Two (Vaio) laptops, Vista/Quantal on one, Windows 7/Quantal on the other, Quantal on both fully updated as of a few minutes ago. Both have Windows recovery partitions on sda1 and boot into Windows itself from sda2. (7 has the usual separate small boot partition on sda2).
Apart from Quantal, the grub menu on the Vista machine only has an entry for the recovery partition, not for Vista itself.
I just installed Debian 7.6.0 without any issues. However, I can't seem to boot into Windows 8 anymore (don't worry I didn't format the Windows partition). In Grub I have two OS options Debian 7.6.0 and Debian 7.6.0 (recovery), but no Windows 8. How do I add Windows 8 to Grub?
I have an Acer aspire D257 netbook with dual boot- Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 starter. Few hours back I was reading an article about deleting the recovery partition used by windows 7. I logged into windows 7 and formatted the 13Gb recovery partition using the software "EaseUS". New partition was created and it worked fine.
I installed a minimal system from the latest Wheezy NetInstall image and then added XFCE and a few other packages. The installer did not detect the Windows XP recovery partition in /dev/sda1, nor Windows XP itself on /dev/sda2. Previously, when I've experienced this, I've simply run "sudo update-grub" and this has solved the problem. This hasn't worked now.
I resized the Windows partition from Linux in order to be able to install Elementary OS.
After resizing I tried booting to Windows, however it asks to boot normally or in recovery mode.
When I select normal, it returns to GRUB, and when I select Recovery Mode it tells me that an installed program isn't working.
I'd like to be able to use Windows 7, as certain websites won't work with Debian.
Grub does not detect the third operating system on my hard drive, which is Windows XP.
The grub menu contains entries for Ubuntu 11.10, and Windows 7 but, no entry for Windows XP.
I have entered a line in the grub.cfg file that is supposed to detect Windows XP. But it didn't work.