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i jus reinstalled winblows and linux. this is how my hdd is partitioned.
hda1 - Linux
hda2 - extended
hda5 - swap
hda6 - ntfs
hda7 - no filesystem
now hda7 isnt formatted cuz i wanted it in ntfs when i loaded up windows after installing it and installing linux. i installed XP first, did the first boot. rebooted and started installing linux. fedora release 1. my grub line for windows says
i tried changing the 4 to anything else and it says illegal command. i guess im being daft about this but i havent a clue what to do. thanks for your time.
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda1
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi rhgb acpi=on
title Windows XP
windows? after installing linux...the first time i tried it gave this error...been trying to debug it ever since. thanks dude for helpin me out
I am out of ideas unless the bootable flag needs to be set for XP (use fdisk to toggle the bootable flag, and I have no experience with XP, btw) to run.
I haven't been able to get Windows98 happy unless it is installed on the first primary partition. I thought XP was more flexible and the guy that wrote the Gentoo instructions have it installed at the same place as you do.
Sat Nov 22 02:40am fancy@tinwhistle ~$ su -
Sat Nov 22 02:40am root@tinwhistle ~ # fdisk /dev/hda
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 4865.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
Command (m for help): m
a toggle a bootable flag
b edit bsd disklabel
c toggle the dos compatibility flag
d delete a partition
l list known partition types
m print this menu
n add a new partition
o create a new empty DOS partition table
p print the partition table
q quit without saving changes
s create a new empty Sun disklabel
t change a partition's system id
u change display/entry units
v verify the partition table
w write table to disk and exit
x extra functionality (experts only)
Command (m for help):