Help w/ GRUB, menu.lst, dual boot to XP problems
Hi. I'm brand new to all this -- I just completed my first successful linux installation on Friday.
I'm certain that my problem is a common one, but I can't seem to find the answer when I search these forums or Google Linux. If you can point me to the appropriate post or site, I'd greatly appreciate it.
- I can no longer boot to Windows XP after having successfully installed Ubuntu.
- GRUB gives me two windows options, but when I select either one the screen simply goes black. No output. No disk activity. Nothing. The computer just hangs, doing nothing.
- I have a Sony VAIO desktop w/ two internal 250 GB drives, with Windows XP (Meida Center Edition)
- Before I installed Ubuntu, I physically swapped the two drives so that I could keep the "C:" drive intact.
- My primary drive (i.e. what used to be my "D:" drive before the swap) contains the linux partition(s) on the first 110 GB, and the remaining 128 GB is still an NTFS formatted partition.
- My secondary/slave drive (i.e. what used to be my "C:" drive before the swap) contains Windows.
- Click here to see what my partitions looked like prior to me swapping the hard drives and installing Ubuntu.
What I've done so far:
- searched online for solutions to this problem
- read through the GRUB manual
- ensured that my menu.lst file was using "map" to virtually swap the drives.
- checked my menu.lst file against several other examples online and played around with several of the variables.
- You can see a copy of my current menu.lst file by clicking here.
I'm not sure what to try next. From what I've been reading, everything should be working just fine. Unfortunately, it isn't. :confused:
If you could help (or point me in the direction of help) I'd greatly appreciate it!
Thanks for your time!