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when i installed red hat 9.0 for some reason the boot loader just hangs when ever i try and start my system and i just get the word "GRUB" in the top left corner of my scene and it just hangs. Dose any one know what might be causing this problem. I installed XP first on a new hard drive i bough and then on another partion i put red hat . my config file looks like this:
password --md5 $1$dMDbJs6q$fAWragnhJDMiK6RMMzH65.
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
any help or idea why the boot loader is hanging when i start my system would be very helpful
Are you sure that your XP partition is on hdb5??There is no primary partition in your new harddisk??I think XP requires a primary partition.Try 'fdisk -l' or 'cat /proc/partitions' to make sure abt your partitions.
hd0 is hda
hd1 is hdb
hd1,4 is hdb5
hd0,1 is hda2
here are the partitions and XP ran befoer i installed red hat i have 2 installed versions of XP i havnt bothered to format the older one yet
major minor #blocks name rio rmerge rsect ruse wio wmerge wsect wuse running use aveq
You have got XP on a logical partition along with the redhat boot and swap (logical)partitions??and redhat root on a primary partition??I think XP boot must be a primary partition.And I am not the one who can help you cos though I feel that what I have said is correct,I am not very sure about this.If this is what 'fdisk -l' told you,then there are no errors with the grub config file.
some one please correct me if I am wrong.
I am wrong with the extended partitions.As you can see,there is an XP boot partition in hdb1.while it is hdb5 in the grub settings.so try changing the grub settings from (hd1,4) to (hd1,0).
ps- wrote post 6 without seeing post 7.