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Old 08-02-2004, 06:00 PM   #1
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Exclamation Triple booting WinXP/WinServer2003/RHEL3


Hi!,

I'm new to Linux. I'm trying to triple boot Windows XP Pro, Windows Server 2003 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux on the same system. This is how my system is setup:

Drive 1 - C: - 250gb ATA Windows XP partition
Drive 3 - D: - 120gb SATA Windows Server 2003 partition
Drive 2 - E: - 60gb ATA (drive I would like RHEL3 loaded on)

I have tried on more than one occasion to load RHEL after loading both versions of Windows, but all I have ended up with is the GRUB loader showing the word GRUB in the upper left corner with a flashing "_" right behind it.

I would like to know if anyone can help me get this setup WITHOUT loading another software product to handle the boot loader process.

Thank you in advance for your help,

Greg

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Old 08-02-2004, 06:54 PM   #2
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Only thing I can think of is to check for a few things:

Is Grub installed on the master driver?
Is Grub installed to the MBR? (I'm assuming so...)

A friend of mine tried to dual boot windows and linux on two seperate drives... I guess it can be hard to do sometimes.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 08:43 PM   #3
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Triple booting WinXP/WinServer2003/RHEL3

GRUB loaded on the /boot partition of the drive that Linux is loaded. If I try to load it of the drive where the MBR is located, GRUB loads but then locks up.

What can be done to resolve this issue?
 
Old 08-03-2004, 09:28 PM   #4
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There was a similar tread a little while ago at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=188870 The way I solved my problems with grub are listed on the bottom. It is not the same error you are getting but it might be worth looking at some of the suggestions there. My solution was not Ideal as it involved changing boot sequence in the CMOS.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 11:04 PM   #5
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Are you trynig to use nt os loader to boot Linux?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 11:41 AM   #6
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Triple booting WinXP/WinServer2003/RHEL3

I'm trying to use either NTLOADER or GRUB. Basically whichever one works, that one I'll use.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 12:06 AM   #7
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so you extracted the bootsector with the dd command, copied it to c:\ and modified boot.ini, but all you get is "GRUB" when you try to boot it?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 02:08 AM   #8
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Triple booting WinXP/WinServer2003/RHEL3

Yes,

I've tried that as well. Yet the only thing I still get is the "GRUB_".

What do you recommend?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 02:41 AM   #9
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See if this helps, don't use the dd command in Linux, get bootpart, run it under Windows and use it to extract the bootsector from the partition which contains GRUB.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 01:23 PM   #10
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I have tried using the bootpart application, but it does not seem to work for me either.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 01:41 PM   #11
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maybe try lilo,
"liloconfig" use '' expert'' option. ,add linux and user partitions, and install it in the MBR of hda.? works for me...

egag
 
Old 08-10-2004, 01:49 PM   #12
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I will give it a try within a few days. Thanks for the advice.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 05:12 PM   #13
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why don't u load up through the rescue mode and then at the prompt

#chroot /mnt/sysimage
#grub-install /dev/hda

this will install grub om the mbr of hda

regards
gaurav
 
  


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