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Old 07-03-2011, 07:44 AM   #1
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Dual boot problem with Xp and red hat enterprise 5


I have one hard disk partitioned into four logical drives.
1.20gb for red hat 5 //installed after installing window xp
2.40gb for Win xp //Installed first
3.40gb not formatted yet
4.more than 50gb for data storage.

After all the installation,I can just boot Red hat 5 but it shows the prompt for window xp also to boot in boot selection screen.When I entered for window to boot,I have this message-

rootnoverify(hd0,4)
chainloader+1

These are my fdisk -l,/boot/grub/menu.lst,/boot/grub/grub.conf respectively.

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 2557 20539071 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 2558 19456 135741217+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 2558 7656 40957686 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 7657 12755 40957686 e W95 FAT16 (LBA)
/dev/sda7 12756 19456 53825751 7 HPFS/NTFS

==================================================================================

[root@localhost ~]# cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda1
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.18-53.el5)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-53.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-53.el5.img
title Windows XP Professional
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
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 do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda1
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.18-53.el5)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-53.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.18-53.el5.img
title Windows XP Professional
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader +1

I am just a newbie to linux.Thank you very much!I appreciate your help!
 
Old 07-03-2011, 07:48 AM   #2
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Windows XP doesn't like to be the first one on the disk (/dev/sda1) and to make it worse, it has problems with being installed into a logical partition. I would recommend to reinstall your system with Windows XP on your first partition.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 08:04 AM   #3
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Windows XP doesn't like to be the first one on the disk (/dev/sda1) and to make it worse, it has problems with being installed into a logical partition. I would recommend to reinstall your system with Windows XP on your first partition.
I will try it first,Thank you,TobiSGD but by the way,when I find the thread I just posted(this post),I can't find this post in the linux newbie category.Can you suggest me something?
 
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Well, I can see it in the newbies-forum, but it is the easiest way to just click on My Threads on the right side if you want to find your threads.
 
  


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