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Old 10-27-2004, 04:16 PM   #1
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Dualbooting again, again, again...


I just installed a fresh install of Windows XP followed by a fresh install of a Fedora Core 2 install. I am using grub as bootloader, but i can't boot Windows. I get the print of the options for Windows XP from my grub.conf when i try.

grub.conf:
default=1
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
      root (hd0,1)
      kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
      initrd /initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
title Windows XP
      rootnoverify (hd0,0)
      chainloader +1

$ fdisk -l
Disk /dev/hdc: 40.0 Gb, 40020664320 byte
16 heads, 63 sectors/tracks, 77545 cylinders
Enheder = cylindre af 1008 * 512 = 516096 byte

Enhed      Boot   Start     &n bsp;    End        Blocks  &nb sp;      Id     System
/dev/hdc1   *           1 &nbs p;        57200    28828611  c        W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hdc2           57201    & nbsp;  57403     102312      83&nbs p;   Linux
/dev/hdc3           57404    & nbsp;  76505     9627408    83  &nb sp; Linux
/dev/hdc4           76506    & nbsp;  77545     524160        f       W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdc5           76506    & nbsp;  77545     524128+   82   &nb sp; Linux swap

I truly don't now where that hdc4 partition comes from, but i hope it can be fixed in the grub.conf anyway.

Last edited by Procrastinator; 10-27-2004 at 04:19 PM.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 04:58 PM   #2
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Okay, i just tried running an automated repair from the Windows XP-disk. Now, when i select Windows in grub, i just get a black screen for about a setting, then grub reappears and starts counting down again.

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Old 10-28-2004, 01:17 AM   #3
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1) you may have an issue with FC2 and xp as per the error section here
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=237511

2) your fdsisk suggests /dev/hdC and I am thinking you may have another drive you forgot to mention on the first controller.
can you be explicit and say what drives, optical drives are on what controllers.

it can make a difference if you have more than one drive to the count.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 05:37 AM   #4
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I think it is hdc beacause there are two cd-rom drives on the primary IDE, but i'm not sure. I also have a second drive (which i had unplugged when i made the fdisk -l), and that is hdd. Do the harddisks become hdc and hdd whem they are put onto the secondary IDE? Should i try swapping the primary and secondary IDE-cables?
 
Old 10-28-2004, 12:04 PM   #5
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no thats up to you now that we know hdc is correct and you have no drives on the first controller grub will find the first drive is (hd0) and its /dev/hdc.

so I still have some concerns over whether you a corrupted partition due to the fault with FC2.

would you consider searching for FC2 and XP and fdisk (or geometry) if you don't believe me?
 
  


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