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Hi experts, I installed Ubuntu 8.04 64bit on my hp notebook.First time it used to show me the both OS and I could select one.Then I installed KDE.But I wanted ...
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    boot page doesn't show another OS


    Hi experts,
    I installed Ubuntu 8.04 64bit on my hp notebook.First time it used to show me the both OS and I could select one.Then I installed KDE.But I wanted to go back to GDM so I delete linux partition and installed Ubuntu again but this time it does not allow me to choice the OS.I have Win Vista on my hard drive too.sda1 has the windows.Here are some config:
    Code:
    mlhazan@dEBx:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    [sudo] password for mlhazan: 
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x93995140
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1        6509    52275200    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2   *        6509       19563   104857600    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3           19563       23230    29458432    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda4           23231       24321     8763457+  83  Linux
    mlhazan@dEBx:~$ sudo grub
    Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.
    
           [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.   For
             the   first   word,  TAB  lists  possible  command
             completions.  Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
             completions of a device/filename. ]
    grub> find /boot/grub/menu.lst
    find /boot/grub/menu.lst
     (hd0,3)
    grub>
    My menu.list is:
    Code:
    ## ## End Default Options ##
    
    title		Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic
    root		(hd0,3)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=0ffcfa1b-1e3c-4243-b16b-67845df7d9fb ro quiet splash
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic
    quiet
    
    title		Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (recovery mode)
    root		(hd0,3)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=0ffcfa1b-1e3c-4243-b16b-67845df7d9fb ro single
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic
    
    title		Ubuntu 8.04.1, memtest86+
    root		(hd0,3)
    kernel		/boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet
    
    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    can anybody help me to get that back?

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    Add the entry below to your menu.lst file
    Code:
    title Windows
          rootnoverify (hd0,1)
          chainloader +1
          makeactive

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    it didn't work.It shows the windows on boot but if I select that it says unrecognized string.

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    Did you type exact code?
    Try replacing rootnoverify (hd0,1) with (hd0,0).
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    yeah i did it but same issue

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    Try this

    Code:
    title Windows
    root (hd0,1)
    chainloader +1

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    Boot up from SuperGRUB CD and select Fix Windows Boot Loader option. Does Windows OS boot up?
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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