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Old 07-25-2004, 06:25 AM   #1
ragingchihuahua
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Problem with a dual-boot system


Ok, I used Partition Magic to add a 20-gig partition to my C drive for Mandrake. Mandrake installed fine, and boots fine... but when I try to boot XP, I get a message that xmnt2002 has failed or something, and that autocheck won't run... then the system restarts. I can't get into Windows at all, and I'd kind of like to. I can access that partition through Mandrake, so if I need to remove files or something I could probably do that. Help?
 
Old 07-25-2004, 06:42 AM   #2
Ungluun
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Maybe the problem is lilo.
Take a look at the lilo.conf file. You can find it in /etc.
In that file you should look for this:

# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hdb1
label = Windows
# map-drive = 0x80
# to = 0x81
# map-drive = 0x81
# to = 0x80
table = /dev/hdb
# Windows bootable partition config ends

Maybe the problem is that the wrong partition is used.
Then you have to edit "other = /dev/hdb1" (or something like that), into the partition windows is using.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 07:13 AM   #3
ragingchihuahua
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Ok, here's what I have for the Windows partitions:

other=/dev/hda1
label="windows"
table=/dev/hda
other=/dev/hdb1
label="windows2"
table=/dev/hdb
map-drive=0x80
to=0x81
map-drive=0x81
to=0x80
other=/dev/hdd1
label="windows3"
table=/dev/hdd
map-drive=0x80
to=0x82
map-drive=0x82
to=0x80

hda1 is where XP is installed. The other two are other hard drives. What do I have to do to get hda1 working again?
 
  


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