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Old 04-01-2004, 08:59 AM   #1
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Canot Boot WindowsXP from GRUB (solved)


I installed linux today and i cant boot my windowsxp from grub. They are on two different harddrives on to different ide channels if it matters. The instruction looks like this:
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

Thx for your time

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Old 04-01-2004, 09:09 AM   #2
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Was Windows XP installed when you have only one drive connected or it was set to the first boot device in bios?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 09:32 AM   #3
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Windows was installed before i connected the linux drive, and no Windows xp is not set to boot before linux (im using the linux right now).
 
Old 04-01-2004, 09:41 AM   #4
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ok try this in your menu.lst/grub.conf:
Code:
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:45 AM   #5
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Talking

Thank you thats what did teh trick

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Old 04-01-2004, 11:55 AM   #6
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By the way, Why *does* that error happen in Grub?
I mean, why Grub won't install properly when compared to LILO..
(I've been there reading the "rootnoverify etc" too...)
 
Old 04-01-2004, 12:12 PM   #7
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It has nothing to do with GRUB, its how ppl set up their Linux + Windows.
Lilo doesnt always get it right either.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 12:23 PM   #8
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wat exactly is this .....

rootnoverify

?????
 
Old 04-01-2004, 12:27 PM   #9
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'root' shows where the partition to be booted from is. 'rootnoverify' does the same thing, but doesn't look at what's on the partition. This is useful if the filesystem is something not supported by Grub like NTFS.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 12:34 PM   #10
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It'll work even if you use 'root' on a ntfs partition, just that some ppl gets annoyed by the "unknown partition" message

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