triple boot 7 xp and debian with grub?


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Hi all, i have installed win7, then winxp, then debian.
i restored win7 installation after winxp (to get 7 booting, cause after xp setup only xp was booting)
i installed after that debian, but grub didn't find xp, only 7 were found..
i added winxp to /boot/grub/menu.lst
finally 7 can be launched, debian too, but not xp.
here is my fdisk -l

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          13      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2              13        6540    52428800    7  HPFS/NTFS
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda3            6541       30401   191663482+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5            6541       10456    31455238+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6           10457       26869   131837391    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7           26870       30036    25438896   83  Linux
/dev/sda8           30037       30401     2931831   82  Linux swap / Solaris
and main parts of menu.lst
title        Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.26-1-686
root        (hd0,6)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-1-686 root=/dev/sda7 ro quiet
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-1-686

title        Windows 7
root        (hd0,0)
chainloader    +1

title        Windows XP
root        (hd0,4)
chainloader    +1
when i try to boot on xp, i get this error
file system unknown 0x7
error12: invalid device requested
i really need your help, thanks in advance :wink:

PS: sorry for my english
PS2: i don't want to reinstall win7, cause i have to many progs there


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
You're not using the Windows bootloader to load XP, you're going through GRUB.

What you need to do is install EasyBCD 2.0 from EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums

EasyBCD -> Add/Remove -> Windows XP
Let it auto-configure.


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Welcome. Anytime :smile: