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Old 09-13-2004, 10:00 AM   #1
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Winxp won't boot thanx to GRUB


Ok, I guess this is a typical question, but i'm a *complete* newbie.
I press select Windows XP in GRUB and press enter. It just [showsrootnoverify (hd0,0) chainloader +1]. I tried using Red Hat's tutorial on fixing the problem, but I understood jack sh*t(pardon my french).
My GRUB.conf is.
Code:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You do not have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
#          root (hd0,6)
#          kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda7
#          initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=1
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,6)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora Core (2.6.8-1.521)
	root (hd0,6)
	kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-1.521 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
	initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.8-1.521.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
	root (hd0,6)
	kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
	initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
title Windows XP
	rootnoverify (hd0,0)
	chainloader +1
I'm running Fedora Core 2, KDE and for some reason, when I boot, I gotta select wether I wanna boot kernel 2.6.5 or 2.6.8.
I usually select .8.

Also, a guy told me to execute the following command in the console:
Code:
[root@online root]# sfdisk -d /dev/hda
Warning: extended partition does not start at a cylinder boundary.
DOS and Linux will interpret the contents differently.
# partition table of /dev/hda
unit: sectors

/dev/hda1 : start=       63, size= 92164842, Id= 7, bootable
/dev/hda2 : start= 92164905, size= 68661810, Id= f
/dev/hda3 : start=        0, size=        0, Id= 0
/dev/hda4 : start=        0, size=        0, Id= 0
/dev/hda5 : start= 92164968, size= 10233342, Id= b
/dev/hda6 : start=102398373, size=  2634597, Id=82
/dev/hda7 : start=105033033, size= 55504512, Id=83
[root@online root]#
Sorry for not searching the forum for this topic, but I did look at many sites with people asking the same thing. I tried everything there, but nothing worked.

Last edited by DaBlade; 09-13-2004 at 10:03 AM.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 10:07 AM   #2
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This is a known bug Check out this link for further details.

/edit Don't panic ... this can be fixed /edit

Baldrick

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Old 09-13-2004, 10:12 AM   #3
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hi
I think it is probably the Fedora dualboot bug (for more details "http://lwn.net/Articles/86835/").
Try the following.

- boot with the Fedora 1st cd into rescue mode (make sure that in bios the 1st booting device is CDROM, insert the 1st CD of the FEDORA and on the boot prompt type "linux rescue", follow the instructions).
-after it boots run the command "chroot /mnt/sysimage"

now you are ready to run the command that will fix your MBR.
Just type "sfdisk -d /dev/hda | sfdisk --no-reread -H255 /dev/hda" and press enter.
this should work!!!!
 
Old 09-13-2004, 10:15 AM   #4
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I installed fedora with the "tettnang" DVD iso(burned it on Windoze with CDBurnerXP), so I haven't got a "first" cd, just "one" cd.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 10:21 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by DaBlade
I installed fedora with the "tettnang" DVD iso(burned it on Windoze with CDBurnerXP), so I haven't got a "first" cd, just "one" cd.
Same thing

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Old 09-13-2004, 10:53 AM   #6
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Umm...it just ran a bunch of stuff, and at the end, it said "you may now safely reboot".
I did, and I'm back at square one.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 10:59 AM   #7
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I'll try again.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 11:09 AM   #8
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Nope. I still get
showsrootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 09-13-2004, 11:53 AM   #9
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Did you follow the link mentioned above, make sure you try some of those things. And whatever you do, do not start deleting everything off of your harddrive, the problem is fixable.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 12:51 PM   #10
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I read the text, but I can't figure out where to put the MyPartitionTable.txt
And I gotta get back windoze by 24:00 tonight, otherwise I gotta format the HDD.
My dad needs winderz for his own stuff, and it took me ages to convince him that everything's gonna be fine.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 02:20 PM   #11
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Don't take this as spamming please, but I need help urgent! It's 20:19, so I got less than 4 hours to get windows back up and running. :-(
 
Old 09-13-2004, 02:29 PM   #12
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seriously, boot off the cd, and follow these TO THE WORD (print them out)

boot with the Fedora 1st cd into rescue mode (make sure that in bios the 1st booting device is CDROM, insert the 1st CD of the FEDORA and on the boot prompt type "linux rescue", follow the instructions).
-after it boots run the command "chroot /mnt/sysimage"

now you are ready to run the command that will fix your MBR.
Just type "sfdisk -d /dev/hda | sfdisk --no-reread -H255 /dev/hda" and press enter.

XP will automagically work again
 
Old 09-13-2004, 03:15 PM   #13
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It didn't work. I still get that damn
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
message... my headache's gonna kill me...
Does anyone else have a tip? :-(
 
Old 09-13-2004, 04:20 PM   #14
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How do I delete grub? Don't want Linux on this machine anymore, got a whole new PC specially for it! But now how do I get my plain old XP boot back? I remember last time I did something like format /mbr or something! I dunno! Jus please help get this damn grub away!
 
Old 09-13-2004, 04:26 PM   #15
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