vista with xubuntu+dual boot
k5di at zianet.com
Tue Nov 25 14:03:59 UTC 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
>>> at startup shows just the Ubuntu options. (the ntfs partitions were
>>> during the scanning of the disks)
>>> Could someone tell me what went wrong, is there a way to put grub so that
>>> 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.
>> When one person suffers from a delusion it is insanity. When many
>> people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.
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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
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 F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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