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Old 06-12-2006, 05:53 PM   #16
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uh oh


well, this morning, i tried all suggestions and finally ended up reinstalling linux totally (still installing now). i have a fresh slate - still booting with linux on primary. there is a theory that our SATA controllers are cheap and can't support dual boot...
 
Old 06-12-2006, 05:58 PM   #17
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oh man... booted linux, now grub won't even boot linux. it gives me error 17... cannot mount selected partition. please help quick, i have to leave soon...
 
Old 06-12-2006, 06:01 PM   #18
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never mind, changed linux grub configuration to (hd0,0)... i installed it with linux as secondary drive, then changed bios so linux was primary.
linux is booting again... now that pesky windows. i'll check out the fdisk
 
Old 06-12-2006, 06:11 PM   #19
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[root@ucmerced008-146 ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 9728 78140128+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 14 9729 78043770 8e Linux LVM

there's my "fdisk -l"
 
Old 06-12-2006, 06:12 PM   #20
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# 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 (hd1,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core (2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp.img
title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
map (hd1) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
makeactive
chainloader +1

and grub.conf
 
Old 06-13-2006, 12:48 AM   #21
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syg00..

Thanks for the correction. I did not realize that XP was being booted from a slave. I have my setup as two SATA masters, primary and secondary and have never used the mapping directives. I boot from SATA 1 (sda1, known to grub as (hd0,1)), and it boots Windows fine.

Thanks again,

Bob
 
  


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