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Old 10-13-2004, 11:33 AM   #1
Alkalined
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FC1 & WinXP (Dual boot)


Hi, I have the following problem..
I have 2 hard discs..
First one (Primary Master) has XP on it
I installed Fedora Core 1 on the second hdd (Secondary Master) and setup GRUB to be installed on the same drive (not on the MBR)
Then I told BIOS to boot from HDD-1 instead of HDD-0 and everything looks allright..
But, when I reboot, it just says 'GRUB' and hangs

I can still boot Windows when i set the BIOS to boot from HDD-0
and I boot linux with the emergency floppy disk..

Any hints how to fix this would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 10-15-2004, 07:10 AM   #2
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saying grub and hangs means grub is in your second drive mbr but is failing to boot your default option.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=237511 have at look at this for your situation


menu.lst could be
timeout 5
default 0

title linux
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda5 ro
initrd /boot/initrd.img

(change to suit your /etc/fstab)

titlle windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1


2) check that your /boot/grub/device.map file is normal and is
(hd0) /dev/hda
(hd1) /dev/hdb or c (not enough info from post)

if its reversed we change the device map file as its easier for all to understand.

post your /etc/fstab file if you get into troubles
 
Old 10-29-2004, 04:43 AM   #3
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Thanx for the advise, unfortunately I can't try if it works.. after a couple of days strugling with it I gave it up and installed slackware instead with lilo as a boot manager and all works fine now...

It didn't even need a separate partition for the boot manager.. (I don't know why I made such for GRUB, maybe someone had advised me so) Maybe that was the problem :-?
 
Old 10-29-2004, 08:48 PM   #4
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I am assuming you mean you have no /boot partition so /boot is a sub-folder of / partition?

Even if you have LILO its good to have a separate boot parition but don't change it until you find an issue with your current setup.

If there are muliple users on your single partition system you may want to read about quotas to stop one of your users filling up your hard drive with their stuff?

I did mention post your /etc/fstab as the root command defines the /boot partition or the /boot sub-folder
 
  


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