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    Dual Boot - XP SP3 /Ubuntu 10.4 - No XP boot after install Ubuntu 10.04

    Hello Guys, I cannot boot XP in my laptop , someone can help me please:
    The history is:
    I recently install Ubuntu 10.04 in my Dell inspiron 6400(hard disk of 80GB) laptop , after that I install Ubuntu , XP does not appear in the Grub menu when I power on my laptop.

    I add an entry to the /boot/grub/grub.cfg ( I read that in http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/grubcon...-xp-dual-boot/ ) with the follow information :
    title Microsoft Windows XP
    root (hd0,5)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1
    The entry added appears in the grub menu but when I access this entry XP does not boot(appear an black screen with a cursor).
    I also read that running the command sudo update-grub, it might make bootable(that XP appears in the Grub menu and that it boot) xp but it did not work.

    NOTE: The path for the lost Windows XP is /dev/sda5 and is labeled like "nuevo_windows".

    I have downloaded the bash script in http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/ , the output of the script is in http://pastebin.com/VYzu9K8r or this can be found in this post:

    Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

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

    => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in
    partition #7 for /boot/grub.
    => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb

    sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: vfat
    Boot sector type: Dell Utility: Fat16
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs: /COMMAND.COM

    sda2: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows XP
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs: /boot.ini

    sda3: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: Extended Partition
    Boot sector type: Unknown
    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: Windows XP
    Boot files/dirs:

    sda6: __________________________________________________ _______________________

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

    sda7: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ext3
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    Boot files/dirs: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

    sda8: __________________________________________________ _______________________

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

    sda9: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: vfat
    Boot sector type: Windows XP: Fat32
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: Windows XP
    Boot files/dirs: /boot.ini /bootmgr /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM

    sda4: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: vfat
    Boot sector type: DEll Recovery: Fat32
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs: /COMMAND.COM

    sdb1: __________________________________________________ _______________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:
    Boot files/dirs:

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

    Drive: sda ___________________ __________________________________________________ ___

    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

    /dev/sda1 63 96,389 96,327 de Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2 * 96,390 47,198,969 47,102,580 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 47,199,031 149,998,904 102,799,874 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 47,199,033 68,163,794 20,964,762 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda6 68,163,860 130,110,434 61,946,575 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 130,110,498 141,902,144 11,791,647 83 Linux
    /dev/sda8 141,902,208 145,805,939 3,903,732 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda9 145,806,003 149,998,904 4,192,902 dd Dell Media Direct
    /dev/sda4 149,998,905 156,296,384 6,297,480 db CP/M / CTOS / ...


    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
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Partition Boot Start End Size Id System

    /dev/sdb1 63 488,397,167 488,397,105 7 HPFS/NTFS


    blkid -c /dev/null: __________________________________________________ __________

    Device UUID TYPE LABEL

    /dev/sda1 07D7-021B vfat DellUtility
    /dev/sda2 4CA0E2FAA0E2EA02 ntfs datos
    /dev/sda3: PTTYPE="dos"
    /dev/sda4 vfat DellRestore
    /dev/sda5 18DC0741DC071920 ntfs nuevo_windows
    /dev/sda6 a9bb6950-0667-4d37-b48d-0144ab499075 ext3
    /dev/sda7 99019f61-27f8-464c-8cbe-b2b54f752f2a ext3
    /dev/sda8 2b4e1438-2691-4a3b-a1dd-1c629134d8e1 swap
    /dev/sda9 07D7-021B vfat MEDIADIRECT
    /dev/sda: PTTYPE="dos"
    /dev/sdb1 5E6C87096C86DB63 ntfs bits_portables
    /dev/sdb: PTTYPE="dos"

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

    Device Mount_Point Type Options

    /dev/sda7 / ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
    /dev/sda6 /home ext3 (rw)


    ================================ sda2/boot.ini: ================================

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(8)\WINDOW S
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(8)\WINDOWS="xpk" xpk
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(8)\WINDOWS=""
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

    =========================== sda7/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 $prefix/grubenv ]; then
    load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    if [ ${prev_saved_entry} ]; then
    set saved_entry=${prev_saved_entry}
    save_env saved_entry
    set prev_saved_entry=
    save_env prev_saved_entry
    set boot_once=true
    fi

    function savedefault {
    if [ -z ${boot_once} ]; then
    saved_entry=${chosen}
    save_env saved_entry
    fi
    }

    function recordfail {
    set recordfail=1
    if [ -n ${have_grubenv} ]; then if [ -z ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 99019f61-27f8-464c-8cbe-b2b54f752f2a
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=640x480
    insmod gfxterm
    insmod vbe
    if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
    # For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm
    fi
    fi
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 99019f61-27f8-464c-8cbe-b2b54f752f2a
    set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
    set lang=en
    insmod gettext
    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/light-gray
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 99019f61-27f8-464c-8cbe-b2b54f752f2a
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=99019f61-27f8-464c-8cbe-b2b54f752f2a ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 99019f61-27f8-464c-8cbe-b2b54f752f2a
    echo 'Loading Linux 2.6.32-21-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=99019f61-27f8-464c-8cbe-b2b54f752f2a ro single
    echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 99019f61-27f8-464c-8cbe-b2b54f752f2a
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,7)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 99019f61-27f8-464c-8cbe-b2b54f752f2a
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Dell Utility Partition (on /dev/sda1)" {
    insmod fat
    set root='(hd0,1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 07d7-021b
    drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    chainloader +1
    }
    menuentry "Microsoft Windows XP Embedded (on /dev/sda9)" {
    insmod fat
    set root='(hd0,9)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 07d7-021b
    drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    chainloader +1
    }
    ### 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 ###

    =============================== sda7/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 nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    # / was on /dev/sda7 during installation
    UUID=99019f61-27f8-464c-8cbe-b2b54f752f2a / ext3 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # /home was on /dev/sda6 during installation
    UUID=a9bb6950-0667-4d37-b48d-0144ab499075 /home ext3 defaults 0 2
    # swap was on /dev/sda8 during installation
    UUID=2b4e1438-2691-4a3b-a1dd-1c629134d8e1 none swap sw 0 0
    none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=1002,devmode=666 0 0

    =================== sda7: Location of files loaded by Grub: ===================


    68.4GB: boot/grub/core.img
    68.4GB: boot/grub/grub.cfg
    68.3GB: boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic
    68.4GB: boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic
    68.3GB: initrd.img
    68.4GB: vmlinuz

    ================================ sda9/boot.ini: ================================

    [boot loader]
    timeout=0
    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 Embedded" /fastdetect /KERNEL=NTOSBOOT.EXE /maxmem=768
    =========================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc =======================

    Unknown BootLoader on sda3

    00000000 1c 28 09 cc 3d 7b e8 8b f0 b3 f6 00 a8 e5 26 14 |.(..={........&.|
    00000010 77 fe 9f ac 77 b0 f6 f1 21 08 d4 82 77 19 73 7c |w...w...!...w.s||
    00000020 5d 92 8a 4d 41 fb 54 42 b1 5f bb 33 17 32 47 4f |]..MA.TB._.3.2GO|
    00000030 93 e1 4c 1d de 88 4b 42 1e b4 9a d4 da 34 69 f6 |..L...KB.....4i.|
    00000040 d6 c2 d6 db 89 f9 8a ba 4a 15 4e 53 ba 1f 77 26 |........J.NS..w&|
    00000050 c4 32 61 6d d0 0f 9e e1 84 07 9d 41 9e 76 c2 9b |.2am.......A.v..|
    00000060 53 f8 42 eb fd c1 78 af d6 da 47 83 14 19 60 ef |S.B...x...G...`.|
    00000070 d4 8f 55 48 90 70 25 c0 40 be d9 96 dc 6c e3 60 |..UH.p%.@....l.`|
    00000080 37 c1 45 48 c2 a7 eb 7c b4 41 0b 1a 50 68 0a 7b |7.EH...|.A..Ph.{|
    00000090 09 ec f2 08 e9 1a aa 65 d3 3e 9a d5 37 34 03 47 |.......e.>..74.G|
    000000a0 84 81 c2 ed 70 aa eb f1 d7 a4 db 53 39 83 4f fe |....p......S9.O.|
    000000b0 85 cb 50 8d 2a 52 f9 9d a3 3f d5 b3 c3 d0 08 e2 |..P.*R...?......|
    000000c0 51 04 34 4b 2f 51 56 39 23 a5 10 40 0f f2 39 db |Q.4K/QV9#..@..9.|
    000000d0 a7 46 e9 74 22 46 9a 41 60 53 95 85 c0 ac fa 60 |.F.t"F.A`S.....`|
    000000e0 f1 d9 c0 2c d3 0b f0 78 ee 24 31 02 9b c9 16 f1 |...,...x.$1.....|
    000000f0 b6 5d 97 6a c5 46 2f 11 f6 57 1a f9 39 53 74 79 |.].j.F/..W..9Sty|
    00000100 b0 75 e6 ad e5 4d ed b2 9c 87 d2 2a 3f 0d ac 01 |.u...M.....*?...|
    00000110 cd 72 ea 77 fd c5 df 59 b1 ee 59 9c b5 42 23 ef |.r.w...Y..Y..B#.|
    00000120 50 cc 54 33 4d fc d1 25 31 f1 5c 13 82 1c 63 f4 |P.T3M..%1.\...c.|
    00000130 5b 16 cd 03 86 c9 21 8d 20 8e 9e e7 12 6a a0 ce |[.....!. ....j..|
    00000140 7e af 3c a6 ee 0f 6f 54 46 a5 96 1f 84 d6 7a 30 |~.<...oTF.....z0|
    00000150 03 79 8b 23 9e 33 1d 9d 54 95 ee 77 63 98 b3 8a |.y.#.3..T..wc...|
    00000160 22 b1 27 2e fd f2 36 6b 23 c6 47 94 3c 5e 95 68 |".'...6k#.G.<^.h|
    00000170 4d da 8e 59 4d 01 db 7b 32 f2 33 16 2d ac 33 ae |M..YM..{2.3.-.3.|
    00000180 a7 82 91 15 d6 29 e5 d6 47 f3 55 b0 dc 9f 6c cc |.....)..G.U...l.|
    00000190 3b f0 95 d6 d5 1b 8c a2 a0 56 e3 75 2f ca 61 2a |;........V.u/.a*|
    000001a0 ee 29 13 f9 53 2a e9 bd 1d bf 93 43 76 a7 d3 82 |.)..S*.....Cv...|
    000001b0 ae de cd 06 30 ed 42 9d 3b 02 c9 91 1b bb 00 fe |....0.B.;.......|
    000001c0 ff ff 07 fe ff ff 02 00 00 00 9a e5 3f 01 00 fe |............?...|
    000001d0 ff ff 05 fe ff ff 9c e5 3f 01 10 3b b1 03 00 00 |........?..;....|
    000001e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
    000001f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |..............U.|
    00000200

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by josel2820@gmail.com; August 31st, 2010 at 05:56 PM.

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    Re: Dual Boot - XP SP3 /Ubuntu 10.4 - No XP boot after install Ubuntu 10.04

    You might want to change the root to:
    Code:
    root (hd0,2)

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    Re: Dual Boot - XP SP3 /Ubuntu 10.4 - No XP boot after install Ubuntu 10.04

    I apologize for the lack of this important detail:
    NOTE: The path for the lost Windows XP is /dev/sda5 and is labeled like "nuevo_windows".

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    Re: Dual Boot - XP SP3 /Ubuntu 10.4 - No XP boot after install Ubuntu 10.04

    Windows only boots thru a primary partition. The only grub entry that will work is to sda2. You cannot directly boot windows in extended installs (some experts here did get XP to boot with much effort but windows does not support it).

    To get each MS to have its own boot loader make a second primary partition and set its boot flag on, then install the 2nd product in it. Multibooters, Pictures here worth 1000+ words
    http://www.multibooters.co.uk/multiboot.html
    A user who installed two windows & it worked to boot from grub directly
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1271600

    You need to have grub linking to sda2 and you need to have
    /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM in that partition. You can copy from your sda9 partition. You may also have to repair your sda2 partition to make sure it has windows in the boot sector correctly.

    XP CD fixboot
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4891476_rein...ootloader.html
    Can you boot into Ubuntu? If so you can mount your Windows drive and navigate to C:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder and copy
    ntdetect.com and ntldr to root of C:\.

    Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console for advanced users
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058/

    Some of the advanced info:
    How to fix XP when the boot files are missing & info on windows in logical partitions
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=813628
    missing boot files meieifra - post 10
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1241394
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5726832
    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: Dual Boot - XP SP3 /Ubuntu 10.4 - No XP boot after install Ubuntu 10.04

    Thanks for your help.
    I have reinstalled XP in the primary partition sda2.

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