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Old 03-29-2004, 01:37 PM   #1
MonicaClinton
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need help configuring bootloader for mandrake 10 rc1


I have one 40 GB hard drive. divided in the following manner:

-WinXP ntfs 35 GB, primary partition, used to be the C drive on windows
-5 GB of unpartitioned space, extended partition

I installed Mandrake 10.0 RC1 on the 5 GB area:
-I can access Mandrake and use it
-I can browse the files on my ntfs 35 GB partition from Mandrake
-but I can no longer boot into my WinXP partition

From Mandrake, my 35 GB ntfs partition is accessible from /mnt/windows/
From the Mandrake install screen, where they let you customize your partitions, I can tell that my WinXP 35 GB ntfs is identifiled as "hda1".

I tried many things, including:
- going into the GUI bootloader configurator of Mandrake and switching from Grub bootloader to Lilo
- make sure that that "/dev/had1" is associated with the windows choice in the list

-manually changing the code in lilo.conf
-manually changing the code in the menu.lst file that controls what Grub does during booting
-I don't know exactly what to write in lilo.conf or menu.lst,so I tried a lot of random things like putting /dev/hda1 where I thoguht it would make sense, dind't work of course.

So what exaclty should I write in the grub bootloader's menu.lst file?

I also tried installing Lindows, hoping that the new bootloader will fix everything, but it did not. I could get into Lindows, but not boot into WindowsXP.

I treid to use a WinXP CD to repair my windows installation, but it still would not boot.

I tried to reinstall WinXP in the 5 GB partition, but during the install, after WindowsXP finished copying the files to my hard drive, it said that it will now reboot to complete the install, but after the reboot it would be stuck there. There is no GUI asking me to enter my computer name, organization, time Zone etc....

Any solutions?
Thanks for any help.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 02:04 PM   #2
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Hello,

well, let us see your "menu.lst"!

cu

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Old 03-29-2004, 02:07 PM   #3
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the default menu.lst should be something like this, I dont have it right here, so I,ll just write the 2 lines relevant to windows:

root (hd0,0)
chainloader + 1

I tried stuff like root(hd0,1) and that didnt work
 
Old 03-29-2004, 02:28 PM   #4
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Hello,

Quote:
chainloader + 1
no, there hasn't to be a space between "+" and "1"!

Is there a "title" line above the following line?
Quote:
root (hd0,0)
Also, maybe "makeactive" could help...

cu

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