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Old 03-24-2005, 08:05 PM   #1
justintime32
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Problem dual-booting into windows xp with Grub


I just installed SimplyMepis today. I have the linux partitions in an extended partition in the beginning of the drive, and a windows partition at the end of the drive. I installed it and it put a grub entry for windows (the windows partition is /dev/hda2), but when I select it and hit enter, the grub screen just reloads in a text based mode... and no matter how many times I select that, it still just reloads the text based grub menu. I don't know where the grub configuration is, so I can't post that here. Could someone please tell me where that config file is, and how to make windows boot again?
 
Old 03-24-2005, 08:46 PM   #2
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The grub config is located in /boot/grub/menu.lst the standard entry for Windows XP is for hda1, and to be honest I don't know how to set it for hda2...
 
Old 03-24-2005, 09:22 PM   #3
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title Windows at hda2
rootnoverify (hd0,-2)
chainloader +1

is the grub section for windows
can anyone tell me if this is right? If not, how can I install Lilo on mepis (debian)?
 
Old 03-25-2005, 04:15 AM   #4
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try removing the - from in front of the 2
yours should read
root (hd0,1)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1
if its on second partition, did you edit that or did that happen when you installed.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 12:27 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by justintime32
title Windows at hda2
rootnoverify (hd0,-2)
chainloader +1

is the grub section for windows
can anyone tell me if this is right? If not, how can I install Lilo on mepis (debian)?
Mine is on the second partition and /boot/grub/menu.lst reads

WindowsXP at hda2
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

Don't know how the ( - ) dash got in there.
 
  


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