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Originally Posted by devils_casper yes. Ubuntu installer will install GRUB in MBR of the disk. we will plug-in Windows disk as secondary after installation. Casper, 'Tis a work in progress, ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    yes. Ubuntu installer will install GRUB in MBR of the disk. we will plug-in Windows disk as secondary after installation.
    Casper,
    'Tis a work in progress, as I type.
    Will GRUB find the windows partition when I plug the other drive back in, or will I need to edit a Grub file?

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    you have to edit Menu.lst and device.map files.
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
    add this code at the end of file
    Code:
    title Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    chainloader +1
    open device.map file
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /boot/grub/device.map
    add this line
    Code:
    (hd1) /dev/hdb
    save file and reboot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    you have to edit Menu.lst and device.map files.
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
    add this code at the end of file
    Code:
    title Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    chainloader +1
    open device.map file
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /boot/grub/device.map
    add this line
    Code:
    (hd1) /dev/hdb
    save file and reboot.
    Casper,

    I'm in some unkown territory with regard to read-only file permissions.
    gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst - this worked fine, but when I went to save, I got:
    You are trying to save the file on a read-only disk. Check that you typed the location correctly and try again.

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    thats weird. open terminal and execute this
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    sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    thats weird. open terminal and execute this
    Code:
    sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Casper,

    Thank you! I had contemplated using the VI editor as I'd used that on a Unix system long ago, but it is so klunky from what I remembered? nano works much better.

    Everything booted up fine, the only one minor thing that I would like to change now, and that is, to have the Grub menu come up automatically rather than have to press escape to have it show up. I'll figure that out with my friend Google. 8 -)

    I am deeply indebted to you for all of your time and patience.
    Thank you again!
    Norm

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    you are Welcome spruce_capital.

    Everything booted up fine, the only one minor thing that I would like to change now, and that is, to have the Grub menu come up automatically rather than have to press escape to have it show up. I'll figure that out with my friend Google. 8 -)
    look for line 'hiddenmenu' in menu.lst file and put # sign before that.
    Code:
    # hiddenmenu
    GRUB menu will appear itself on reboot.
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