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llearner 01-24-2010 11:16 AM

mandriva dual boot filesystem type unknown,partition type 0x7
 
hi..

i knw this problem has been discussed in all possible linux forums and i tried out all possible solutions..but still facing the same ............


i have installed windows xp and mandriva 2010 on the same hard disk and in different partitions.

am able to boot my linux but when I boot windows it gives me the following error

root (hd0,9)
filesystem type unknown,partition type 0x7
chainloader +1

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the contents of my /boot/grub/menu.lst are :
timeout 10
color black/cyan yellow/cyan
default 3

title linux
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=UUID=81ba44d1-cb81-4548-a76d-10e34451fc7c resume=UUID=42f5d69e-cb23-4eff-83ac-88469fa388f8 splash=silent vga=788
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img

title linux-nonfb
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=UUID=81ba44d1-cb81-4548-a76d-10e34451fc7c resume=UUID=42f5d69e-cb23-4eff-83ac-88469fa388f8
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img

title failsafe
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=UUID=81ba44d1-cb81-4548-a76d-10e34451fc7c failsafe
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img

title windows
root (hd0,9)
chainloader +1

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output of my fdisk -l is :
fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x14ab14aa

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 2403 19302066 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 2404 19456 136978222+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 2404 2680 2224971 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 2681 5099 19430586 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 5100 8923 30716248+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda8 8924 12747 30716248+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda9 12748 15934 25599546 b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda10 15935 19456 28290433+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
[root@localhost xxxxx]#



can anyone help me regarding this?

thanks :)

Brains 01-24-2010 01:38 PM

You only have one primary partition, and it's a Linux file system.
Windows XP requires it's boot files in a primary partition. The best way to avoid this problem is to install Windows first, or create 2 or 3 primary partitions and install either all of Windows in a primary, or format a small primary with Windows file system and the Windows installer will see it and use it for the boot files, then you'll have to reconfigure grub...if that's your boot loader.

Keep in mind, in mechanical hard drives, due to zone bit recording, the first partition is the fastest partition, optimally this is where you should consider putting the operating system that can benefit most from this partition's advantage.

llearner 01-24-2010 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brains (Post 3838906)
You only have one primary partition, and it's a Linux file system.
Windows XP requires it's boot files in a primary partition. The best way to avoid this problem is to install Windows first, or create 2 or 3 primary partitions and install either all of Windows in a primary, or format a small primary with Windows file system and the Windows installer will see it and use it for the boot files, then you'll have to reconfigure grub...if that's your boot loader.

Keep in mind, in mechanical hard drives, due to zone bit recording, the first partition is the fastest partition, optimally this is where you should consider putting the operating system that can benefit most from this partition's advantage.


ya..i did first install the xp and then mandriva..i hav configured a xp-linux dual boot a lotta times..but this one is giving me a prob..
shud i change anything in my menu.lst ?


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