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    Partition structure is correct. Have you enabled both Harddisk in BIOS?

    Does map code throw any error? Post the contents of menu.lst file here.
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    the bios is set to:
    first boot: floppy
    second boot: cdrom
    third boot: hard disk 0
    fourth boot: other devices


    here is menu.lst
    Code:
    # menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
    #            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
    #            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
    #            and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.
    
    ## default num
    # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
    # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
    #
    # You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
    # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
    # WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
    # array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
    default        0
    
    ## timeout sec
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    timeout        3
    
    ## hiddenmenu
    # Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
    hiddenmenu
    
    # Pretty colours
    #color cyan/blue white/blue
    
    ## password ['--md5'] passwd
    # If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
    # control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
    # command 'lock'
    # e.g. password topsecret
    #      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
    # password topsecret
    
    #
    # examples
    #
    # title        Windows 95/98/NT/2000
    # root        (hd0,0)
    # makeactive
    # chainloader    +1
    #
    # title        Linux
    # root        (hd0,1)
    # kernel    /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
    #
    
    #
    # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST
    
    ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    ## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
    ## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below
    
    ## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs
    
    ## ## Start Default Options ##
    ## default kernel options
    ## default kernel options for automagic boot options
    ## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
    ## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
    ## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
    ##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
    ##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
    # kopt=root=UUID=801a88ba-792a-4192-9cd9-6284aa08fbdc ro
    
    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=801a88ba-792a-4192-9cd9-6284aa08fbdc
    
    ## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. alternative=true
    ##      alternative=false
    # alternative=true
    
    ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockalternative=true
    ##      lockalternative=false
    # lockalternative=false
    
    ## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
    ## alternatives
    ## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
    # defoptions=quiet splash
    
    ## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockold=false
    ##      lockold=true
    # lockold=false
    
    ## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenhopt=
    
    ## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
    # xenkopt=console=tty0
    
    ## altoption boot targets option
    ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
    ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
    ##      altoptions=(recovery) single
    # altoptions=(recovery mode) single
    
    ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
    ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
    ## alternative kernel options
    ## e.g. howmany=all
    ##      howmany=7
    # howmany=all
    
    ## specify if running in Xen domU or have grub detect automatically
    ## update-grub will ignore non-xen kernels when running in domU and vice versa
    ## e.g. indomU=detect
    ##      indomU=true
    ##      indomU=false
    # indomU=detect
    
    ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
    ## e.g. memtest86=true
    ##      memtest86=false
    # memtest86=true
    
    ## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
    ## can be true or false
    # updatedefaultentry=false
    
    ## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
    ## can be true or false
    # savedefault=false
    
    ## ## End Default Options ##
    
    title        Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
    uuid        801a88ba-792a-4192-9cd9-6284aa08fbdc
    kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=801a88ba-792a-4192-9cd9-6284aa08fbdc ro quiet splash 
    initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
    quiet
    
    title        Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
    uuid        801a88ba-792a-4192-9cd9-6284aa08fbdc
    kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=801a88ba-792a-4192-9cd9-6284aa08fbdc ro  single
    initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
    
    title        Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
    uuid        801a88ba-792a-4192-9cd9-6284aa08fbdc
    kernel        /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet
    
    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    
    title Windows
    root (hd1,0)
    chainloader +1
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    add
    makeactive

    title Windows Xp
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1
    or try

    title Windows
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    root (hd1,0)
    chainloader +1
    instead of

    title Windows
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    chainload +1
    Never make any misteaks.

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    There is no need to use makeactive and swapping map code won't make any difference.

    Linux is case and space sensitive. Did you copy exact code?
    Code:
    title Windows
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    chainloader +1
    Just copy and paste above code in menu.lst file.
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    it works now. but to make the menu apear without pressing ESC would i just change:
    Code:
    hiddenmenu
    to:
    Code:
    #hiddenmenu
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    Yes that should do it

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    Thanx guys, its all set up.
    im gonna make this into a guide on my blog and add your guys' usernames as references if thats ok.
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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by thesimplecreator View Post
    Thanx guys, its all set up.
    im gonna make this into a guide on my blog and add your guys' usernames as references if thats ok.
    Nice, for the start. but you need to improve theat guide bit more,
    and change Xubuntu to Linux, because its applicaable to all distros using Grub..

    And do something about the layout dude, get a fluid width theme or tamplete..
    I hate to see fixed width blogs on my wide screen monitor.

    Good luck for the blog.
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    hi i need some help here.
    i have the same problem but backwards, i have windows XP running on my PC and i want to install ubuntu on a different hard drive.
    how do i do it without doing damage to the windows drive?

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    Hi and Welcome jountr !

    Method is same. Unplug Windows OS harddisk, plug-in other disk and install Ubuntu. Plug-in Windows OS disk as Secondary ( Slave ) and add code in menu.lst file as suggested in other post.
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