Dual Boot Vista and Kubuntu 6.10 Linux

I have installed Vista First on my C: drive (i.e. hd0,0) and Kubuntu on hd0,6 an ext3 partition and hd0,7 is swap partitions where as all other left are Fat32 partitions.

On installation of Kubuntu I have lost Vista, but i saw on a tutiorial available at http://apcmag.com/5046/how_to_dual_boot_vista_with_linux_vista_installed_first that how can i add entry in grub. I have tried it even also i tried the another option of NTFSFix found at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=398122 nothing happened. So i thaught i should use Vista boot loader but to save these installation and save time i tried by booting with win98 bootable floppy and use the command fdisk /mbr which delete the master boot record and then booted with Vista installation cd that it will find the error and correct. Nothing happened I lost all the operating systems.

SO i intall vista again and the Kubuntu is installed on the same place but no where in boot i can install kubuntu again so i will lost windows again.

Is the dual boot possible.

I didnot change any option during installation of Kubuntu just manually edit partitions and selected the partition i have set for Kubuntu not the root not the swap neither any boot loader.

Is there any solution to add Kubuntu entry in Windows Vista boot loader by BCDedit or EasyBCD 1.6 etc. The default entry added by EasyBCD is not working at all.

I will glad to hear anything.


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Hello Hammad,

Yeah NTFSFix will kill your Vista Bootloader.

You have to install GRUB to the bootsector of your Kubuntu partition.

Boot from the Kubuntu DVD, start a terminal and type
sudo grub
find /boot/grub/stage1
**************IT WILLL GIVE YOU SOMETHING LIKE HD(0,1)******************
root hd(0,1) ************USE THE VALUE**************
setup hd(0,1) ***********USE THE VALUE AGAIN*********
Now delete the old entry in EasyBCD and create a new one. Make sure you are using EasyBCD 1.6


Mostly Harmless
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