Problems with GRUB
I mainly use XP but like to pop into Ubuntu every now and again, I did so the other night, and a few updates were waiting for me. I didn't really change anything that would affect the booting, but when I shutdown the next morning, horror of horrors, I noticed that the only options in GRUB were the various Ubuntu options, and not any Windows boots (effectively making it impossible for me to boot to XP). I'm wondering if this has to do with a kernel update, but it's irrelevant, how on earth do I change GRUB to have an option to boot windows again?
when you updated your kernel it is quite probable that your distro automatically updated grub (not so nicely in fact) and deleted your windows entry. Just boot into ubuntu. Point your favorite text editor to: /boot/grub/grub.conf (or menu.lst) and add windows entry:
should look something like this:
obviously the (h0,0) part will be determined by where you windows installation is: Grub names things differently so (hd0,0) is actually hda1
here is a short list
I figured it would be something like that, I've messed with GRUB before because it auto loads into ubuntu after 10 seconds which is annoying if I want to turn on the computer and leave it to boot, because by default I boot into XP.
Just had no idea what to actually insert into the conf file, I checked after I had posted (stupid!) and as you can guess, it wasn't there - cheers.