after installing xp then ubuntu 10.10 (on disk1) i cant see win 7 from disk2 at boot up menu

Asked by yav k on 2011-01-07

i have 2 hdd's, disk1 had XP & disk2 windows7 installed.
i installed Ubuntu 10,10 earlier but xp wasn't functioning properly (before Ubuntu) so i formated Disk1 & reinstalled XP & then Ubuntu 10.10 did not touch windows 7. all went ok and i am very happy with Ubuntu & also XP runing ok now.
The problem is when i start the pc i don't see windows 7 anymore. i fallowed few leads from internet that i had to fix the MBR which i did (with windows DVD) but i still cant see it at the boot up.
what would you suggest i should do ? do i need to fix the MBR for Ubuntu also ? I dont want to mess up things further so i need some advice what steps i must take next, to get the PC working with all the options of operating systems showing at the boot up menu. One other thing is; when Ubuntu updated itself I get 2 Ubuntu's showing ...22 & ....23 (ending). can i not have just the new version showing at the boot up menu ? i am new to Ubuntu so any help would be great. Thanking you in advance.

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marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #1

windoze does not allow you to install two operating systems.
why do you want both xp and 7?

Jeruvy (jeruvy) said : #2

To correct Marcus, you can have multiple Windows OS's in a multi-boot. Even alongside Gnu/Linux OS's such as Ubuntu.
Windows 7 and XP both use different boot mechanisms as well as Ubuntu. You will need to follow a decent 'howto' to get 7 and XP happy together, then you can try Ubuntu.

However trying to understand your question is very difficult. Perhaps try to explain your setup again.

mfauzirahman (mfauzirahman) said : #3

any update?

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