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Old 05-20-2004, 08:33 AM   #1
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WinME side not loading in a RedHat 9 dual boot system.


I'm new to the forum and linux and general so please be kind. I used partition magic 8 to resize and set up my partitions for the dual boot system. The Red Hat side works fine but everytime I try to load WinME i recieve the following errors: "The following file is missing or corrupted: A:\IFSHLP.SYS" which is followed by
"The following file is missing or corrupted: A:\SYSTEM\VMM32.VXD
Type the name of the Windows loader (e.g., C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VMM32.VXD)
A>"

After doing a search in the forums for other people with similar problems I've noticed that LILO was not recognizing the first partition of thier hard drive. I do remember when I was installing RedHat that i chose the default boot loader (GRUB) and I made the WinME partition the default OS. Can anyone help me get into WinME? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-20-2004, 10:21 AM   #2
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Could you post your "/boot/grub/menu.lst" file.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 12:11 PM   #3
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Here goes the /boot/grub/menu.lst file(minus all of the comments at the beginning):
__________________________________

#boot=/dev/hda
default=1
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
title WinME
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
___________________________________
Ok, that's it. I hope that this will give you an idea of how to help me out. Thanks.

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Old 05-20-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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i probably shouldn't be commenting because i'm a LILO man, not grub, but you might try removing the comment in front of the first line.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 01:35 PM   #5
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mcd,

After removing the '#' boot line and saving, I am still recieving the same error messages. Any more suggestions?

CalKel2
 
Old 05-20-2004, 01:49 PM   #6
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try changing rootnoverify (hd0,0)

to

root (hd0,0)
 
Old 05-20-2004, 02:07 PM   #7
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peacebewitchu,

After chaging "rootnoverify" to "root" I'm getting another error message before the previous two:

___________
root (hd0, 0)
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x44
chainloader +1

Starting Windows Millenium...

The following file is missing or corrupted: A:\IFSHLP.SYS
The following file is missing or corrupted: A:\SYSTEM\VMM32.VXD
Type the name of the Windows loader (e.g., C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VMM32.VXD)
A>
___________

CalKel2
 
Old 05-20-2004, 02:20 PM   #8
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from another ME/Linux user

Before you get excited about getting onto RedHat, it is no longer supported. Consider using Fedora Core.

I do use Linux F.C. (previously RH9) in dual boot with ME, but I made my default OS Linux, then would select Windows from the list at startup if I wanted.

My drive was already partitioned when I bought the computer, so I am sorry I do not have experience with using the partitioning software... but maybe it accidentally erased something important...?

How about that "A:/____" which makes me think it is looking for a floppy disk...?

Once you get settled with Linux, you will likely want to use it instead of Windows.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 02:31 PM   #9
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Well I'm using redhat mainly because that's what I use at school.

I checked out file type 44 and it appears that this is what is the result of using Partition Magic and GoBack together. It covers the entire partition that i gave to WinME. Does anyone know of a way to mount it so that i can at least retrieve some data in case I have to reinstall everything?

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