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Old 02-16-2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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Grub Cant boot windows on 2nd Disk


Hi everyone,
For some reason grub wont boot my XP hdd. The HDD boots fine on its own however if i run

rootnoverify (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot

All it does is it shows me that with a flashing cursor under it.

I might try to run fixmbr/fixboot on the 2nd disk. Is that a good idea?


*edit*
ok it isnt a good idea -.-. When i run my Windows HDD on its own XP boots but when i run the tux disk primary windows secondary it just says "Error Loading operating System".

Is there a way to repair the MBR or reinstall grub or whatever it is i need to do?

Thanks
Julius

Last edited by gruelius; 02-16-2007 at 08:25 PM.
 
Old 02-16-2007, 08:31 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gruelius
For some reason grub wont boot my XP hdd.
Wrong !!! XP won't boot your XP hdd. M$oft in their infinite stupidity require it to be the first (boot) disk.
Amend as below
Code:
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot
 
Old 02-16-2007, 08:44 PM   #3
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Ok i fixed it so i can get back into linux however windows still wont work.

The way i have the disks set up is:
Master HDD (120GB) HDA
hda1 boot
hda2 swap
hda3 /
hda4 home

Secondary HDD (200GB) HDB
hda1 Windows
80gb or so free space.

When i did fixmbr on the windows install i remember it said something like \Disk0\Partition0. Could fixmbr be making windows go to the primary disk after its chainloaded or would that show up a visible error?

Thanks
Julius

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Old 02-16-2007, 08:50 PM   #4
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Fixed

Thanks heaps

Last edited by gruelius; 02-16-2007 at 08:56 PM.
 
Old 02-16-2007, 08:54 PM   #5
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Ignore XP for now, it'll be fine.
Did you do the change I suggested ???. (in /boot/grub/menu.lst - forgot to mention that).
 
Old 02-16-2007, 09:10 PM   #6
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Try (hd1,1) in case there is a (hidden) vendor recovery disk there.
 
Old 02-16-2007, 09:31 PM   #7
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lol i forgot to type in one of your lines to get it to work, fixed it

Now onto sound card / mouse :P
 
  


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