[nSLUG] debian squeeze dual boot issues

Michael Gillie mikegpc at hemmysoft.com
Fri Jun 10 09:57:15 ADT 2011


All entries are in Grub, including Windows 7.

When I boot Windows 7, it breaks Grub every single time.

I then have to reinstall Grub via recovery mode, every time I have to reboot
and go to linux from Win 7.


Mike



On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 9:48 AM, Ben Armstrong
<synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca>wrote:

> On 06/09/2011 08:29 PM, Michael Gillie wrote:
> > I'm having a wee problem here. I am running a dual boot with Windows 7
> > and Debian Squeeze.
>
> 1. First, make sure that your /boot/grub/device.map is correct, e.g.
>
> /boot/grub/device.map might contain:
>
> (hd0) /dev/sda
>
> or possibly by UUID:
>
> (hd0)   /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD10EADS-00M2B0_WD-WCAV51636702
>
> 2. Then, make sure grub is correctly installed to your MBR, e.g.
> assuming /dev/sda is your boot drive, run (as root):
>
> grub-install /dev/sda
>
> 3. Verify you have the package 'os-prober' installed.
>
> 4. Make sure your grub.cfg has a valid entry for Windows 7. Run (as root):
>
> update-grub
>
> The resulting /boot/grub/grub.cfg should now have a valid entry for
> Windows 7, and when you reboot, you should be able to boot both into
> your Squeeze system and Windows 7.
>
> Ben
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