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#1 2005-09-25 16:25:35

tuxzilla22
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From: Annapolis, Maryland US
Registered: 2005-09-25
Posts: 11

(solved) Help! can't boot the XP partition

Hey guys, this forum has been a great help over the months, reading posts and stuff, preparing to someday install Arch (hands down the best distro)


Here's the nitty gritty:

I have a 40 gig hard drive, the first 10 gigs contain a fresh installation of XP using fat32, then there's 500mb for swap, and then 30 gigs for Arch. I'm not sure at all how to get into my Windows partition, I do still need it for a few things, and plus it's good to have the best of both worlds, even though this one is way better. Please help, thanks.

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#2 2005-09-25 16:34:26

ozar
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From: USA
Registered: 2005-02-18
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Re: (solved) Help! can't boot the XP partition

You'll need to add an entry for WinXP in your GRUB menu.lst file.  Look here for some examples on how to do it:

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Gru … e_examples


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#3 2005-09-25 17:11:26

tuxzilla22
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From: Annapolis, Maryland US
Registered: 2005-09-25
Posts: 11

Re: (solved) Help! can't boot the XP partition

Amazing! This worked perfectly, to anyone else with this issue, just double check to make sure that your /boot/grub/menu.lst matches that perfectly, (the windows portion) and you're all set. Thanks for the quick response!

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