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Old 11-11-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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Dual boot WinXP/Debian, grub error booting WinXP


I installed Windows XP to a 20GB partiton on a 40GB drive and installed Debian to the remaining space. I installed Grub to the MBR and Debian automatically configured the menu.lst to boot to both OSes. Debian boots fine, but when I try booting to XP, I get this error message:

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Booting 'Microsoft Windows XP Professional'
root(hd0,0)
error 24: attempt to access block outside partition
This is what my menu.lst looks like:

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title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.14-1-k7 
root		(hd0,1)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14-1-k7 root=/dev/hda2 ro 
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.14-1-k7
savedefault
boot

title		Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root		(hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader	+1
I've run some scans from BartPE on the Windows partition and everything looks fine with it. Anyone know what the problem is?
 
Old 11-12-2005, 05:22 AM   #2
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Change it to "rootnoverify (hd0,0)".
 
Old 11-12-2005, 07:57 PM   #3
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Thank you sir, that worked like a charm. I just wish the Debian installer had done that on it's own.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 10:48 PM   #4
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GRUB and LILO always conflict with Windows. And GNU GRUB is not so robust, causing many problems during boot.

So try GRUB for DOS please. It is a cross-platform boot loader based on GNU GRUB. The GRUB.EXE can be started from DOS/Win9x; and GRLDR can be started from BOOT.INI of Windows NT/2K/XP/2003; and even more, the GRUB.EXE can be started from LINUX via the KEXEC tool.

By using GRUB.EXE or GRLDR, you don't have to touch your MBR. It is the safest way coexisting with DOS/Windows.

You needn't install GRUB for DOS. Just run GRUB.EXE from DOS, or append a line of "C:\GRLDR=START GRUB" into your BOOT.INI(restart and select the "START GRUB" menu item), that will do.

Download GRUB for DOS here: http://freshmeat.net/projects/grub4dos/

There is a fat12grldr.img file with the GRUB for DOS release. You can create a GRUB bootable floppy with this fat12grldr.img file.

Or, you can just copy GRUB.EXE to your DOS floppy and run GRUB.EXE to enter the GRUB environment.
 
Old 02-22-2007, 04:33 AM   #5
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Re: Dual boot in WinXP/Debian, Grub error while booting

Hi,

I'm trying to Install Debian on WindowsXP using Debian.exe, Its getting error once after completion of downloading saying the following 2

1. Error Opening File for writing
C:\grldr
2. Error Opening file for writing
C:\grub

It would be great if anyone helps me on this

Regards,
Pawan.
 
Old 02-22-2007, 05:13 PM   #6
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Don't go resurrecting (very) old threads.
Especially as you've multi-posted this all over LQ.
 
  


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