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Old 02-18-2004, 05:31 PM   #1
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Post Windows Xp Professional dual boot with Gentoo


i have just reciently installed Gentoo linux. i am using grub. It will only load the gentoo part at the boot screen. It says that the partion has a error with the chainloader +1. It will refuse to enter Xp. Help. Die Die Die Windows
 
Old 02-18-2004, 06:43 PM   #2
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Check the Gentoo forums, they have several in-depth discussions on dual booting NT/2K/XP with Linux using Grub. Use the search function there and you will get lots of good information.


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Old 02-18-2004, 07:52 PM   #3
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thanks for the info
 
Old 02-18-2004, 08:02 PM   #4
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i see all the ones taling abou there seperate hard drives, but i only have one.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 09:10 AM   #5
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Verify that the partition you are trying to chainload from really is the correct one.

So, if the Windows XP chainload section in grub.conf looks like this:
Code:
title=Windows XP
root (hd0,5)
chainloader +1
The partition specified as hosting Windows XP is (hd0,5), or in Linux techspeak /dev/hda6. hd0 is hda and the partition number in Grub techspeak is one less than in Linux because it starts with 0 instead of 1. So (hd0,0) is the first partition on the first IDE disk - or /dev/hda1. Verify that you have the correct partition specified. You can run fdisk -l /dev/hda to get a list of what partitions you have on your disk.


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Old 02-19-2004, 06:39 PM   #6
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i have the windows partition first in the hda1.
i wont reckonize the partition
the code that i have for the grb.conf is

title Windows Xp
unhide (hd0,0)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +!
can you help
 
  


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