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Old 08-08-2009, 10:08 PM   #1
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grub booting gateway system recovery instead of windows


ok so i dual booted and installed fedora 11 on my friends comp. When i went to gparted live i deleted what i thought was a unnecessary partition called data, on windows it was the D drive( i did this because he already had 3 windows type partitions on his hard drive, and i checked the partition on windows and checked for hidden files and it was completly empty . But after i deleted it windows loaded up fine so there was no issue.

This is when i installed fedora 11 with grub. it installed perfectly with out any issues. But now when i try and go to windows in grub it says loading windows and goes to the gateway system recovery. im not sure how to fix this issue of if i did something wrong.

i know grub might cause windows to freak out but i dont think it would cause a loading problem

my friends was using windows vista 64 bit by the way
 
Old 08-08-2009, 10:34 PM   #2
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This could possibly a problem with the partition that is pointed on windows under grub. It could be pointing to the gateway recovery partition. Can you post your /boot/grub/menu.lst
 
Old 08-08-2009, 10:42 PM   #3
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sure here it is



# 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 (hd0,2)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda5
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=1
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,2)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora (2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i686.PAE)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i686.PAE ro root=UUID=03454c56-1839-46df-8b6e-cf4fcda435b7 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i686.PAE.img
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 08-08-2009, 10:50 PM   #4
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have you tried changing it to rootnoverify(hd0,1)? that my get you going. I am not sure if you have to run any kind of update on grub after the change.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 11:17 PM   #5
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that worked thanks
 
Old 08-08-2009, 11:20 PM   #6
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Glad to hear that it worked. Did you have to run any grub commands after making the change to menu.lst?
 
Old 08-09-2009, 02:59 AM   #7
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no i didn't. i actually just started trying to learn the commands lol. anyways thanks for the help.

oh i have one other question related to my comp not my friends.
So for a while i ran windows and fedora, but recently i decided i wanted to up my learning and install slackware (tribooting lol). i ibstalled t somewhat successfully but since slackware uses lilo and i use grub because i was reading that grub is more is genrally easier to configure and such i didngt install lilo. and i wasnt able to reinstall grub and now grub isnt picking up slackware. so i was woundering how would i go about doing this without reinstalling fedora or something cause that would be a pain.

Last edited by SSJGoku; 08-09-2009 at 03:00 AM.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 11:07 AM   #8
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If you can boot into fedora you would just add the boot root partition for slackware.

IE

title slackware
root (hd0,3)
kernel <what ever the kenerl is>

I will be honest grub is not my strong suit and never has been. I have just fiddeled with it enough to be somewhat dangerous. That is on my list of things to be more knowledgeable about. But that top line should get you started.
 
Old 08-13-2009, 11:51 PM   #9
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so i was wondering does it really matter what i put down for the kernel on the config...if so where can i find out what kernel Slackware is?
 
  


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