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Old 09-14-2008, 09:10 PM
Default Help! Can't get back into WinXP-- Error 13: Invalid...

On 09/14/2008 01:51 PM, NoOp wrote:

Sorry, I forgot to include my own advise for first making a backup!
See below for changes:

> Sure. Providing that you've done _nothing else_ since following those
> instructions do this:
> 1. Startup Ubuntu as usual
> 2. Open a terminal (Applications|Accessories|Terminal)
> 3. Enter:

sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst~ /boot/grub/menu.lst.backup

> sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst.bad
> sudo mv /boot/grub/menu.lst~ /boot/grub/menu.lst
> Then exit the terminal and reboot. You should have your previous grub
> menu and be able to dual boot to WinXP as you did previously.
> Alternately, you can use gedit to open the gedit backup file:
> gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst~
> [Note that is /boot/grub/menu.lst~ not /boot/grub/menu.lst]

Save the file using 'File Save As' to /boot/grub/menu.list.backup
Now save the file using 'File Save As' to /boot/grub/menu.list

> That will open up the backup file that gedit created when you edited
> /boot/grub/menu.lst from the instructions in that url. Have a look at
> the file & settings to make sure that is what you had previously, then
> save that file as menu.lst (not menu.lst~) and reboot.
> In the future, it is always wise to *first* make a backup of any system
> file you edit (in this case you were lucky because gedit always makes a
> backup file, denoted by the '~' following the filename. Hence: menu.lst~).

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