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Old 12-16-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
amadden
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Question Dual Boot Issues on modified hp m9200z


Hello all,
I recently added a ~300 GB SATA drive to my tower. I partitioned it, and installed XP on the first Partition, no problem. I tested XP, ran some updates, then went to install Fedora. I installed Fedora 12 on the free space on the drive, and now Fedora boots properly and works without issue. If, however, I try to boot to XP i receive the infamous UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME BSOD. I've run chkdsk and fixboot from the recovery console, but to no avail. I'm guessing I'm making a mistake somewhere but I can't quite place it, any advice would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 12-17-2009, 06:14 PM   #2
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hi

Since you used the word ...added....what are the current drives on your system?
What is current bios boot order?

When you installed Fedora where did you place the bootloader?

2) Quick and dirty solution....assuming you placed fedora bootloader on mbr to first drive....(not new one) ....change bios to boot new drive should find ntldr for xp and allow xp to boot.

please run and post in code box the output of one codebox
Code:
su
fdisk -l
fedora's /boot/grub/menu.lst or grub.cfg
Other distros on first drive....same file but label it as drive1 pls
 
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:27 PM   #3
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Sorry I should have been more specific... My old drive is small and aging, so I'm hoping to have both XP and Fedora on the new one. My BIOS boot order is set to boot to the new drive before the old, and for testing purposes I've removed the old drive except when I need garunteed access to XP, in which case I put it back in and change the boot order. The Bootloader is on the new drive
 
Old 12-19-2009, 06:00 PM   #4
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hi

understood and very safe option.

I would still like to see the output of

fdisk -l

the contents of your menu.lst or grub.cfg

plus the contents of your /etc/fstab

2) leaping ahead....your windows needs to be a bootable partition.

Code:
su
fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x8f8003b1

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        1044     8385898+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2            1045        9468    67665780   83  Linux
/dev/sda3            9469        9729     2096482+  82  Linux swap / Solaris

Last edited by aus9; 12-19-2009 at 06:01 PM.
 
  


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