Two days back I installed ubuntu with windows XP in Toshiba
SatelliteA80-154, notebook. After installing ubuntu, the problem
When windows XP is chosen to boot up in the grub loader, there is a
kind of splash (some messages are shown for a fraction of sec.) and the
screen is blank!--probably it gets hung!-- It looks like the windows
is busy in booting up, but it does not enter into windows. I do not
understand where the problem is. But I think it may be a problem of
grub loader syntax or something.
Here I am giving the details of partition list and /boot/grub/menu.lst
title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.12-9-386 (recovery mode)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-9-386 root=/dev/sda4 ro single
title Ubuntu, memtest86+
### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
title Other operating systems:
# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda2
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
On Thursday 15 December 2005 14:24, 'Forum Post, '@wailuku.xlogicgroup.com
> Try booting windows in safe mode, and give it some time, it might just
> be slow.
Windows wants to be on the first partition of the first drive or it won't
So you have to fool it into thinking it is.
You need to do this in the Windows section of your grub conf:
map (hd0) (hd1) # Tell the first hard drive to pretend to be the second
map (hd1) (hd0) # Tell the second hard drive to pretend to be the first
root (hd1,0) # Tell GRUB Windows is on /dev/hdb1(No pretending here)
rootnoverify (hd1,0) # GRUB won't attempt to mount the Windows drive
makeactive # Sets the partition to active
chainloader +1 # Tells GRUB to load the Windows bootloader when done
The parts after the # are comments and don't need to be in your grub conf.
They just help to explain to you what's going on.