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Old 10-03-2004, 10:06 AM   #1
mgyamada
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dual booting fedora core 2 and mandrake: can't boot mandrake any more


I've read about the bug in Fedora Core 2 and the 2.6 kernel that messes up the drive geometry that makes WinXP unbootable. I don't know if this is the same thing I am encountering.

I originally had Mandrake 10 installed all by itself on my 40g box, I wanted to dual boot with another distro just to see what the difference was, also didn't want to make a habit of the first thing I tried. I'm new to Linux and I want to learn as much as I can as my experience thus far has been great.

So I resized the partition to give Fedora Core 2 about 10g, installed it and everything went fine. I also installed GRUB and added an entry for Mandrake pointing to the partition it is installed on.

But now when I try to boot from GRUB into Mandrake I recieve this error:

Booting 'Mandrake'
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
Error 13: Invalid or unupported executable format.
Press any key to continue...

What happened? I'm assuming that all my data and my Mandrake install is all there, I just need to find a way to boot into it. Is this at all related to the bug I mentioned at the beginning of the post? And finally... How do I fix it?

Thanks in advance.

Mgyamada
 
Old 10-04-2004, 07:39 AM   #2
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if its fc2 related try this
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=238557

if your error remains 13 something has happened to your image and you may need to put another kernel in its place to see what happens
 
  


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