I have Windows XP Home, and I want to install Gentoo on my pc. I have successfully done a stage 1 install twice with the exception of boot loader options. I so far have been doing this as my partition setup
/hda1 Windows XP | ntfs
/hda2 Linux (boot partition, grub) | ext3
/hda3 Linux (swap) | swap
/hda4 Linux (root) | reiser
This is how I set up grub on the Master Boot Record (chap 23 in grub install manual, www.gentoo.org
) Grub is set up so it (to my understanding) whatever hda# -1, so Windows XP would be 0,0 Linux root partition would be 0,3. This is why in the below I tried to make root(0,1) which the gentoo install said should be my boot partition, but that didn't work.
root(0,0) <-- when I did (0,1) which is my actual boot partition, this didn't work
setup(hd0) <-again i tried hd1(my boot partition) but it didn't work so i did hd0
This is what I entered for my grub.conf file
splashimage=(hd0,0) /boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz <--i see blueish screen at grub
kernel (hd0,0) /boot/bzImage root=/dev/hda4
title= Windows XP
When I restart my system I take out the Gentoo CD, and I see the Grub loader. I press enter to try to enter Gentoo, gives me Error 15. When I try to enter Windows it says partition does not exist. What can I do to fix this? If you need more information please ask.