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I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and found that the GRUB menu was showing Windows Vista for recovery mode and vice-versa. How can I fix this error?

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This problem relates to GRUB2 sometimes confusing the partition numbering system, for example, by specifying set root=’(hd0,1)’ for Vista when this OS is actually located on the second partition (hd0,2) of the disk. See:

It can be fixed by modifying the GRUB2 menu to point the Windows' entries to the correct disk partitions. Note that the file grub.cfg has to be edited indirectly. See:

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