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Thread: Grub won't load windows

  1. #1
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    Grub won't load windows

    I installed Ubuntu and now it won't load Windows XP, this is my sudo fdisk -l


    Disk /dev/sda: 20.0 GB, 20020396032 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2434 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x68c268c2

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 1165 9357831 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 1287 2433 9212805 7 HPFS/NTFS
    Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda3 1166 1286 971932+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 1166 1286 971901 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Disk /dev/sdb: 20.0 GB, 20020396032 bytes
    240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2586 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0009f29a

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 1 2585 19542568+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

  2. #2
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    Re: Grub won't load windows

    Okay, sounds like you will also need to restore GRUB. You can find some good instructions here: http://gwos.org/udsf/doku.php/core:grub:restore

  3. #3
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    Re: Grub won't load windows

    Did you defragment winblows 10 or 15 times before installing Ubuntu?
    :wq

  4. #4
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    Re: Grub won't load windows

    Only reason I need Windows is for Chief Architect.

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