Editing BOOT.ini File

Microsoft Windows xp home edition sp2b
November 5, 2009 at 22:32:52
Specs: Windows XP, P4 2.00ghz
Hello I am having trouble setting up a dual boot for my system.

I have two hard drives, both IDE. One is drive(0) and the other is drive(1)

I have XP installed on the 0 hard drive
and Ubuntu 9.10 on the 1 hard drive.

What do i have to edit in the BOOT.ini file to be able to select the Ubuntu hard drive??

heres a sample of my BOOT.ini file:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)/* WHAT DO I ADD HERE??" */


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November 6, 2009 at 00:50:15
Well it's not that easy...you need to hand NTLDR off to GRUB to handle the linux boot, need to follow all the steps here:

The boot.ini stuff is at the END - but won't work right until you've installed grub, saved the MBR, and then restored NTLDR...it looks like kind of a pain...

If you're not realy attached to NTLDR - then just use Grub, it can handle a linux/windows dual-boot no problem. Easiest way is to just install Ubuntu after installing Windows - it'll figure out the boot loader on it's own.

If you don't want to reinstall, you can boot up off the Ubuntu CD and use grub-install, see:

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