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Old 02-28-2005, 06:30 PM   #1
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GRUB help needed to boot to windows


Ok here is my info maybe someone can se my problem

REALLY appreciate any help!!

Mount info for windows:

/dev/hdb1 on windows/C type NTFS


Device Map:

(hd0). /dev/hda
(hd1). /dev/hdb
(hd2). /dev/hdb1


menu.lst:

title Windows
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1


I have two hard drives and Windows is on the primary drive... LBA is set on, btw.


Again, Im stuck not getting into Windows. THANKS!!!
 
Old 02-28-2005, 08:04 PM   #2
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Hi,

While you are booted into linux, type the command: /sbin/fdisk -l
Post the results back here please.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 08:23 PM   #3
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If your Windows partition is /dev/hda1 then change your line to rootnoverify (hd0,0). If hda2 then (hd0,1). 1st drive is always 0, 2nd is 1, and so on.

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Old 02-28-2005, 08:41 PM   #4
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/dev/hda1 W95 ext'd (LBA) <- boot
/dev/hda5 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6 Linux Swap
/dev/hda7 Linux

/dev/hdb1 HPFS/NTFS
 
Old 02-28-2005, 08:59 PM   #5
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Quote:
/dev/hda1 W95 ext'd (LBA) <- boot
/dev/hda5 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6 Linux Swap
/dev/hda7 Linux

/dev/hdb1 HPFS/NTFS
You might have success using the map command in the menu.lst. This is used to fool windows into thinking it is on the first drive where it always wants to assume it is located.
Code:
menu.lst:

title Windows
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
map (hd1) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
makeactive
chainloader +1
 
Old 02-28-2005, 09:03 PM   #6
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If you say Windows is on the master the master drive is it the /dev/hda5 partition. If it is actually the /dev/hdb1 then to me it means the Windows drive is the slave. Windows does not like to boot unless it is C. We need to trick grub to make windoes happy.

Try this.

title Windows
root = (hd1,0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

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Old 03-01-2005, 05:12 AM   #7
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Homey! Yer truly a champ! That map trick worked great. Thanks a ton...
 
Old 03-01-2005, 07:01 AM   #8
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Cool! I'm glad ya got it working.
 
  


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