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I have a dualboot with Windows xp and ubuntu. But when i try to select XP in the grub menu, it just blinks and returns to the grub menu. Any ideas?

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Did it boot before? Did you change anything? – Sudipta Chatterjee Feb 11 '13 at 23:08

First Boot into ubuntu and update the grub .

sudo update-grub

Then restart and loginto windows


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found this link for you it might shed some light,(hopefully)

How do I fix grub so that it shows up during boot?


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