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I had Windows XP installed without partitioned hard drive, and partitioned and installed Ubuntu with the Ubuntu live cd. There is no menu at startup for which operating system; it just boots up Ubuntu. Suggestions?

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Can you go to System->Administration->Disk Utility, click on your hard disk in the left hand column then add a screenshot of this to your answer so that we can see what partitions you have? –  dv3500ea Jan 14 '11 at 21:39
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@user8911: What method of partitioning did you select? I'm afraid that Windows XP partition has been over-written/corrupted. –  Sid Jan 14 '11 at 21:45
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Maybe it didn't pick up XP during the installation. In Ubuntu, click Applications > Accessories > Terminal and then type:

sudo update-grub

This will update the GRUB menu. If it says something like:

Found Windows XP (loader) on /dev/sda1

then you should be able to choose between XP and Ubuntu during your next boot.

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Thanks for the response. I already tried that, though. –  user8911 Jan 14 '11 at 22:56
    
Please add what you've already tried to the answer. –  htorque Jan 14 '11 at 22:58
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