repair win xp

hermanaa hermanaa at
Mon Jan 5 07:57:36 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-01-04 at 12:53 +0800, Koh Choon Lin wrote:
> > Yes as strange as it may be, ubuntu's grub takes over execpt if I use
> > another linux cd for example linux mint then it will start mint linmux
> > but a win xp cd is plainly ignored?
> Windows XP CD will not boot if it finds a MBR on the hard disk unless
> you press a key to boot from it. Maybe that's the problem?
> -- 
> Koh Choon Lin

Under very similar conditions:
 -default start (not touching the keyboard) was Ubuntu.
 -no access to my old XP OS.
.... I could boot XP by selecting (on Ubuntu CD,
 from the menu presented):
 -- Boot from first Harddisk.

Easy to try, if your Ubuntu (or XP-CD, I forgot) has
 a menu showing it.
Of course it requires that XP is on your first harddrive.
 Often it is.

Not all Ubuntu install-CDs have this menu.
 I forgot what version it was. 6.06LTS probably.
 (maybe you still have an old Ubuntu CD ?)

I used that option till my next Ubuntu install.
 (that install went by the book, convenient set-up)

Herman in PHL.
== as a Linux friend wrote:
I've discovered the key to success is to never give up.  You either
learn the right way, or you run out of ways to do it wrong.  A win/win

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