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My problem is the following: I have a dual boot running on my pc. I installed a programme called "Keriver", it automatically installs GRUB, too.

When I start my PC, the first thing you see is GRUB. You can choose between "Boot normal" "Take snapshot with Keriver" "Boot Windows"

If you select "Windows" or "Boot normal" it calls the Windows 7 Bootloader and it again shows a menu, where you can choose between XP and Win 7. Unfortunately for me, Microsoft does this "mixing bootloaders into one" automatically. I don't know how to change that now, how to separate them.

I'd like to start everything directly from the GRUB menu.

The bootloader is stored on hd(0,1). I tried to boot from hd(0,0) and hd(0,2) as well, but it didnt work.

Can anyone help me please?

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In windows you can use bootcfg (xp) , bcdedit (7, 8), to edit boot windows bootloader menu. But you have to set two records to menu.1st at grub. How did you try to boot from hd(0,0) and hd(0,2)? – week Nov 14 '12 at 11:43
I added the following. title Windows XP TEST root (hd0,0) chainloader +1 And the same for (hd0,2) and (hd0,3). There is one thing on (hd0,3) that might help. When I try to boot there, it says "ntldr missing". I tried to reinstall but it didnt help. boot – manwithproblem Nov 14 '12 at 11:49
It, looks like windows 7 are on (hd0,3) without propper bootloader. use that procedure with bootrec.exe /fixboot to restore boot on windwos 7. – week Nov 14 '12 at 12:08
I'm trying now to solve this. But if you're right, where's the meaning of having two bootloaders, one in (hd0,1) (that works) and one in (hd0,3)? – manwithproblem Nov 14 '12 at 12:14
Cause each system needs bootloader. it's there even if you boot your current setting. You boot from grub which runs windows xp bootloader and if you choose then even windows 7 bootloader. – week Nov 14 '12 at 12:25

Just try one thing if you are installed that boot loader application in windows . Uninstall it and install a new application called EasyBcd and install it add a new grub 2 menu entry save it and restart your system select the linux entry that you created using EasyBcd it brings the grub menu select linux OS and boot it up . Open terminal and edit grub using

sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg

and set the timeout to -1 save it and restart now you will get a pure bootmenu with the entries that you have .

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Well, thanks. But thats not what I'm looking for. The only OS I have are Windows XP x86 and Windows 7 x64. I dont want to install a Linux OS. Somehow I need to separate the bootloader, like "one xp loader" and "one win7 loader". – manwithproblem Nov 14 '12 at 11:55

EDIT: Looked into that image from Win7, you gave.

WinXP is on 2nd partition eg. (hd0,1) Win7 is on 3rd partition eg. (hd0,2)

title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

title Windows 7
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
chainloader +1

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Didn't work either. Based on the information I gathered till now, the hd(0,1) is the bootloader, that can load both XP and Win7. hd(0,0) is the command prompt. (not the same as cmd) hd(0,2) is just empty (??) hd(0,3) has a missing NTLDR and would be the XP bootloader, but because of the dual boot and the "mixing" of those 2 bootloaders together, hd(0,3) doesnt work. Technically right, but not what I want. Do you have any other tricks up your sleeves on how to separate the bootloader again? – manwithproblem Nov 14 '12 at 13:54
Boot either to linux or windows and post here partitions on your drive, (linux) fdisk -l, (windows) diskpart >select disk 0 >list partition – week Nov 14 '12 at 14:05
That's not it. Suppose thats from diskpart. Maybe would be easier to post printscreen of disk manager run, program diskmgmt.msc – week Nov 14 '12 at 14:48
I give you the link because this comment box can't format the writing I make (no crlf). This table above is from Win XP. The next picture is from Win7 (Computer>Manage) – manwithproblem Nov 14 '12 at 14:52
Alright. I'm already finished. I got it. I looked into the boottable (bcd) in windows and found out, that the bootloader path for Windows XP /ntldr is. Thats what I pasted into the menu.lst. chainloader /ntldr. For Windows 7, the bootloader is stored into another partition C:/Windows/system32/winload.exe but I dont know how to paste that next to the chainloader-command. I tried chainloader C:/Windows... and chainloader C /Windows... and chainloader C/Windows... and none of them worked. I dont know how to get the GRUB to search in another partition. Any ideas? Thanks very much – manwithproblem Nov 14 '12 at 15:30

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