BOOT Problem

Discussion in 'Linux, BSD and Other OS's' started by Xarver, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Xarver

    Xarver Geek Trainee

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    Hello, this is urgent, so please respond quickly.
    I have a computer with Windows XP and WUBI Ubuntu,
    and my dad installed Windows 7 BETA, so the boot settings are screwed up.
    I think Wubi screwed up the boot settings for Windows XP
    so whenever I try to boot up on Windows XP
    the monitor is just a black screen when I chose Windows XP.

    So when I boot on Windows XP, I can pick either Windows XP or Ubuntu.
    How can I get the Boot settings back to normal??????

    Please answer, this is URGENT. :)

    Any help appreciated. :D
  2. RHochstenbach

    RHochstenbach Administrator

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    Welcome to HWF :)

    Are you able to boot into Ubuntu? If so, do the following:

    1. Browse with a text editor to the file /boot/grub/menu.lst. Copy and paste the contents of that file here (put between [ code ] [ / code ] tags).
    2. Open GParted (install with Synaptic Package Manager if required). Write down the partition information of the Windows XP partition here.

    [ot]Moved to 'Linux and Other OSes'[/ot]
  3. sabashuali

    sabashuali Ani Ma'amin

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    Fair point - need to understand what was the original boot loader - Windows or Ubuntu?
  4. donkey42

    donkey42 plank

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    you mean [noparse]
    yes - if you want to fix Ubuntu / XP bootloader & include 7 with Ubuntu or which OS do you want to use the bootloader of ?

    Edit: or boot Ubuntu & run
    to quickly fix the problem automatically

    Edit: this will actually scan your HDD for all OSs & recreate /boot/grub/menu.lst

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