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Old 03-09-2004, 09:57 PM   #1
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Dual boot problem


Just got my hands on mandrake 10 and went through the install. I have Win Xp that took up my full HD. I went ahead and resized my windows partition and it went from about 75 gigs to 68 gigs. Using grub as the bootloader.So mandrake will take up the other 7 gigs or so. At boot screen i cant get windows to load if i choose windows, linux boots just fine. I get a black screen if i choose windows with a blinking prompt in the top left corner. I have installed 9.1 and 9.2 with the same setup and it always worked just fine. HDA windows 67 gigs, Hda5 / 3 gigs, HDA 6 Swap 1.2 gigs, and then HDA7 /usr 3 gigs i believe


Dunno but somehow mandrake is wiping out my ability to boot into windows. Never happened with 9.1 and 9.2. Can anybody help.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 10:04 PM   #2
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did you defrag you hd before installing? what did you use to resize you hd? you might have to reinstall window, maybe an important file used to boot windows was damaged or deleted.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 10:10 PM   #3
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I used the tool for resizing which comes with the installation on mandrake 10. Yea it was defragged.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 10:17 PM   #4
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it could possible be that grub isnt configured properly. I don't know much about grub. sorry i couldnt be much more help.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 10:18 PM   #5
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Should i try partition magic or something?
 
Old 03-09-2004, 10:29 PM   #6
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I think the problem is definitly grub. Check this thread and see if this fixes the problem

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=155600
 
Old 03-09-2004, 10:41 PM   #7
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I use LILO and I love it Might wanna try that it works!
 
Old 03-09-2004, 11:55 PM   #8
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heres my error

OK when i click on Windows to boot with grub this is the error i get.


Booting 'Windows'

root (HD0, 0)

Filesystem type unknown, partion type 0x7
Chainloader +1









PLease Help!!
 
Old 03-10-2004, 12:03 AM   #9
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http://linuxquestions.org/questions/...hreadid=148673

i think your answers are on this forum.
 
  


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