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Old 03-22-2010, 10:21 AM   #1
nicemontecarlo
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Dual Boot / Xp Upgrade


Hi folks...My first post! My PC has 2 250 MB hard drives, which had windows 2000 on the master, and FC4 on the slave. Its been this way for probably 3 or 4 years with no problems. Well I had an issue with windows 2000, and after trying for a few weeks to fix it, I decided to upgrade to windows XP. Well now when GRUB comes up, and I select the windows OS, nothing happens. It actually goes back to the BIOS, does the memory test and lands back on GRUB. The FC4 comes up fine. What did I do wrong and how can I fix it. Im trying hot to lose my emails, and address book. Thanks, I appreciate it!
 
Old 03-22-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ!

Could you please post the output of
Code:
cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
so we can see how grub is supposed to find and load windows?
 
Old 03-22-2010, 04:14 PM   #3
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Having your partition information would also be helpful so log in as root and run the command: fdisk -l and post the output.
 
Old 03-23-2010, 12:49 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate it.


# 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 (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=1
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
# hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img
title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1




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


[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 14787 118776546 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 14788 14800 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 14801 14946 1172745 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/hdb: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 14946 120053713+ 8e Linux LVM
[root@localhost ~]#
 
Old 03-23-2010, 01:54 PM   #5
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if you are using fedora 4 ?? DO NOT use that old version

Please install the current fedora 12
 
  


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