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Old 08-23-2006, 09:24 PM   #1
ImNeat
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Grub won't boot Windows


I can't get grub to boot my Windows partition
I have Linspire on partition 1 and Windows on partition 5.
Here's my menu.lst:
Code:
# sda1, boot entry
title Linspire
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14  root=/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 rootdev=0x0801 ramdisk=33216 vide$
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.14.gz

# sda5, MS Windows
title Windows
unhide (hd0,4)
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
makeactive
chainloader +1
Linspire boots fine but when I select windows I get:
"Error 12: Invalid Device Request"

Anyone know what could be wrong? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-23-2006, 09:54 PM   #2
sethis
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When i tried to use GRUB it gave me a Blue Screen of Death, I think this was becuase i installed Grub on top of my Master boot Record did you install Grub on a separate partition?
 
Old 08-23-2006, 10:09 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sethis
When i tried to use GRUB it gave me a Blue Screen of Death, I think this was becuase i installed Grub on top of my Master boot Record did you install Grub on a separate partition?
Not true, installing GRUB on MBR would not cause any problem (if installed correctly). If you want grub to come up on boot and show you a menu of OSes installed then you need to install it on the MBR (can be master or slave drive). Installing grub on a partition is not going to bring up grub on boot up.

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