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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, 29 Jul 2010 22:03:58 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #47, bug #29977 (project grub):

Well after following the instructions provided so far, and a combination of
some ubuntu update, I was no longer able to boot into Ubuntu or Windows XP.
I finally have up and re-installed everything after spending 3 days of
copying files and updating backups.
Thanksfully the Ubuntu Live CD saved me a lot more pain, and now all is
I did get a Grub Error 17 after installing Ubuntu, but I realized this was
caused by the sequence of hard drives the BIOS was set too.
Swapping the order made sure that the first drive with the grub boot loader
was started correctly.

It seems while I was sorting out my computer there has been some lively
debate going on here, but as far as being able to work out what caused the
original problem I am still no closer.

My original install had Windows XP on hda and Ubuntu on hdb, which seems to
be the primary reason the dual boot failed, so I re-installed Windows XP onto
hdb, Ubuntu onto hda and made sure that the primary drive was first in the
boot list for the BIOS, then all worked from here on.

My only suggestion for getting to the bottom of this problem is to try a
combination of two SATA drives, one with Windows XP and one with Ubuntu 64-bit
10.04, (although the original problem was caused by the update from Ubuntu
9.10 to 10.04), and try various combinations around this configuration.

Finally, I would like to thank everyone who gave up there time to try and


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