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I installed Ubuntu on a logical partition a while ago. When I get to the grub bootlist, Vista is not there. What i get is this:

Ubuntu, with linux 2.6.32-26
Ubuntu, with linux 2.6.32-26 (Recovery mode)
Ubuntu, with linux 2.6.32-25
Ubuntu, with linux 2.6.32-26 (Recovery mode)
Ubuntu, with linux 2.6.32-24
Ubuntu, with linux 2.6.32-26 (Recovery mode)
Memory test (memtest86+)
Windows vista (loader) (on/dev/sda1)
windows recovery environment (loader) (on/dev/sda2)

"Windows vista (loader)" is an acer erecovery manager

Im guessing that grub installed on my primary partition so it overwrite the vista MBR and i dont have the option to boot vista. Is there some way i can just edit the MBR and add vista to it or how will i have to repair this?

here is my boot script http://pastebin.com/7HZFjBT7

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Similar Question: How to restore Windows (XP) menu entry in GRUB? : askubuntu.com/questions/11916/… –  Sid Dec 8 '10 at 18:32
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have you tested both entries? –  RolandiXor Dec 8 '10 at 18:35
    
i already have os-prober installed but it hasnt worked.it only found /dev/sda1:Windows Vista (loader):Windows:chain and /dev/sda2:Windows Recovery Environment (loader):Windows1:chain –  tacomensa Dec 8 '10 at 19:07
    
I can help you if you post the output of bootscript bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net –  karthick87 Dec 8 '10 at 19:10
    
here is the bootscript pastebin.com/7HZFjBT7 –  tacomensa Dec 8 '10 at 19:16

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According to your boot info script output you only have two bootable Windows partitions, and both are included in your grub.cfg. Have you tried selecting the "Windows Recovery Environment (loader) (on/dev/sda2)" option? That may be your main installation, just mislabeled for some reason.

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I have the same issue and tried the 2nd option, the Vista loaded right up and worked fine. They're flipped on the grub bootlist

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Have you tried running sudo update-grub?

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nope. it hasnt added anything else to the bootlist –  tacomensa Dec 8 '10 at 18:24

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