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Old 01-18-2003, 05:12 PM   #16
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sunnje, I really need to see the whole file, not just the boot portions. Open it up again and copy it to your next post.

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Old 01-20-2003, 03:28 AM   #17
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Here it is:

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda3
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=1
timeout=10
fallback 1
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
password --md5 $1$��uUlD$Av.WVVX7TVFTS1I4c/Rrb.
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-14)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /initrd-2.4.18-14.img
title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot
 
Old 01-20-2003, 05:43 PM   #18
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Snake,

You have set a password for your bootloader. When you get the boot prompt, enter the password and it should give you the menu. Without the correct password, it will not allow the you to proceed, it will merely continue looping back onto itself.
 
Old 01-23-2003, 04:43 AM   #19
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Hei! How do I set a password?
 
Old 01-23-2003, 08:55 PM   #20
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OK, go back to you .conf file and take out the fallback and password lines (you can simply put a # at the beginning, if you want). Then reboot and it will not longer want a password and you should be able to boot.
 
Old 01-25-2003, 10:38 AM   #21
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I did that, but I still cannot choose to boot windows. Somehow it looks as if I can perform grub.conf as I want but it doesnt have any effect at all....
 
Old 01-25-2003, 04:56 PM   #22
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Tell me if this is an accurate picture of what you have:

When you boot your computer, you get a Grub menu that gives you the option of booting Red Hat or XP. You can boot Red Hat without problems, but XP gives you errors.

Partition Magic 7.0 trashed one of my NTFS partitions when I used it to move the partition. Here's how to find out if you've joined the club:

Boot from the Rescue Disk or the XP CD and get to a DOS prompt (I think XP calls it a Cmd Prompt). Basically, it looks like s DOS prompt. Try to access C:\.

If it comes back as an invalid drive, you've joined the club. You will need to reinstall XP. Doing that will overwrite your MBR, so you will need a bootdisk for Red Hat to restart it afterwards. Boot it up as root and issue this command:

/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda

That will reinstall your Grub boot loader and you should be good to go.
 
Old 01-27-2003, 12:40 PM   #23
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Hei!
When I start the computer I cannot choose between linux and XP it just says something like
'you can type linux <parameters> to change the parameter if you like.
boot: '
It doesn't look like the grub menu to me but I don't know what else it could be. I even looked if I maybe have lilo as boot manager although I am quite sure I set grub to be the default boot manager. but I cannot find lilo anywhere so I guess I don't.
when I type something else then linux after boot: then it says something like 'cannot find kernel .....'
I will try out tomorrow what happened to windows. Hopefully it is still alive!!
 
Old 01-31-2003, 07:23 AM   #24
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Strange, strange computer!
Windows is working fine and there is no problem to access C: either.
I didn't do anything, but today I got suddenly the grub screen and could boot windows. Unfortunately only once, now everything is the same as all the time before.
What does this mean???
 
  


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