Grub deleting windows xp and 7 boot files

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adw
adw
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Iscritto: 01/15/2015

So how do I install bootmanager Grub without losing windows xp and 7?

adw
adw
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Iscritto: 01/15/2015

It is such a weird thing. Install Trisquel or any other Linux = losing xp and 7 by grub.

So whatever can this be?

adw
adw
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Iscritto: 01/15/2015

a no. I don't think many people will ever be able to like Linux if this is how it works.

,,BAD''

Please fill me in

onpon4
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Iscritto: 05/30/2012

That's a very non-specific question. You ought to provide details if you want a good answer. Like what exactly your installation process was, and what happens when you try to boot Windows now. Please as well don't generalize your problem; it's unusual. Normally, the only particular effect of installing GNU/Linux alongside Windows is that Windows has to do a disk check to make sure there aren't any problems (because the partition size changed). If you're unlucky, you might need to enter a recovery environment, but that's been included in a separate partition alongside Windows ever since Windows Vista. (I guess something like it might have been on a CD for Windows XP, but I'm not entirely sure.)

adw
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Iscritto: 01/15/2015

- I install from a portable usb-version or any other likewise method that runs the default graphical install environment.

- normally I do try to specify the size of the swap partition or system partition. In an intuitive way.

I think what I need to know is what normally happens in this case.
Do you know?

First I have xp and 7 installed. It shows a boot screen apparently installed by w7. I expect that grub will just install normally, but it doesn't show the other OS' as the manual says. Last time I found some very complicated solution somewhere on Youtube. It worked though there is some sort of error prompt inbetween now. And this just can't be it. Too abnormal.

So what is certain, normal that is the result after installing Trisquel with grub in this case? Should it just work very well naturally or does this always happen?

onpon4
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Iscritto: 05/30/2012

I've never had any problems. GRUB usually just auto-detects the Windows partition. But you clearly don't have a typical setup, so I think it's reasonable to assume that something about that setup is preventing the auto-detection. Perhaps you should configure GRUB manually to add the appropriate entries.

onpon4
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Iscritto: 05/30/2012

I've never had any problems. GRUB usually just auto-detects the Windows
partition. But you clearly don't have a typical setup, so I think it's
reasonable to assume that something about that setup is preventing the
auto-detection. Perhaps you should configure GRUB manually to add the
appropriate entries.

adw
adw
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Iscritto: 01/15/2015

What is not typical about this setup? Next time I can not edit the partition settings. So that is solved. But other not typicals? XP?

onpon4
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Iscritto: 05/30/2012

Having two versions of Windows at once, of course. I've never seen that before, and honestly can't imagine any plausible reason for it. It also tells me that you have made custom changes to the partitions already before installing Trisquel, because I'm not aware of anyone selling computers with such a configuration.

onpon4
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Iscritto: 05/30/2012

Having two versions of Windows at once, of course. I've never seen that
before, and honestly can't imagine any plausible reason for it.

adw
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Iscritto: 01/15/2015

I don't think it is that complicated.

Jabjabs
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Iscritto: 07/05/2014

Personally I have tried to dual boot Trisquel and Windows only once - The installation found the other partition and set it up Grub immediately failed to ever boot Windows.

I didn't really think much of it as it was done as an experiment. I never did figure out a solution to it, wasn't really looking for one.

Truth be told I just don't think Trisquel will play nice with NSA/Windows. :)

Magic Banana

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Iscritto: 07/24/2010

Have you tried executing the following command in a terminal?
$ sudo update-grub

What does it output in the terminal?

adw
adw
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Iscritto: 01/15/2015

It is such a weird thing. Install Trisquel or any other Linux = losing xp and
7 by grub.

So whatever can this be?

Suprite
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Iscritto: 12/25/2015

Good. Windows is BAD.

onpon4
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Iscritto: 05/30/2012

That's a very non-specific question. You ought to provide details if you want
a good answer. Like what exactly your installation process was, and what
happens when you try to boot Windows now. Please as well don't generalize
your problem; it's unusual. Normally, the only particular effect of
installing GNU/Linux alongside Windows is that Windows has to do a disk check
to make sure there aren't any problems (because the partition size changed).
If you're unlucky, you might need to enter a recovery environment, but that's
been included in a separate partition alongside Windows ever since Windows
Vista. (I guess something like it might have been on a CD for Windows XP, but
I'm not entirely sure.)

adw
adw
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Iscritto: 01/15/2015

- I install from a portable usb-version or any other likewise method that
runs the default graphical install environment.

- normally I do try to specify the size of the swap partition or system
partition. In an intuitive way.

I think what I need to know is what normally happens in this case.
Do you know?

First I have xp and 7 installed. It shows a boot screen apparently installed
by w7. I expect that grub will just install normally, but it doesn't show the
other OS' as the manual says. Last time I found some very complicated
solution somewhere on Youtube. It worked though there is some sort of error
prompt inbetween now. And this just can't be it. Too abnormal.

So what is certain, normal that is the result after installing Trisquel with
grub in this case?

adw
adw
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Iscritto: 01/15/2015

a no. I don't think many people will ever be able to like Linux if this is
how it works.

adw
adw
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Iscritto: 01/15/2015

What is not typical about this setup? Next time I can not edit the partition
settings. So that is solved. But other not typicals? XP?

adw
adw
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Iscritto: 01/15/2015

I don't think it is that complicated.

Jabjabs
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Iscritto: 07/05/2014

Personally I have tried to dual boot Trisquel and Windows only once - The
installation found the other partition and set it up Grub immediately failed
to ever boot Windows.

I didn't really think much of it as it was done as an experiment. I never did
figure out a solution to it, wasn't really looking for one.

Truth be told I just don't think Trisquel will play nice with NSA/Windows. :)

Magic Banana

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Iscritto: 07/24/2010

Have you tried executing the following command in a terminal?
$ sudo update-grub

What does it output in the terminal?