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Old 06-10-2004, 08:57 AM   #1
DJWS
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Question I Can't Dual Boot Into Windows XP


I've just installed Fedora Core 2 on my laptop. This is the break down of how my drive is partitioned:
WinXP - I have this as NTFS and is my XP system partition
Doc - I have this partition available for files and such, FAT32
UNALLOCATED - I left 7 GB of unallocated space for my Fedora Core 2 installation

When I installed Fedora Core 2 It gave me an error saying something to the likes of "my partition tables aren't aligned, and MAY cause a problem with some boot loaders, but is unlikely"? then gave me the option of ignoring it, so i did
other then that the installation went fine, i installed linux in the unallocated space without a swap file.
Now when I boot my computer and choose XP it just displays this and stops:
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
I can boot into Linux fine, and a friend of mine edited fstab so I can see my NTFS and FAT32 partitions. Any suggestions?? does the error mentioned above have anything to do with it? Be gentle, I'm a real newbie
-Thanks
 
Old 06-10-2004, 09:03 AM   #2
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You might want to check this out.
http://lwn.net/Articles/86835/

Dual Booting Issues With Fedora Core 2 and Windows: Prevention & Recovery
 
Old 06-10-2004, 09:20 AM   #3
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I've just tried that, and entered the command exactly as shown with the --force option, shutdown and rebooted, but still the same error, any otherthoughts?
 
Old 06-10-2004, 10:18 AM   #4
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could someone give me a second opinion on this method? as the one using sfdisk didn't work for me. http://www.aarjav.net/articles/dual.txt
 
Old 06-10-2004, 12:07 PM   #5
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I got the same problem , but with Winme instead of Win XP!

Would u mind telling me the solution in case you know it ?
 
Old 06-11-2004, 01:57 PM   #6
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Can't Mount NTFS or FAT32

Well, I fixed by going to the link mentioned in the reply above and re-installed everything on my drive and manually set the CHS it worked! i have both winXP and FC2. Now the only problem is I can't mount my NTFS or FAT32 partitions??? anyideas? It worked fine before?
 
  


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