Windows XP wrongly detected as Win 2000

Bug #428823 reported by Łukasz Jernaś on 2009-09-13
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub2

When updating from grub legacy it detected my Windows 7 RC loader as a vista one and the XP loader as Win2k

/boot/grub.cfg:
menuentry "Windows Vista (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" {
        insmod ntfs
        set root=(hd0,1)
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set e074f86a74f844b6
        chainloader +1
}
menuentry "Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (on /dev/sdc1)" {
        insmod ntfs
        set root=(hd2,1)
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 48b8cef4b8cedf94
        drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
        chainloader +1
}

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Sep 13 13:41:37 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: grub-pc 1.97~beta2-2ubuntu2
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-10.32-generic
SourcePackage: grub2
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-10-generic x86_64

Łukasz Jernaś (deejay1) wrote :
Felix Zielcke (fzielcke) wrote :

That Windows 7 is detected as Vista is already reported as bug 393565

Please attach or paste your boot.ini on /dev/sdc1
AFAISC os-prober just extracts the value from it as the OS name.
Mabye you just had 2000 installed or copied that file from a 2000 system?

affects: grub2 (Ubuntu) → os-prober (Ubuntu)
summary: - Windows 7 RC wrongly detected as Win Vista
+ Windows XP wrongly detected as Win 2000
Łukasz Jernaś (deejay1) wrote :

Oh, I didn't find that win7 bug at first, sorry
As for the w2k. Hmm, it seems I really had a w2k partition lying around
[boot loader]
timeout=0
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

It isn't working though, but it wasn't suppossed to.

So only the xp chainloaded from win7 isn't found...

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