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:
Booting 'Windows Vista'
Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format
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The installation history is as follows:
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):
Model: ATA ST3250620AS (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 250GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 32.3kB 107MB 107MB primary ext3
2 107MB 168GB 168GB primary lvm
3 168GB 250GB 82.2GB primary ntfs boot
Mounting point of sda1 is "/boot". The logical volume group on sda2 contains two logical volumes ("/" and swap). Obviously, sda3 contains Vista.
My grub.conf looks like this:
title Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2257.fc5)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2257.fc5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
title Windows Vista
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!