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Old 11-23-2009, 05:27 PM   #1
Jeremy666
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Trouble dual booting windows xp and fedora 12


i have windows xp installed first then i installed fedora 12 and when i try to boot into other or windows xp it says unsupported format i fiddled around with the boot conf using other forums for a guide but i cant figure it out my conf file is as follows
# 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 (hd0,2)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root
# initrd /initrd-[generic-]version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=2
timeout=20
splashimage=(hd0,2)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title GNU GRUB 2, (1.98)
kernel /grub2/core.img
title Fedora (2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686 ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root noiswmd LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet
initrd /initramfs-2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686.img
title microsoft windows xp
root (hd0,2)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1


please help my xp wont boot

Last edited by pixellany; 11-23-2009 at 05:48 PM. Reason: better title
 
Old 11-23-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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I edited your title to be a little calmer...

You implied that Windows is on the first partition (good thing). If so, then the entry in menu.lst should be "root (hd0,0)" (no quotes)
 
Old 11-23-2009, 08:40 PM   #3
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from your post
Quote:
title Fedora (2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686 ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root noiswmd LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet
initrd /initramfs-2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686.img
title microsoft windows xp
root (hd0,2)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1
you have both fedora and windows set to THE SAME PARTITION

from the fedora install dvd run it in rescue mode and then run this command
Code:
fdisk -l
this will give you a list of the partitions

MS Windows SHOULD BE THE VERY FIRST hd0,0
if it is not on the first partition on the first drive then windows will "kick and scream " and through a fit. ( think of a 3 year old's tantrum )

if you installed grub on the MBR ( default ) and replaced ms's bootloader

there will be an " * " on the line for hda1 from the fdick command
 
Old 12-15-2009, 10:25 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by John VV View Post
from your post

from the fedora install dvd run it in rescue mode ...
John I'm using the "Fedora 12 x86_64 Live KDE" disk, how do I get it into rescue mode?

All I see in the list is Boot, Verify and boot, Memory test and Boot from local drive.

I can edit these but not sure what to edit.


You can't need the CD 1 or DVD. Got CD 1 and ran in Rescue mode.
Thanks,
John

Last edited by jfraymondpa; 12-21-2009 at 12:41 PM. Reason: Solved
 
  


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