Booting Vista via grub: Invalid or unsupported executable format
This is about getting grub to boot either FC5 or Windows Vista (on one harddisk). Booting Fedora works fine. When attempting to boot Vista I get this output:
1) Installed FC5
- no problems with booting
- I had also prepared an empty 80GB partition
2) Installed Windows Vista on the empty partition
- grub menu was gone, could not access Linux anymore
- Vista started up fine
3) Repaired grub and MBR
- FC5 could be accessed again
- Vista could not be booted - my current status
Yeah, by now I know that I should have installed Vista before Linux. But is there any chance to spare me reinstalling the whole system? I have been using FC5 for quite a while, so a lot of configuring and installing has gone into it. As for Vista, I urgently need it working as I must run a piece of software on it.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4600 on a A8N32 SLI Deluxe board
Fedora Core 5, kernel-2.6.18-1.2257.fc5 (x86_64)
Windows Vista Beta 2 x64
My partitions (as reported by parted):
My grub.conf looks like this:
Plan B: If there is no other way than reinstalling everything, is there something I should be aware of other than the order of installtions?
Thanks so much for any hints!
Thank you very much, comprookie2000!!
Was bracing myself for heavy-duty tweaking. But your minor change already did the job! You saved me lotsa headache, time and trouble! :D
Thanks for letting us know it works.
have fun ...
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