I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, on which I had previously had a dual-boot Ubuntu 9.10 / Windows Vista set-up (plus some other nonsense that came factor-installed).
There are some similar questions to this, but none have been an answer to my dilemma. I just upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10.04 (I know, it took me a while). I tried to restart and boot into Windows Vista so I can watch Netflix (which of course isn't compatible with Linux), and Windows Vista is no longer an option in my boot menu.
I tried running
sudo update-grub, and this is what I got:
Generating grub.cfg ... Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-30-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-30-generic Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-23-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-23-generic Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin Found Microsoft Windows XP Embedded on /dev/sda1 Found Windows Recovery Environment (loader) on /dev/sda3 Found Microsoft Windows XP Embedded on /dev/sda5 done
One of those lines should be Windows Vista. Curious, I tried GParted, and it shows one 111.79 GB "unallocated" partion on /dev/sda. Needless to say, this is not actually the case.
Did upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04 break my system? How can I regain access to Windows XP? Thanks for any help....