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Old 05-03-2005, 01:28 PM   #1
stabile007
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Gentoo GRUB errors


I cannot boot into my windows partition because it says unexecutable format or something like that and I cannot boot into linux because it keeps giving me a parition error. On top of all that the screen is all screwed up for some stupid reaosn. This is really pissing me off.

I manually installed grub and had no errors as well.

Here is my grub.conf

Code:
default 1
timeout 10
splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.11-r6
root (hd1,0)
kernel /kernel-2.6.11-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/hdb3 vga=0x31B # also tried putting (1,0) before kernel

title=Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1


FStab:
Code:
/dev/hdb1 /boot ext3 defaults,noatime 1 2
/dev/hdb3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
/dev/hdb2 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0


Please help :'( I got it working on my laptop but for some reason even typing it the same way minus the drive numbers it refuses to work on my desktop. I have a Radeon 9800 Pro if that helps with the grpahicical screw ups. Oh and this is about my 100th attempt to get it working on my desktop.
 
Old 05-03-2005, 02:41 PM   #2
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Your grub file looks just fine to me...so can you post the exact error messages you are getting when trying to boot either OS? I don't really know jack about windows, but the only thing I can think of to keep linux from booting is if you don't have ext3 filesystem built in to your kernel (not a module).

Exact error messages might help here...
 
  


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