View Full Version : [ubuntu] After last update, menu.lst reset and I can't get into windows xp

December 19th, 2008, 03:30 AM
Help! After my last update, grub's menu.lst got overridden and I can't boot into xp. I tried installing lilo and having it automagically do it instead, but apparently my /etc/fstab has some weird uuid numbers, for example # /dev/sda3
UUID=bf98cf31-3cee-49ae-92e4-c406ae72719d / reiserfs notail,relatime 0 1

I have no idea what to do!

December 19th, 2008, 03:38 AM
open terminal and type "sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst" at the bottom of the list mine has:

title XP
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

add that to your list and save.


make sure that hd0,0 is replaced with the drive and partition you have your windows install at!!!

December 19th, 2008, 10:48 AM
@ spikespeigel42

my /etc/fstab has some weird uuid numbers

sudo blkid

and you will see all your UUID numbers.One you will see runing above command are right,so replace one in fstab with one you get from blkid.