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Old 10-20-2004, 03:12 AM   #1
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Windows XP will not boot properly on hdb


Well I've been running linux for the past year and half, so I gave little care to my WIndows XP partitian. I bought a new hard drive a good while ago, and have linux primarily on hda. windows is the only OS on hdb, but no matter what I try it refuses to boot. The grub entry I have for it is:
Quote:
title Windows XP
unhide (hd1,0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
hide (hd0,0)
hide (hd0,1)
hide (hd0,2)
hide (hd0,3)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1
makeactive
boot
which results in
http://eedok.voidofmind.com/sig/icam0013.jpg
when I try to boot into it.

The reason for the wanted boot is to put a pdf file onto my palm pilot, so if there's a linux solution to converting a pdf file to acrobat for palm format and putting it on a zire 31 on linux, that'd work just as fine.

Thanks in advance
-EEDOK
 
Old 10-20-2004, 03:33 AM   #2
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Try this--->

title Wind0ze Xp
map (hd1) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
 
Old 10-20-2004, 09:59 AM   #3
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I still get the same blue screen.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 11:21 AM   #4
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Hm, a blue screen? Can this even be Grub's fault? Maybe your windoze is busted. Try booting Windows with an original Windows mbr.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 03:06 PM   #5
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I agree with the dragon ... make ur windows hard-disk as master [hda] and try... getting into windows..
 
Old 10-21-2004, 12:13 PM   #6
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It's been fixed, didn't have to use windows MBR, just had to edit boot.ini

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...d_stp_xlxv.asp
 
Old 10-21-2004, 12:17 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by eedok
It's been fixed, didn't have to use windows MBR, just had to edit boot.ini

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...d_stp_xlxv.asp
Glad to hear it. Also glad to hear that it was Windows's fault, not Grub's
 
  


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