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Old 08-27-2004, 05:02 PM   #1
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Dual Booting Fedora/XP


This has been asked before but none of the circumstanses seem identical to mine, nor did any of the solutions work, so here I go:

Primary HD: Linux (all of it, /boot included)
Secondary HD: XP

Trying to dual boot with grub but when i select xp all i get is:

Booting 'windows xp'

rootnoverify (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainload +1
 
Old 08-27-2004, 05:34 PM   #2
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hi
post ur grub.conf here and
"fdisk - l " output here of both hdd

also is u windows partition active????

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Old 08-27-2004, 05:35 PM   #3
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Isn't this the kernel 2.6 error some users get after changing the size of a window partition? I had this happen to me, and found myself very lucky I updated everything I had before installing. I had to reformat the whole HD, since nothing worked for me either.

I hope you find a solution. I didn't.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 07:01 PM   #4
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Edit the
/boot/grub/grub.conf
file and remove line
makeactive
 
Old 08-27-2004, 10:51 PM   #5
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while i cannot access the computer at the moment (i will post the requested data tomorrow), i can boot windows if i make the windows hd the 1st hd
 
Old 08-28-2004, 12:52 AM   #6
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hi

pl. post the data along with error messages u get ...

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Old 08-28-2004, 09:15 PM   #7
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here is the requested info: (when i try to load with the xp hd as primary master i get an "error loading os" message) O_O:

Code:
[root@localhost root]# fdisk -l /dev/hda
 
Disk /dev/hda: 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/hda1   *           1           6       48163+  83  Linux
/dev/hda2               7        7839    62918572+  83  Linux
/dev/hda3            7840        8035     1574370   82  Linux swap
Code:
[root@localhost root]# fdisk -l /dev/hdb
 
Disk /dev/hdb: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77545 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
 
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1   *           1       67200    33868768+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb2           67209       77536     5205091+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdb5           67209       77536     5205060    b  W95 FAT32
grub.conf:
Code:
# 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 (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda2
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=1
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
title Windows XP
	rootnoverify (hd1,0)
	chainloader +1
 
Old 08-28-2004, 09:21 PM   #8
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also, how do i check if my partition is active? also also, partition magic (EVIL!) give me error 110 when using it:
partition table number of sectors inconsistant
 
Old 08-29-2004, 12:45 AM   #9
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hi
when u run

fdisk -/l /dev/hda

u get a * in the boot column, indicating this is a partiton which is capable of
booting (or active)

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