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Old 02-09-2006, 07:04 PM   #16
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Okay, not sure if spaces and stuff matter, but from another tutorial, it reads like this:

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

The only differences I see is there is no space between "chainloader" and "+1" and "makeactive" comes at the end...
 
Old 02-09-2006, 07:44 PM   #17
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Is there supposed to be a boot at the end? If not, it didn't work either. It was a wierd not work, it just reloaded the menu. That's it.

When I place boot in it, it tells me I need to load kernel first.

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Old 02-09-2006, 07:57 PM   #18
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can you post /boot/device.map (or /boot/grub/device.map -- I'm not sitting in front of my linux box right now). Maybe something is a bit awkward...
 
Old 02-09-2006, 08:28 PM   #19
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Code:
(hd1)	/dev/hdb
(fd0)	/dev/fd0
(hd0)	/dev/hda
 
Old 02-09-2006, 08:36 PM   #20
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Okay, one last silly question to clarify. Is Windows installed to the primary partition on hda or to the NTFS partition on hdb?
 
Old 02-09-2006, 08:46 PM   #21
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Primary on hda.
 
Old 02-09-2006, 09:23 PM   #22
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Actually, look closer at the second drive. See anything missing anyone? Anyone?

Little hint... its a boot flag. No bootable partitions. Use fdisk to make the one mapped to /boot(or if going sans /boot, just the main linux partition(NOT SWAP)) bootable.
 
Old 02-09-2006, 09:38 PM   #23
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But I can boot into the second drive, which has SUSE in it, as I'm on it right now. It's botting into Windows that's giving me problems.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 02:18 PM   #24
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How do I make a boot flag?
 
Old 02-10-2006, 03:27 PM   #25
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"fdisk /dev/DRIVENAME" like "fdisk /dev/hda", then you print(hit "p" and enter) the list to see which partition is the one you need... then hit "a" to toggle the boot flag, type the partition number, and save settings("w"). Then reboot.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 03:46 PM   #26
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My advice is to edit Suse's /boot/grub/menu.lst and put a # in front of

Code:
#gfxmenu (hd1,2)/boot/message
This will disable the graphic and allow you to get a Grub prompt by pressing "c" at the new Grub menu.

You can then boot the XP manually by typing at the Grub prompt line by line
Code:
root (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot
Report error if that fails
 
Old 02-10-2006, 08:15 PM   #27
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root (hd0,0)

gives the error:

Filesystem type unknown, partition tpye 0x7.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 08:18 PM   #28
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Try rootnoverify (hd0,0).
 
Old 02-10-2006, 08:30 PM   #29
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That gives me nothing. It just goes to the next prompt.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 08:31 PM   #30
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Did you continue with Saikee's list? i.e. type makeactive and then chainloader +1 and then boot?
 
  


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