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Old 12-01-2011, 11:19 PM   #1
gabytf
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winXp not able to boot from Grub menu list


First i install winXP into dev/sda1, then i install Bodhi Linux into another partition dev/sda7 and bootloader to sda1(i think i mess up here at this step). Now i can only boot with Bodhi from the grub menu but not winXP

i think the pointer to load XP is missing.
how to fix this?

Edit: i got it fix by boot with XP Installer CD, select Recovery prompt, in the command promt type:
fixmbr
fixboot c:
exit

Edit2: Now i need to learn how to reinstall Grub so that i can boot in from Grub menu.

Last edited by gabytf; 12-01-2011 at 11:59 PM. Reason: Solution found.
 
Old 12-02-2011, 12:32 AM   #2
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can you post the contents of your "menu.lst" file that is found under /boot/grub/ ??.

- installing from the M$ cd will overwrite the sda's mbr with a M$ loader - so that 'nix won't work any more.

what linux O/S are you using ??.
 
Old 12-02-2011, 02:22 AM   #3
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My current OS installed are Bodhi Linux(Ubuntu10.04LTS), Slackware13.37 and winXP. i highlighted in red.

YES,after i rewrite the MBR i was unable to boot in the linux OS but only winXP. I then followed steps in REINSTALL GRUB Copy LiveCD Files from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2*.

Just got all fix but had not really understand how it works, i just followed the steps then it works. i think in order to avoid this trouble is to create a small boot partition in which to store all set of Grub bootloader configuration files, then do some chainloading there.

Still studying the guides outline here: http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Multiple_OS_Installation


Quote:
#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ ${prev_saved_entry} ]; then
set saved_entry=${prev_saved_entry}
save_env saved_entry
set prev_saved_entry=
save_env prev_saved_entry
set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
if [ -z ${boot_once} ]; then
saved_entry=${chosen}
save_env saved_entry
fi
}

function recordfail {
set recordfail=1
if [ -n ${have_grubenv} ]; then if [ -z ${boot_once} ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set ce738f27-709c-4110-8d22-dd73978ca489
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
set gfxmode=640x480
insmod gfxterm
insmod vbe
if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
# For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
# understand terminal_output
terminal gfxterm
fi
fi
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set ce738f27-709c-4110-8d22-dd73978ca489
set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
set lang=en
insmod gettext
if [ ${recordfail} = 1 ]; then
set timeout=-1
else
set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set ce738f27-709c-4110-8d22-dd73978ca489
insmod png
if background_image /usr/share/backgrounds/grub.png ; then
set color_normal=black/black
set color_highlight=magenta/black
else
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'Bodhi Linux, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic' --class bodhi --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set ce738f27-709c-4110-8d22-dd73978ca489
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=ce738f27-709c-4110-8d22-dd73978ca489 ro splash quiet pcie_aspm=force
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
}
menuentry 'Bodhi Linux, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic (recovery mode)' --class bodhi --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
recordfail
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set ce738f27-709c-4110-8d22-dd73978ca489
echo 'Loading Linux 3.0.0-12-generic ...'
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=ce738f27-709c-4110-8d22-dd73978ca489 ro single
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set ce738f27-709c-4110-8d22-dd73978ca489
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set ce738f27-709c-4110-8d22-dd73978ca489
linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (on /dev/sda1)" {
insmod ntfs
set root='(hd0,1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9E8C3F688C3F39DB
drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
chainloader +1
}
menuentry "Slackware (on /dev/sda6)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c73460ec-01d8-4917-a1cb-196ef51005da
linux /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 ro vt.default_utf8=0 vga = normal
}
menuentry "Bodhi (on /dev/sda6)" {
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,6)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set c73460ec-01d8-4917-a1cb-196ef51005da
linux /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda7 ro vt.default_utf8=0 vga = normal
}

### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

Last edited by gabytf; 12-02-2011 at 02:48 AM. Reason: Trying to puas Quote and scroll.
 
Old 12-02-2011, 02:36 AM   #4
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sorry i was not able to post as CODE format, i tried to edit it but took long time to wait for the web page load.
Still no avail.

Edit: Got it CODED, but how to make at SCROLL able?!!

Last edited by gabytf; 12-02-2011 at 02:46 AM.
 
  


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