "diskpart" in Windows and set back the boot flag on the
>>> Ubuntu partition.
> 
> I still don't understand what you're doing, but you NEVER need a boot flag
> on the ubuntu partition.  Please show us your grub configuration.
> 
>>> I would prefer a solution where I don't have to install any of the
>>> systems.
>> This is probably something you don't want to hear but it is always
>> advisable to install Windows on the first partition.  It doesn't seem to
>> like being relegated to subsequent partitions.
>>
>> There are probably work arounds but I'm not familiar with them :(
> 
> There's a way (iirc) to set up the Grub boot options for the Windows entry
> to hide the first partition, so that Windows really thinks it's on the
> first partition.  Then the other menu entries would all need to unhide the
> first partition.
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