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Thread: Dual Boot XP won't boot.

  1. #1
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    Unhappy Dual Boot XP won't boot.

    I have Ubuntu (studio) dual booted with Windows XP. I was always fine with Ubuntu with the GUI installer but then had to use a text based one for studio, and I'm a little less confident about that. Basically I was having some problems with loading the Windows Drive in Ubuntu (I am using 2 drives, not 2 partititons) and I managed to fix that and can access all my data from the Windows XP drive, however it won't boot. I am assuming it is a result of my /boot/grub/menu.lst file being incorrectly set up.

    Here is what /boot/grub/menu.lst looks like
    Code:
    # 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-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 use 'savedefault' or your
    # array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
    default		0
    
    ## timeout sec
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    timeout		3
    
    ## hiddenmenu
    # Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
    #hiddenmenu
    
    # 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=UUID=3cdfc306-892e-45e9-81aa-372cbf337e2c ro
    
    ## Setup crashdump menu entries
    ## e.g. crashdump=1
    # crashdump=0
    
    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=(hd1,0)
    
    ## 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=(recovery) 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		Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-19-rt
    root		(hd1,0)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-rt root=UUID=3cdfc306-892e-45e9-81aa-372cbf337e2c ro quiet splash
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-rt
    quiet
    
    title		Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-19-rt (recovery mode)
    root		(hd1,0)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-rt root=UUID=3cdfc306-892e-45e9-81aa-372cbf337e2c ro single
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-rt
    
    title		Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-rt
    root		(hd1,0)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-rt root=UUID=3cdfc306-892e-45e9-81aa-372cbf337e2c ro quiet splash
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-rt
    quiet
    
    title		Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-rt (recovery mode)
    root		(hd1,0)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-rt root=UUID=3cdfc306-892e-45e9-81aa-372cbf337e2c ro single
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-rt
    
    title		Ubuntu 8.04, memtest86+
    root		(hd1,0)
    kernel		/boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet
    
    title		Windows XP
    root		(hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    map		(hd1) (hd0)
    map		(hd0) (hd1)
    chainloader	+1
    
    
    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    and this is the results of
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xa407bf84
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1        9964    80035798+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x6e44e602
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   *           1        4660    37431418+  83  Linux
    /dev/sdb2            4661        4865     1646662+   5  Extended
    /dev/sdb5            4661        4865     1646631   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    incase that is of any help at all?

    Much Appreciated.
    Eddy Cat

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    Re: Dual Boot XP won't boot.

    Quote Originally Posted by edwford View Post
    ...
    title Windows XP
    root (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    map (hd0) (hd1)

    chainloader +1
    ...

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 9964 80035798+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    I don't have Windows loaded on this machine, but it appears that you don't have to "map" your Windows partition, since its already on the first hard drive and partition.

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