vista with xubuntu+dual boot

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Tue Nov 25 14:03:59 GMT 2008


Donny George wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 2:38 PM, Steve Flynn <anothermindbomb at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>   
>> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 1:16 PM, Donny George <donny008 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> Its been some time since i have been using Ubuntu. But today when i tried
>>> for a dual booting system with Vista which was installed first and then
>>> Xubuntu. After installing xubuntu i cant see vista anymore though the
>>>       
>> Grub
>>     
>>> at startup shows just the Ubuntu options. (the ntfs partitions were
>>>       
>> detected
>>     
>>> during the scanning of the disks)
>>>
>>> Could someone tell me what went wrong, is there a way to put grub so that
>>>       
>> i
>>     
>>> regain my vista
>>>       
>> When you installed Ubuntu, it should have identified the other
>> partitions on your machine and added entries for those partitions in
>> to your grub menu. If it didn't then that would indicate that at the
>> time of installation it could not read those other partitions. Are
>> those other partition in a RAID configuration per chance?
>>
>> Your first step should be to post your grub menu.lst file so we can
>> see what you have and have not got in there. At the same time, I would
>> fire up a partition editor (gparted for example) and take note of what
>> disks and partitions you actaully have on this machine. When you're
>> posting the grub menu.lst file, tell us what gparted tells you - what
>> partitions it found, on what drives and what format/state they are in.
>>
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>
> hello steve
>
> during the installation of the xubuntu the partioner had detected my ntfs
> files. and even the gparted does detect my ntfs partitions though its shows
> an red exclamation mark on the primary vista partition.
>
> the grub/menu.lst has only options for ubuntu and ubuntu recovery mode and
> ubunu memtest86
>
> the partition is as follows
>
> sda1 ntfs 35 gb
> sda2 ntfs 15 gb
> sda5 swap 1 gb
> sda6 exts 18 gb
>
> i happened to come across a post which modifies the grub/menu.lst to get the
> grub with vista option
>
> if so in this case how could in wat way cud i edit
>
> thanks for ur help
>
> don
>
>   
    As a root login look at your /boot/grub/menu.lst file with gedit. 
You get a root gedit by calling it from a terminal with sudo gedit.

    Above the active items are a bunch of examples. Use the example for 
windows and just copy it from above and put it below your Ubuntu list. 
Make sure all the # are removed and the title is changed to one you 
like, and then save the file.

    Reboot and you will see windows on grub and it will work


Karl


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