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Dual Boot problem - Grub doesn't see Vista in Mandriva!
I installed Mandriva a month ago and everything was going fine with it. Today I installed windows Vista in a seperate 20 GB partition (Need to work with Visual Studio). Perhaps Vista boot loader destroyed GRUB and everytime logged me into the windows (skipping Grub).
Reading through the forums I found a file (Grub installer CD image), burnt it to CD and installed Grub again on MBR. Since then I am able to login to Mandriva, but I don't see any option in Grub for windows Vista.
Don't know if its of any use but I have Mandriva Linux 2008, Windows Vista Home Premium on a Lifebook C1410.
Just thought output of "fdisk -l" might be helpful for someone to understand better, and answer specifically. So here is the output
Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x7f1a98fc
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1019 8185086 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 1020 6668 45375592+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda3 * 6669 9730 24588288 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda5 1020 1528 4088511 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 1529 6668 41287018+ 83 Linux
I will greatly apreciate any help or suggestions from you folks.
Hi and Welcome !
Open /boot/grub/menu.lst file with root privileges and add this code at the end of file
title Windows Vista rootnoverify (hd0,2) chainloader +1
who |grep -i blonde |
date; cd~; unzip; touch;
strip; finger; mount; gasp;
yes; uptime; umount;
Thank you so very much Casper! I added Vista entries to grub/menu.lst and now everything works fine
Glad to help you.
Do start a new thread if you have any other question.