Re: Simple dual boot - grub issue
On Monday 21 June 2010 23:56:53 Jason Filippou wrote:
> Hello list,
> I have had a laptop wearing Linux solely over the last few years and
> today I decided I'd install a Windows partition on it, with aim to
> dual boot. After preparing an NTFS partition by using the gparted live
> CD, I installed Windows 7 on the newly created partition. Thus, so far
> I have the primary partitions /dev/sda1, an ext3 partition holding my
> Squeeze installation, and /dev/sda2, holding my Windows installation.
> There's also the /dev/sda3 "extended" partition and the /dev/sda5
> "swap" partition. Here's a gparted screenshot taken from within my
> debian installation to prove my claims:
> When the installation was finished, I would only boot into Windows 7.
> Somewhat accustomed to this loss of the Grub boot loader, I booted
> from my Squeeze installation CD, entered Rescue Mode and reinstalled
> GRUB in the MBR of my only hard drive (that corresponds to the
> /dev/sda1 partition). However, even though I reclaimed Grub, Grub
> would not detect my Windows partition on bootup, and give me the
> options of boot into debian. I tried reinstalling GRUB on other
> partitions, but Windows was (and still is) unbootable on startup.
> I had a look at my grub.cfg and didn't see a "menuentry" corresponding
> to the windows partition, even after running update-grub. What are the
> steps that I need to follow in order to dual boot my system? The only
> OS I have currently access to through Grub is Debian (with the option
> of two kernels, but that's not really relevant).
Try 'update-grub' as root