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[bug #29977] grub2 will not boot Windows XP

From: Felix Miata
Subject: [bug #29977] grub2 will not boot Windows XP
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 20:39:53 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #1, bug #29977 (project grub):

I've configured multiboot with Linux and XP on several machines using i845
chipsets. The one I still have (Dell motherboard manufactured by Foxconn) has
14 Linux distros in addition to XP and DOS on a single PATA. Grub legacy is
installed on one /boot and all / partitions. MBR contains generic code.
'chainloader (hd0,2)+1' boots the NTLDR menu to start either of DOS or XP just
fine. If you can't boot XP from Grub legacy, you're doing something wrong, not


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