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Old 06-28-2009, 02:15 PM   #1
patriboo
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Windows Vista and Centos5 64 bit Dual Boot Problems


Hello everyone,

I previously had a Windows Vista / Fedora dual boot on my desktop computer which worked with no problems. I have today replaced the Fedora O/S with CentOS 5 64bit and now I can not boot into Vista. When trying I see the following white text on the black screen:

Booting 'Vista'

rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

But nothing happens after this. CentOS boots fine, Here is the grub configuration:

Grub.conf
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title CentOS (2.6.18-128.el5)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-128.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup01/LogVol00 noapic rhgb

quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.18.128.el5.img
title Vista
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

Is some one able to assist?

Many Thanks
Patrick
 
Old 06-28-2009, 02:25 PM   #2
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Try:

title Vista
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

Hope that helps.
 
Old 06-28-2009, 03:12 PM   #3
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Your vista entry (rootnoverify (hd1,0) shows that it is on a second drive, separate from Fedora. Is that the case? If so you would need to change the entry if vista is on a second drive to:

title Vista
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader +1

If they are both on the same drive, you need to change the entry. Not knowing how many partitions you have it's hard to guess. Post the output of the 'fdisk -l' command run as root (lower case Letter L in command).
 
Old 06-28-2009, 03:14 PM   #4
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Hern,

Thanks for the quick response - I added the makeactive line into grub.conf but it unfortunately has not resolved the problem - any further ideas?

Yancek,

Thanks for getting abck to me, I did wonder about the HD mappings but being a newbie I didn't know how they should read. I have 2 HDD's but the primary SATA drive has both O/S's installed. It has 3 partitions:
1: VISTA NTFS
2: CENTOS EXT2FS
3: NTFS, a backup partition I have

Here is the FDISK -l output:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 38245 307200000 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 38246 38258 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 53543 60802 58304512 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 38259 53542 122768730 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 38259 53542 122768698+ 8e Linux LVM

There is an IDE drive with an old version of XP and Fedore installed, I wonder if that is confusing grub a little.

Thanks
Patrick

Last edited by patriboo; 06-28-2009 at 03:34 PM.
 
Old 06-28-2009, 03:27 PM   #5
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Partitions.

Shouldn't vista be on hd(0,0) then if its on the first partition of the first hard drive?

Last edited by Hern_28; 06-28-2009 at 03:32 PM. Reason: getting food during edit.. posted too slow ;)
 
Old 06-28-2009, 03:43 PM   #6
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Hern,

Changing rootnoverify (hd1,0) to rootnoverify (hd0,0) has solved the issue.

Your help was much appreciated.

Patrick
 
Old 06-28-2009, 03:45 PM   #7
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No Problem.

Anytime.
 
  


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