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    Can not boot WinXP

    Can't Boot WinXP
    I have WinXP on 160 GB HD @ /dev/sda1.
    I have Ubuntu 9.10 on a 250GB HD @ /dev/sdb1.
    I have Mint 7 on the 250 GB HD @ /dev/sdb4.
    After I installed Ubuntu 9.10 I can no longer boot to WinXP.
    I hope the following maybe be of some help in solving my problem!! It looks to me like the MBR
    has been changed but I don't have enough knowhow to really know what is going on?

    Hard drive data

    Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

    => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks for
    (UUID=8ad1dfcf-0842-4381-a10c-0fcd58398a56)/boot/grub.
    => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb

    sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Grub 2
    Boot sector info: Grub 2 is installed in the boot sector of sda1 and
    looks at sector 271303 of the same hard drive for
    core.img, core.img is at this location on /dev/sdb and
    looks for
    (UUID=da6c0604-0b41-49cd-b226-a309fd7a1d5f)/boot/grub.
    No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: Windows XP
    Boot files/dirs: /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

    sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: Extended Partition
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:

    sda5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows XP
    Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sda5 starts
    at sector 63.
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs:

    sda6: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows XP
    Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sda6 starts
    at sector 63.
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs:

    sda7: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows XP
    Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sda7 starts
    at sector 63.
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs:

    sdb1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext4
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: Ubuntu 9.10
    Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

    sdb2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: Extended Partition
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:

    sdb5: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: swap
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:

    sdb6: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext4
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs:

    sdb7: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext4
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs:

    sdb8: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext3
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs:

    sdb9: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext3
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs:

    sdb3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext4
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs:

    sdb4: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext3
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: Linux Mint 6 Felicia
    Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/menu.lst /etc/fstab

    =========================== Drive/Partition Info: =============================

    Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x761c12f3

    Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

    /dev/sda1 * 63 102,398,309 102,398,247 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 102,398,310 312,576,704 210,178,395 f W95 Ext d (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 102,398,373 225,279,494 122,881,122 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda6 225,279,558 266,245,244 40,965,687 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda7 266,245,308 312,576,704 46,331,397 7 HPFS/NTFS


    Drive: sdb ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

    Disk /dev/sdb: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x95dc719e

    Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

    /dev/sdb1 * 63 48,837,599 48,837,537 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb2 78,140,160 209,262,689 131,122,530 f W95 Ext d (LBA)
    /dev/sdb5 78,140,223 80,196,479 2,056,257 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdb6 80,196,543 131,411,699 51,215,157 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb7 131,411,763 151,894,574 20,482,812 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb8 151,894,638 192,860,324 40,965,687 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb9 192,860,388 209,262,689 16,402,302 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb3 209,262,690 209,278,754 16,065 83 Linux
    /dev/sdb4 48,837,600 78,140,159 29,302,560 83 Linux


    blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

    Device UUID TYPE LABEL

    /dev/sda1 1475ECE9C353C869 ntfs Win160
    /dev/sda5 5E500F31500F1007 ntfs Win 160 BU
    /dev/sda6 48A45674A456650A ntfs Data 160
    /dev/sda7 9694CA3794CA1A1F ntfs Data 160 BU
    /dev/sdb1 8ad1dfcf-0842-4381-a10c-0fcd58398a56 ext4 ubuntu
    /dev/sdb3 084b2522-2715-4e70-b73b-724a116110d5 ext4
    /dev/sdb4 fc0bf745-24e4-47bf-b80e-d6187774b849 ext3 mint
    /dev/sdb5 c07ed73d-c919-4a5d-9c04-b3148b49dda0 swap
    /dev/sdb6 14a14e16-2e77-4912-aff9-dc11ecf80f85 ext4 /homeu
    /dev/sdb7 ab489b4a-5f84-4a9d-9d1d-a062e29ce442 ext4 /miscu
    /dev/sdb8 4bfdf54d-ffe9-49ce-9d06-5ae1bbc7995f ext3 /homem
    /dev/sdb9 555e23cc-0208-4f11-a4cc-cfa8137b9f04 ext3 /miscm

    ============================ "mount | grep ^/dev output: ===========================

    Device Mount_Point Type Options

    /dev/sdb1 / ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
    /dev/sda1 /windows fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,b lksize=4096)


    ================================ sda1/boot.ini: ================================

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

    =========================== sdb1/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s /boot/grub/grubenv ]; then
    have_grubenv=true
    load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    if [ ${prev_saved_entry} ]; then
    saved_entry=${prev_saved_entry}
    save_env saved_entry
    prev_saved_entry=
    save_env prev_saved_entry
    fi
    insmod ext2
    set root=(hd1,1)
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8ad1dfcf-0842-4381-a10c-0fcd58398a56
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=640x480
    insmod gfxterm
    insmod vbe
    if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
    # For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm
    fi
    fi
    if [ ${recordfail} = 1 ]; then
    set timeout=-1
    else
    set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/white
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    menuentry "Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-20-generic" {
    recordfail=1
    if [ -n ${have_grubenv} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi
    set quiet=1
    insmod ext2
    set root=(hd1,1)
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8ad1dfcf-0842-4381-a10c-0fcd58398a56
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-20-generic root=UUID=8ad1dfcf-0842-4381-a10c-0fcd58398a56 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-20-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-20-generic (recovery mode)" {
    recordfail=1
    if [ -n ${have_grubenv} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi
    insmod ext2
    set root=(hd1,1)
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8ad1dfcf-0842-4381-a10c-0fcd58398a56
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-20-generic root=UUID=8ad1dfcf-0842-4381-a10c-0fcd58398a56 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-20-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14-generic" {
    recordfail=1
    if [ -n ${have_grubenv} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi
    set quiet=1
    insmod ext2
    set root=(hd1,1)
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8ad1dfcf-0842-4381-a10c-0fcd58398a56
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=8ad1dfcf-0842-4381-a10c-0fcd58398a56 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
    }
    menuentry "Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14-generic (recovery mode)" {
    recordfail=1
    if [ -n ${have_grubenv} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi
    insmod ext2
    set root=(hd1,1)
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 8ad1dfcf-0842-4381-a10c-0fcd58398a56
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=8ad1dfcf-0842-4381-a10c-0fcd58398a56 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Microsoft Windows XP Professional (on /dev/sda1)" {
    insmod ntfs
    set root=(hd0,1)
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 1475ece9c353c869
    drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    chainloader +1
    }
    menuentry "Linux Mint 6, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (on /dev/sdb4)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root=(hd1,4)
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set fc0bf745-24e4-47bf-b80e-d6187774b849
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sdb4 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
    }
    menuentry "Linux Mint 6, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdb4)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root=(hd1,4)
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set fc0bf745-24e4-47bf-b80e-d6187774b849
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sdb4 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
    }
    menuentry "Linux Mint 6, memtest86+ (on /dev/sdb4)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root=(hd1,4)
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set fc0bf745-24e4-47bf-b80e-d6187774b849
    linux /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

    =============================== sdb1/etc/fstab: ===============================

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
    # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
    # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    # / was on /dev/sdb1 during installation
    UUID=8ad1dfcf-0842-4381-a10c-0fcd58398a56 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # /windows was on /dev/sda1 during installation
    UUID=1475ECE9C353C869 /windows ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 0
    # swap was on /dev/sdb5 during installation
    UUID=c07ed73d-c919-4a5d-9c04-b3148b49dda0 none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

    =================== sdb1: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


    .7GB: boot/grub/core.img
    3.9GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
    .6GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
    .8GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-20-generic
    .6GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic
    .7GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-20-generic
    .8GB: initrd.img
    .8GB: initrd.img.old
    .7GB: vmlinuz
    .7GB: vmlinuz.old

    =========================== sdb4/boot/grub/menu.lst: ===========================

    # menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
    # grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
    # grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
    # and /usr/share/doc/grub-legacy-doc/.

    ## default num
    # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
    # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
    #
    # You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
    # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
    # WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not change this entry to 'saved' or your
    # array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
    default 0

    ## Graphical boot menu location
    gfxmenu=/boot/gfxmenu/default.message

    ## timeout sec
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    timeout 15

    # Pretty colours
    color cyan/blue white/blue

    ## password ['--md5'] passwd
    # If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
    # control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
    # command 'lock'
    # e.g. password topsecret
    # password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
    # password topsecret

    #
    # examples
    #
    # title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
    # root (hd0,0)
    # makeactive
    # chainloader +1
    #
    # title Linux
    # root (hd0,1)
    # kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
    #

    #
    # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

    ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    ## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
    ## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

    ## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

    ## ## Start Default Options ##
    ## default kernel options
    ## default kernel options for automagic boot options
    ## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
    ## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
    ## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
    ## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
    ## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
    # kopt=root=/dev/sdb4 ro

    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=(hd1,3)

    ## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. alternative=true
    ## alternative=false
    # alternative=true

    ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockalternative=true
    ## lockalternative=false
    # lockalternative=false

    ## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
    ## alternatives
    ## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
    # defoptions=quiet splash

    ## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockold=false
    ## lockold=true
    # lockold=false

    ## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenhopt=

    ## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenkopt=console=tty0

    ## altoption boot targets option
    ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
    ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
    ## altoptions=(single-user) single
    # altoptions=(recovery mode) single

    ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
    ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
    ## alternative kernel options
    ## e.g. howmany=all
    ## howmany=7
    # howmany=all

    ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
    ## e.g. memtest86=true
    ## memtest86=false
    # memtest86=true

    ## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
    ## can be true or false
    # updatedefaultentry=false

    ## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
    ## can be true or false
    # savedefault=false

    ## ## End Default Options ##

    title Linux Mint 6, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
    root (hd1,3)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sdb4 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
    quiet

    title Linux Mint 6, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd1,3)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sdb4 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

    title Linux Mint 6, kernel Last successful boot
    root (hd1,3)
    kernel /boot/last-good-boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb4 ro quiet splash last-good-boot
    quiet

    title Linux Mint 6, memtest86+
    root (hd1,3)
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

    # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
    # ones.
    title Other operating systems:
    root


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/sda1
    title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    root (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
    # linux installation on /dev/sdb1.
    title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (on /dev/sdb1)
    root (hd1,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=4772fcc0-4a9d-4634-a65f-d7ba9a3d88ac ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
    savedefault
    boot


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
    # linux installation on /dev/sdb1.
    title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdb1)
    root (hd1,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=4772fcc0-4a9d-4634-a65f-d7ba9a3d88ac ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
    savedefault
    boot


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
    # linux installation on /dev/sdb1.
    #title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (on /dev/sdb1)
    #root (hd1,0)
    #kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=4772fcc0-4a9d-4634-a65f-d7ba9a3d88ac ro quiet splash
    #initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic
    #savedefault
    #boot


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
    # linux installation on /dev/sdb1.
    #title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdb1)
    #root (hd1,0)
    #kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=4772fcc0-4a9d-4634-a65f-d7ba9a3d88ac ro single
    #initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic
    #savedefault
    #boot


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
    # linux installation on /dev/sdb1.
    title Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+ (on /dev/sdb1)
    root (hd1,0)
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    savedefault
    boot


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/sdb5
    #title Windows NT/2000/XP
    #root (hd1,4)
    #savedefault
    #makeactive
    #map (hd0) (hd1)
    #map (hd1) (hd0)
    #chainloader +1


    =============================== sdb4/etc/fstab: ===============================

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    # /dev/sdb4
    UUID=fc0bf745-24e4-47bf-b80e-d6187774b849 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # /dev/sdb8 -- Home Directories
    /dev/sdb8 /home ext3 none 0 2
    # /dev/sdb3
    UUID=e2c057b4-5682-4789-b564-d2369e769c9e none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

    =================== sdb4: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


    38.5GB: boot/grub/menu.lst
    38.5GB: boot/grub/stage2
    38.5GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
    38.5GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic
    38.5GB: initrd.img
    38.5GB: vmlinuz
    The above is what I got when I ran the “boot info script055.sh.
    The following is how my disks are partitioned. As of now I can only run Ubuntu & Mint. I am unable
    to boot to WinXP. I sure would like to be able to run WinXP.

    bill@bill-desktop:~$ sudo su
    [sudo] password for bill:
    root@bill-desktop:/home/bill# fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x761c12f3

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 6374 51199123+ 7 HPFS/NTFS this is WinXP
    /dev/sda2 6375 19457 105089197+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 6375 14023 61440561 7 HPFS/NTFS is Win BU
    /dev/sda6 14024 16573 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS is my Data
    /dev/sda7 16574 19457 23165698+ 7 HPFS/NTFS is BU of my Data

    Disk /dev/sdb: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x95dc719e

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 3040 24418768+ 83 Linux this is Ubuntu
    /dev/sdb2 4865 13026 65561265 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sdb3 13027 13027 8032+ 83 Linux un used
    /dev/sdb4 3041 4864 14651280 83 Linux this is Mint
    /dev/sdb5 4865 4992 1028128+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sdb6 4993 8180 25607578+ 83 Linux this is homeu where I would to put bill
    if knew how
    /dev/sdb7 8181 9455 10241406 83 Linux this is miscu
    /dev/sdb8 9456 12005 20482843+ 83 Linux this is homem where I would like to put bill
    /dev/sdb9 12006 13026 8201151 83 Linux this is miscm

  2. #2
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    Re: Can not boot WinXP

    Hallo.
    I am afraid I cant tell you definitely how to fix it, but I think this is what is wrong

    Code:
    Boot sector info:  Grub 2 is installed in the boot sector of sda1 and 
                           looks at sector 271303 ofthe same hard drive for 
                           core.img, core.img is at this location on /dev/sdb and 
                           looks for 
                           (UUID=da6c0604-0b41-49cd-b226-a309fd7a1d5f)/boot/grub.
    Code:
    Device           UUID                                   TYPE       LABEL                         
    
    /dev/sda1        1475ECE9C353C869                       ntfs       Win160                        
    /dev/sda5        5E500F31500F1007                       ntfs       Win 160 BU                    
    /dev/sda6        48A45674A456650A                       ntfs       Data 160                      
    /dev/sda7        9694CA3794CA1A1F                       ntfs       Data 160 BU                   
    /dev/sdb1        8ad1dfcf-0842-4381-a10c-0fcd58398a56   ext4       ubuntu                        
    /dev/sdb3        084b2522-2715-4e70-b73b-724a116110d5   ext4                                     
    /dev/sdb4        fc0bf745-24e4-47bf-b80e-d6187774b849   ext3       mint                          
    /dev/sdb5        c07ed73d-c919-4a5d-9c04-b3148b49dda0   swap                                     
    /dev/sdb6        14a14e16-2e77-4912-aff9-dc11ecf80f85   ext4       /homeu                        
    /dev/sdb7        ab489b4a-5f84-4a9d-9d1d-a062e29ce442   ext4       /miscu                        
    /dev/sdb8        4bfdf54d-ffe9-49ce-9d06-5ae1bbc7995f   ext3       /homem                        
    /dev/sdb9        555e23cc-0208-4f11-a4cc-cfa8137b9f04   ext3       /miscm
    Read the red, then the blue. Grub 2 is looking for core.img on sda, but it is on sdb.
    The UUID in green does not appear in the UUID table. It might be a relic of the mint install, perhaps.

    All I can suggest is to do
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    and see if that helps.
    Michael

  3. #3
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    Re: Can not boot WinXP

    I did the following but that did not help ie grub & grub2!

    bill@bill-desktop:~$ sudo update-grub
    [sudo] password for bill:
    Generating grub.cfg ...
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-20-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-20-generic
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
    Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
    ls: cannot access /media/Data: No such file or directory
    Found Microsoft Windows XP Professional on /dev/sda1
    Found Linux Mint 6 Felicia - Main Edition (6) on /dev/sdb4
    done
    bill@bill-desktop:~$

    bill@bill-desktop:~$ sudo update-grub2
    [sudo] password for bill:
    Generating grub.cfg ...
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-20-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-20-generic
    Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
    Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
    ls: cannot access /media/Data: No such file or directory
    Found Microsoft Windows XP Professional on /dev/sda1
    Found Linux Mint 6 Felicia - Main Edition (6) on /dev/sdb4
    done
    bill@bill-desktop:~$

  4. #4
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    Re: Can not boot WinXP

    That grub audiomick is pointing to is not the boot grub in the MBR but a grub installed to the partition - PBR. Sometimes we want grub in a partition for chainbooting but normally not.

    Did you do anything to install grub to sda1 and sda? This has to be the 4th in two days that I have seen this problem. Windows has essential boot files in the windows PBR.

    You need to run the fixboot command to write the windows command back to the boot sector on the partition (PBR).

    I am just copying the full set of commands but you only need to run fixboot. Do not run fixmbr unless you want to directly boot windows and then reinstall grub.

    To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
    1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

    Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
    2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
    3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
    4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
    5. At the command prompt, type this commands one at a time.

    FIXMBR C:
    FIXBOOT C:
    COPY [CDDRIVE]:\I386\NTLDR C:\
    COPY [CDDRIVE]:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\
    BOOTCFG /rebuild
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Can not boot WinXP

    I ran the following commands & I again have access to WinXP THANK YOU.

    FIXMBR C: No problem
    FIXBOOT C: No problem
    COPY [CDDRIVE]:\I386\NTLDR C:\ Command not recognized.
    COPY [CDDRIVE]:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\ Command not recognized.
    BOOTCFG /rebuild No problem
    The above two C:\ were not underlined when sent.
    After sending these commands I got the following.
    Add installation to boot list I sent a Y
    Enter Load Identifier I hit enter key
    Enter OS Load Options I hit enter key
    This got me the following “Error: Failed to add the selected boot entry to the list.”
    I do not understand what is going on but things seem to be working!!
    When you get your final set of commands would you send a copy to me @ billjuneau@yahoo.com.

  6. #6
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    Re: Can not boot WinXP

    You did not have to run all the commands unless the fixboot did not work by itself. No harm, but you should only be booting windows. If you want ubuntu back you will have to reinstall grub to sda and run sudo update-grub to get grub to find the windows and add it to its menu.

    The 2 commands that did not work were to copy files from the Windows CD if the existing files were not correct. Location may be different??

    Follow directions to reinstall grub2 from liveCD. Be sure to install to sda not anything else.
    How to restore the Ubuntu/XP/Vista/7 bootloader (Updated for Ubuntu 9.10)
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1014708
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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