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Old 02-17-2004, 11:01 PM   #1
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using grub with XP


Anyone know how to set up grub to also boot XP. And also what is the validity of that fixmbr warning it gives you before you run it in the recovery console for XP. It tells you that you might not be able to access your partions after you run fixmbr?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:06 PM   #2
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Usually you use something like
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rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
to load your windows system partition(where ntldr is located)
The MBR contains the partition table, therefore if you tinker with it there's always a chance that things might break.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 03:05 PM   #3
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thanks I can get windows to run when I change the commands in grub to

rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

but I can only do this at the boot screen and it wont save the changes. It defaults to

rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader +1

which is wrong. I suppose I need to change this in grub.conf but how do I open this because it tells me from the terminal that access is denied. As u can see I know basically nothing about linux. THis is my first time usin it. thanks for the help
 
Old 02-18-2004, 04:26 PM   #4
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You need to be root in order to modify it, just type "su", enter your root password, then use your favorite text editor to modify it.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 04:52 PM   #5
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well I am root but it still tells me that "access is denied" in the terminal.

If I go find the file it says Nautilus has no installed viewer capable of displaying "/boot/grub/grub.conf".
 
Old 02-18-2004, 05:21 PM   #6
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Try "vi /boot/grub/grub.conf" as root.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 06:05 PM   #7
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great, now I can open it but I cant edit it. Is there something I have to do first to allow me to edit it


sorry about the stupid question........................
 
Old 02-18-2004, 06:27 PM   #8
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5 second vi guide:

open up the file, press 'i' to enter insert mode, make your changes, press "esc" then enter ":wq"
 
Old 02-20-2004, 04:52 PM   #9
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Or, use emacs, gedit, nano or the editor of your choice!
 
  


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