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  1. #1
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    Boot Menu

    I'm wondering how I could get a boot menu for XP and Jaunty w/o over-writing the Master Boot on my XP?

    I have two HDD in separate bays in my T30. I've been doing a little reading and seems I may need to make changes to Grub??? Here's a little light on my current HDD setups:

    fdisk -l

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10337 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xa266a266
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1       10107    76408888+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2           10108       10337     1738800   1c  Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000dae8d
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   *        2315        4864    20482875    b  W95 FAT32
    /dev/sdb2               1        2314    18587173+   5  Extended
    /dev/sdb5               1        2212    17767827   83  Linux
    /dev/sdb6            2213        2314      819283+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
    
    Partition table entries are not in disk order
    Menu.lst

    Code:
    title		Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-13-generic 
    uuid		b3be3f5f-6bca-4e6e-b7ef-dd8fd0613e99 
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-13-generic root=UUID=b3be3f5f-6bca-4e6e-b7ef-dd8fd0613e99 ro quiet splash 
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-13-generic 
    quiet 
    
    title		Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-13-generic (recovery mode) 
    uuid		b3be3f5f-6bca-4e6e-b7ef-dd8fd0613e99 
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-13-generic root=UUID=b3be3f5f-6bca-4e6e-b7ef-dd8fd0613e99 ro  single 
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-13-generic 
    
    title		Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic 
    uuid		b3be3f5f-6bca-4e6e-b7ef-dd8fd0613e99 
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=b3be3f5f-6bca-4e6e-b7ef-dd8fd0613e99 ro quiet splash 
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic 
    quiet 
    
    title		Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode) 
    uuid		b3be3f5f-6bca-4e6e-b7ef-dd8fd0613e99 
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=b3be3f5f-6bca-4e6e-b7ef-dd8fd0613e99 ro  single 
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic 
    
    title		Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+ 
    uuid		b3be3f5f-6bca-4e6e-b7ef-dd8fd0613e99 
    kernel		/boot/memtest86+.bin 
    quiet 
    
    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    I REALLY don't want Grub to overwrite my MBR in XP. I have a recovery partition I want to keep! I've already NOOBINGLY overwrote the MBR before. I didn't have the recovery disks so I had to order the RnR disks. Getting my settings back to how I want it after a wipe and reinstall is no fun!!!



    Currently I've just been using my F1 BIOS setup to boot into whichever OS I want to use. It would just be more convenient for me to turn my laptop on and have a menu to choose OS from. I'm pretty much still NOOBY so if anyone has any suggestions please submit! Thanks
    Lenovo ThinkPad X200Tablet
    Lenovo ThinkPad T500
    W7/Ubuntu 13.04

  2. #2
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    Re: Boot Menu

    After ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

    Add the following

    title Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    I believe this should work with your current set up, if not try (hd1,0)

  3. #3
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    Re: Boot Menu

    or you could boot the ubuntu live cd and run grub again and it should look for all OS and create a new boot menu.https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...tallingWindows

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