vista with xubuntu+dual boot

Donny George donny008 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 14:08:50 UTC 2008


On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 3:04 PM, Steve Flynn <anothermindbomb at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 1:46 PM, Donny George <donny008 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 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.
>
> I cannot say what the red "!" means (as I'm not around an Ubuntu
> machine or have access to gparted man pages) but I assume it's
> something along the lines of overlapping partitions or something
> similar which needs to be sorted out at some stage. Someone else will
> have to give you advice on this as I'd be working blind.
>
> > 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
>
> sda1 is your primary Vista partition? Could you clarify please.
>
> > sda2 ntfs 15 gb
>
> sda2 is a data partition perhaps? Cold you also clarify this.
>
> > 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
>
> All you should need to do is insert a stanza for your Vista partition
> - to do this we need to know which of the two ntfs partitions listed
> above (sda1, sda2) is your actual Vista partition. Clarify that and we
> should be able to give you a cut 'n' paste entry for your menu.lst
> file, you can then run an grub update and pot the output from the
> update to ensure it looks ok... and you're good to go.
>
> > thanks for ur help
>
> No worries - jsut tell us which partition is Vista and we'll knock up
> a Windows stanza for you.
>
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hello

the primary vista partition is sda1 ntfs 35 gb

cud u guide me ?


-- 
Donny George
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