Triple boot - Win7, WinXP, Ubuntu help


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Hello guys and thanks for any tips and help that you can offer. I have read the instructions, and the Wiki, searched this forum and read the topics, but don't understand. Sorry, I suppose I am not the only beginner who is clueless!

Anyway, here is the situation: a 1.5 TB hard disk with 5 partitions
- Windows XP Home SP3 on first partition
- Ubuntu installed later on another partition

Boot is via Grub (Grub2, I imagine) and works well.

- made an image of Windows XP on another partition
- upgraded the first Windows XP to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Boot is still via Grub, only Windows 7 and Ubuntu displayed in Grub menu. I would now like to have a triple boot with all OS available, including the Windows XP image.

I installed EasyBCD and launched, but it tells me it cannot find the boot file. I suppose this means that since Grub is handling boot, the Windows 7 boot file is not available.

But from here on in, I have not the faintest idea of what to do.

- Does Grub have to be written to the Ubuntu partition and how to do that?
- Do I have to re-create the Windows 7 bootloader and how to do that?
- Once that is done, can I run Easy BCD and add en entry for Windows XP, or do I use NeoGrub?

I welcome any information that can clear up my doubts and get me running. Thanks for your help.



Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Just manually select the BCD file from EasyBCD, then add the XP entry.