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[bug #29977] grub2 will not boot Windows XP

From: Colin Girling
Subject: [bug #29977] grub2 will not boot Windows XP
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 21:49:50 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #19, bug #29977 (project grub):

I can confirm that I am having exactly the same problem as zenith_88.
If I attempt to boot my Windows XP partition, then it will just go to a black
screen with a blinking cursor top left and will remain there indefinitely.
I am not an experienced Linux user, and this problem happened when my Ubuntu
version upgraded from 9.1 to 10.04.
Ever since this upgrade from Grub to Grub2 my Windows partition does not
Using the Disk Utility program, I can see that my Linux install is on
/dev/sdb and my Windows partition is on /dev/sda.
If there is any more information required, then please give clear
instructions so that I am able to provide the details, currently I know how to
run a terminal and use sudo to run certain commands, but my knowledge of linux
does not go much further than this.


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