[Wolves] vista, xp and ubuntu - well I never expected that!

Dave Morley davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk
Fri Feb 27 15:08:24 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-02-27 at 14:18 +0000, Andrew Lewis wrote:
> Fore reasons of insanity, I've just installed Vista and XP onto a
> machine that already had Ubuntu on. As expected M$ killed grub, so I
> repaired it - but here is the interesting part:
> I installed Ubuntu first, then Vista, then XP. This is pretty much the
> reverse of what any sane person would do. Installing XP last
> overwrites the boot config again, and just repairing grub will make
> vista vanish unless you've been clever enough to remember to
> hide/unhide partitions from grub (which I wasn't, and so didn't). To
> get Vista back, I ran the Vista boot repair from the Vista DVD.
> Surprisingly, Vista repaired the Vista boot, automatically detected
> and installed an option for the XP boot, and LEFT GRUB INTACT. I have
> to say, I never expected _that_ to happen. But I wouldn't want to risk
> trying it with Windows 7.
> Spline
To be fair Vista is much better at this.  It still sucks but it's better
at it :)
Seek That Thy Might Know

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