connot dual boot after intall of v7 from live CD

Asked by jiml on 2007-04-09

New user of Ubuntu Installed to 2nd hard disk from live CD but was not given any option to dual boot. WIN XP PRO on first HD is still there and can be read.

Ubuntu fully updated as of 1/2 hour ago.

Need to be able to boot to WIN for application until can get converted to Linux.

Other option would be to run MS Access from wine???

Is this possible?

TIA

Jiml

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Hi Jiml,

I assume WIndows is installd on your 1st hard disk (because Ubuntu is on the 2nd one).

You will have to add Windows manually to your boot menu list, please press alt+f2 and run:
gksudo gedit /boot/menu.lst

You will have to enter your password and text-editor will open.

search for ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

place this before that line:

title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1

Save the file and reboot and enjoy your windows install

Best jiml (jlundy2001) said : #2

Worked great.

Had to make one correction to path. Added /grub to path.

/boot/grub/menu.lst

Now need to read up on grub.

Thank you for the quick response.

jiml