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I have installed WinXP and Ubuntu on one drive. Both os boot fine on the computer that i installed them on, but when I move the hard disk to another ...
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    Grub XP problem


    I have installed WinXP and Ubuntu on one drive. Both os boot fine on the computer that i installed them on, but when I move the hard disk to another computer, XP wont boot but Ubuntu does. I made sure that hda thingy much up on both computers.

    When I try to boot XP i get a glimpse of a blue screen with some writing but it disapears before i can read it and then the computer restarts.

    The grub boot commands for Xp:

    root (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    chainloader +1

    The hard drive is 40g with the below partitions:

    1 Windows XP ntfs 2.5g
    2 Linux ext3 5g - grub is installed here too.
    3 Swap swap 768mb
    two more logical pars

    Any help would be really appreciated!

    Thanks heapz

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    what is the output in ubumtu to:
    Code:
    su
    [rootpass]
    fdsik -l
    ?

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    /dev/null
    /dev/null2

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    Enable Auto-Detect in bioas... allowed me to boot from the computer. Reinstalled windows, and put GRUB on MBR which is on the win par.

    Works like a charm

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    You can't move a MS XP system to another computer. MS has implemented a lockout feature if hardware changes.

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