View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to chainload Vista bootloader through GRUB?

September 7th, 2009, 08:37 AM
I have 3 hdd's, one with Ubuntu 9.04, one with Windows Vista Ultimate, and the other as a storage drive. I would like to use GRUB as my bootloader, but I am having troubles chainloading Vista. My setup is:

HDD 1 (Ubuntu): /dev/sda
HDD 2 (Storage): /dev/sdb
HDD 3 (Vista): /dev/sdc

My menu.lst entry is:

title Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
rootnoverify (hd2,0)
chainloader +1

When I attempt to boot off the Vista entry, I get an error saying "BOOTMGR is missing." However, when I change my HDD boot order in BIOS and set the Vista HDD as first, I can successfully boot Vista. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

September 7th, 2009, 08:47 AM
This is what I have on my laptop, which has one physical disk drive, and Vista Home Premium installed:

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda2
title Windows Vista (loader, Home Premium)
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

The only difference I can see other than the version of Vista and the pointer to the correct partition is the line "savedefault"

September 7th, 2009, 09:13 AM

The error was with rootnoverify (hd2,0), should have been (hd1,0). Thanks for the reply lisati. Please close.