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Old 03-19-2004, 01:52 AM   #1
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Fedora and WinXP on grub


Hi

I've been looking through the dual-boot posts but can't seem to find a solution to my problem - sorry if I've just been too stupid/blind to see it..

I installed winXP home first, then Fedora. Grub boots fedora okay, but when I choose WinXP it does :

rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader +1

And then nothing. In the hardware manager in linux it says this about my hard drive:

hda1 1 765 6001 et3
hda2 766 2432 13076 Extended
-> hda5 766 2432 13076 ntfs

I've tried doing a grub-install /dev/hda but it installs and the same outcome occurs.

How do I get winxp to boot? Thanks in advance
 
Old 03-19-2004, 02:05 AM   #2
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Hmm it looks like grub is giving the wrong command to look at your harddrive partition. You said you installed XP b4 Fedora? My suggestion, boot Fedora and edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and change your hda0 that your grub has to hda5 instead ? It looks like that could be your conflict.

Let me know how it goes.

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Old 03-19-2004, 02:11 AM   #3
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Now it says:

rootnoverify (hd0,5)
chainloader +1

Then a blinking cursor and nothing else

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Old 03-19-2004, 08:23 AM   #4
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How did you install the two? Any previous configurations?
 
Old 03-19-2004, 11:30 PM   #5
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Hmm, how did you partition your HD? What program did you use? How are the partitions organized?
 
Old 03-21-2004, 03:38 PM   #6
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hi,

Thanks for the replies! I fiddled with grub for a while, and once the screen corrupted and it wouldn't boot at all. That REALLY stuffed me up.

I eventually just fdisk /mbr and then used a bootdisk to load winXP again on the ntfs partition. Found out how to access missing accounts (arg windows), got my important files backed up, and then wiped the hard drive. I set it up (partition magic) so that the ntfs partition was primary and first on the drive followed by the ext3. Installed winXP and then fedora. Grub set itself up properly and now everything works fine.

 
  


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