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Old 10-11-2003, 01:21 PM   #1
Gr3MliN
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Problem booting win2k


Hello!
I have 3 questions:

1. Win2000 won't boot.
2. Only one program can play sound, if xmms is playing, mplayer will freeze until I stop playing, other programs like wine give /dev/dsp w/ 1(Device or resource busy).
3. Many kernels.

Boot: First i had windowsXP, since I didn't like that I installed win2000. I
was unable to boot XP after but that didn't bother me. After a while I
wanted to try redhat9. During the install grub asked med to include the
other os, and i said yes. But if when i boot it from the menu i just get i a black screen with nothing useful, and it stops.
part of /etc/grub.conf
title win2k
rootnoverify (hd0,6)
chainloader +1

I know the ext2 system is on /dev/hda5 and win2k /dev/hda7
If I ever get in win, is it safe to resize my linuxpartiton using partiton magic?

Sound: I have a integrated sounddevice on my abit ic7 board (Intel Corp.|82801EB AC'97 Audio), I didn't find any drivers so i finally got the sound working with the ALSA drivers, i have also played around in KDE control center, but nothing seems to change.

kernel: After some experimenting with making my own kernels i have 2.4.18-14, 2.4.20-20.9(currently using) and 2.4.20-20.9smp. Does this take a lot of space? because i have only 5 GB (until i can resize my winpartition). How do i remove them if that would be necessary?

Thanks.

Gr3MliN
 
Old 10-11-2003, 03:38 PM   #2
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RE: boot WIN2k

i think u may be missing the "boot" command @ the end of the win2k block in the grub conf if u say the paths are correct.

try that an let me know
 
Old 10-11-2003, 03:43 PM   #3
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"How do i remove them if that would be necessary?"

You go into /boot and delete the kernel. Then you go to /lib/modules/ and delete the directory that corresponds to the kernel that you deleted. Optionally you can also take the kernels out of grub.conf.

"If I ever get in win, is it safe to resize my linuxpartiton using partiton magic?"

If you resize a linux partition you will lose the contents of that partition.

"part of /etc/grub.conf
title win2k
rootnoverify (hd0,6)
chainloader +1"

I am far from an expert on Windows but I thing that you are telling grub that you have a Windows bootloader installed in /dev/hda6. Do you?


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Old 10-11-2003, 07:51 PM   #4
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DoubleOTeC: Did you mean add boot like this? "rootnoverify (hd0,6) boot" I didn't notice any changes.

Jailbait: I think it is boots 6+1, since the win2k partition is hda7. on /dev/hda6 it is a swap(if I try booting from hda0,5 I get an error: Invalid or unsupported executable format) partition, and linux loads from hd0,4.(I assume it really is /dev/hda5)
 
Old 10-11-2003, 08:01 PM   #5
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"I think it is boots 6+1"

Right. I should have said /dev/hda7. The partition number is not where I think the problem is. I think that you have to install a Windows bootloader on /dev/hda7.


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Old 10-12-2003, 03:25 PM   #6
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make boot the next line or command
 
Old 10-22-2003, 09:22 AM   #7
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I'm sorry I disappeared, was gone for a couple of days.

I found out what was wrong now, I had a old xp partition, that I (thought I) didn't need. So I deleted it before installing linux. Later, I found out that that partition included my windows boot loader.. Thats the reason it won't work.

I need windows for various things, so I will install it again. But, when I install it, i'm afraid of loosing my redhat, is a way to install grub in the mbr after I install win, so I can configure it to load windows after?

After installing win I can boot rh with dualboot, right? Do I need a bootdisk, in case; how do I make that for redhat?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 10:11 AM   #8
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When you install Windows it will overwrite the MBR with its own bootloader. You will have to boot into Red Hat, edit /etc/grub.conf to reflect your new configuration, and run grub-install to put grub back on the MBR.

So before you install Windows you should make a boot floppy to use when the MBR is messed up by Windows.
http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/...with-GRUB.html

Or

You can boot your Red Hat install disk into rescue mode and then use the rescue mode to boot into Red Hat.

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Old 10-24-2003, 08:34 PM   #9
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Thanks for the help
 
  


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