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Old 11-07-2004, 12:58 PM   #1
dezmaycry
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installed fedora, and now xp will not run


I installed fedora, and forgot to specify that i wanted windows xp on the boot loader, and now I cannot figure out how to get it there.
this is my grub.conf:

# 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 (hd1,1)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdb2
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=1
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd1,1)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
root (hd1,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

help please!!! thanks in advance
 
Old 11-07-2004, 01:07 PM   #2
peacebwitchu
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It looks like it is there but labeled "other"
 
Old 11-07-2004, 01:18 PM   #3
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yep, it seems like "Other" is "Window$" , edit the title.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 01:49 PM   #4
dezmaycry
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actually i have tried renaming it several times, and nothing worked... it locks up at

booting 'Windows XP'

rootnoverify hd0,0
chainloader +1

i let it sit at that overnight to see if it would load and was just taking a long time, but it did not load
 
Old 11-07-2004, 07:04 PM   #5
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This is a common problem in distros based on the 2.6 kernel and the solution can be found at http://lwn.net/Articles/86835/ . Just as a word of advice, when using Linux, you need to really learn to use Google effectively (not just the Web search either, but Google Groups too).
 
  


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