Gutsy/Windows Dual Boot

John Graddy jwgraddy at
Tue Oct 2 21:44:10 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-10-02 at 15:47 -0400, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 October 2007, John Graddy wrote:
> > The only way that I know to boot windows is to get into GRUB command
> > mode and enter the following:
> >
> > root (hd0,0)
> > makeactive
> > chainloader +1
> > boot
> >
> > When I do that, Windows boots OK.
> Well then, put those lines into your menu.lst with a title for Windows.
> And if that doesn't work, my guess would be that you are editing the wrong 
> menu.lst.
> You should also be aware that if you select an entry on the GRUB menu (one of 
> the boot options) and then type  'e', it will allow you to edit that entry 
> for that boot.   Once you type 'e', you will be shown all of the lines in 
> that entry and you can select one of those lines and again type 'e' to edit a 
> single line.
> Type 'b' to  boot once you have made your changes.  
I added those lines to /boot/grub/menu.lst.  I did not get a Windows
menu entry - ubuntu booted.  When I entered 'esc' to get the GRUB boot
options, Windows did not appear.

Do I need o do an 'uodate-grub' after editing menu.lst?

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