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Old 09-24-2003, 01:58 AM   #1
wizeguy12
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Unhappy Dual Boot Trouble, cant load Windows 2000


OK.....I have just installed RH9....it works perfectly!!!! Unfortunatly, that is all that works. I have a windows 2000 prof OS that I need to access but cant anymore. I have one 40 gig HD where all my Windows system files are. I have a slaved 20 gig drive, which is where I placed the RH9 partition (4 gigs) and swap drive (1 gig). Red Hat boots up and runs great, but when I select 'DOS' from the boot loader to boot up w2k, I get message saying :

Booting 'DOS"
rootnoverify (hd1,4)
chainloader +1

can anyone PLEASE help me out here...this is my first experience with Linux..and I really need to get to my windows OS....Im sure if i just took off the slave drive I could get to what I need...but I want this duel boot to work.....any help? Thanks so much in advance!!! Scott
 
Old 09-24-2003, 02:34 AM   #2
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I presume that ur using Grub boot loader at the first sector of the primary master..
in that case just lookinto /boot/grub file from ur linux.. and man grub will help u wth the changes to make ...
or else if u need it urgently use dos boot diskette and in the command prompt type fdisk /mbr and reboot
 
Old 09-24-2003, 08:55 AM   #3
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linux not on primary drive

my red hat is not installed on the primary drive...my windows system files are all on the primary drive...on the slave is just addional programs, and then my linux partition and swap partition....i am using the grub boot loader, but my linux is installed on the slave drive...im not sure if this is a problem or not
 
Old 09-24-2003, 12:46 PM   #4
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Open Red Hat. Edit the /etc/grub.conf file to include this:
title Win2k
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
 
Old 09-24-2003, 04:49 PM   #5
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now i get this error:

I made the changes u recommended to the grub.conf file, and now when i select win2k i get another message saying it could not load windows 2000 because the file "ntoskrnl.exe" is either missing or currupt...please reinstall file....what should i do here??
 
Old 09-24-2003, 05:28 PM   #6
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i tried putting in rootnoverify (hd0,1) because i think my windows 2k is on the second partition, and i got

error 13: invalid or unsupported exectutable file

anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 09-24-2003, 05:39 PM   #7
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Hi there! wizeguy: roll back to the configuration you had when you got the ntoskrnl.exe message, since you could, actually boot again to Win2k but i'm afraid to tell you that your win installation had become corrupted. However, it could be restored if you boot from your windows 2000 cdrom and press R when prompted to access the recovery console, once there, in the command prompt type:
chkdsk /R

Good luck!!
 
  


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