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I just installed Mandrake Linux 10 onto a separate partition on the same hard drive as my Windows XP Pro partition.Now, whenever in GRUB I select to boot the Win XP installation I get the following message:
Filesystem Type Unknown. Patition Type 0x7
How do I fix this? I've used the WinXP repair console and tried writing a new MBR, but neither works. I'm completely new to Linux, so go easy on the code.
Last edited by Le_Petit_Lapin; 08-28-2004 at 12:57 PM.
the windows entry should be like this
u have one change on the "rootnoverify" line as compared to my grub.conf file
replace "root" by "rootnoverify"
Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 158816 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 16260 8195008+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 16261 158816 71848224 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 16261 142200 63473728+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6 142201 144272 1044256+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda7 144273 158816 7330144+ 83 Linux
None of that means very much to me. I dont know how to remove, or replace, the GRUB so I havent done that.
Is there any way I can install Windows again, (clean format c: (hda1), leave d: (hda2) as my files are stored there? is it possible for me to get a copy of my windows regestry as a file in Linux, so I could save it to CD, then after re-installing Windows, I simply put the registry back, and all the programs (stored on D would work without being re-installed?
Last edited by Le_Petit_Lapin; 08-29-2004 at 09:58 AM.
I'm not particuluarly bothered that is not booting any operating system, I realised that all my important files are on the d: (hda2) partition, so if windows isnt working, then to hell with it, I'll just re-install the bugger.... (again).
The Windows partition IS marked as active. So it must be just Windows thats gone wrong somewhere. In any case I dont think I'll be installing or using Fedora again, at least until the next release, it caused problems last time I used it.
I was thinking of trying to install a copy of Gentoo, sure it might take a while but isnt it supposed to be the most optimised?
Anyway, does anyone know of a way to Extract the Windows Registry as a file from my broken Windows installation from within Linux?