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Old 09-10-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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[again...] GRUB problem on a Fedora Core 2/Win2k system


It may certainly sound like "dejà vu" but there's my actual problem :

Today I installed Fedora Core 2 ; the installation procedure passed successful, but here is the main problem. I install GRUB boot loader (I've previously tried to install a Mdk 10, without success, so I've already LILO in place before, instead of NTLDR). When I decide to boot windows from GRUB I received this message: "root (hd0,0) Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7 chainloader +1"


grub.conf

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd3,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdg2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=2
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd3,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora Core (2.6.8-1.521)
root (hd3,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.8-1.521 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.8-1.521.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
root (hd3,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
title Windows 2000
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1



fdisk -l

Disque /dev/hda: 61.4 Go, 61492838400 octets
16 têtes, 63 secteurs/piste, 119150 cylindres
Unités = cylindres de 1008 * 512 = 516096 octets

Périphérique Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 81266 40957686 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 81266 119149 19093252+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 81266 119149 19093221 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disque /dev/hdb: 82.3 Go, 82348277760 octets
255 têtes, 63 secteurs/piste, 10011 cylindres
Unités = cylindres de 16065 * 512 = 8225280 octets

Périphérique Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 10011 80413326 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disque /dev/hde: 122.9 Go, 122942324736 octets
16 têtes, 63 secteurs/piste, 238216 cylindres
Unités = cylindres de 1008 * 512 = 516096 octets

Périphérique Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hde1 * 1 238202 120053713+ b W95 FAT32

Disque /dev/hdg: 40.9 Go, 40982151168 octets
16 têtes, 63 secteurs/piste, 79408 cylindres
Unités = cylindres de 1008 * 512 = 516096 octets

Périphérique Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdg1 * 1 203 102280+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdg2 204 77328 38871000 83 Linux
/dev/hdg3 77329 79408 1048320 82 Linux swap


(yes I'm french ^^)

What can I do to restore the access to the Windows boot ? Thx in advance.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 05:03 PM   #2
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In the grub file, it seems that windows is mounted under hda1... you have many partitions and I couldn't understand the partition which windows is installed... If it is hda1, there shouldn't be a problem but if it is hda2, you have to change the windows part of the grub.conf file like rootnoverify (hd0,1)...

Hope this helps!
 
Old 09-10-2004, 06:42 PM   #3
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It seems that the BIOS and Linux "see" different disk geometries AND
the Windows partition is larger than about 8 GB

Have a look at the link below for a solution

/dev/hda1 * 1 81266 40957686 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 81266!!!!!!!!!!!! 119149 19093252+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 81266!!!!!!!!!!!! 119149 19093221 7 HPFS/NTFS

http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/0...booting91.html
 
Old 09-12-2004, 11:25 AM   #4
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It seems like a known bug of the Fedora Core 2 ; the solution is here :
http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg00908.html

Like arno says, it's a pb of disk geometry. There's no particular pb on my partitions ever ^^ Win is on the NTFS and the big FAT partition is in FAT-32.

Thx for your responses, and let's hope this thread can help others.
 
  


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