23 September 2009

Ubuntu Grub - MS Windows 7 reboot loop

Vista and Win 7 should use rootnoverify and no makeactive lines. like:

title Windows 7 Ultimate, chainloader (on /dev/sda1)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

If you installed Win7 to an empty drive it creates a separate 100mb boot partition. If the drive is not empty it includes the boot in its partition.

On Windows XP either rootnoverify without the makeactive or root (hd0,0) with the makeactive is correct.
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