I partitioned my hard drive using Partiton Magic in hopes to dual boot Windows XP and Red Hat Linux 9. I did this as follows:
(shown using linux fdisk)
Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders
/dev/hda1 _*____65__3104__24418768+ 17_Hidden HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 _____3105 4864__14137200 83__Linux
/dev/hda3 ______1____64___514048+__82__Linux Swap
Partition table entries are not in disk order
Red Hat Linux works great. It installed GRUB for me.
The one problem is that during Windows XP Home boot, it loads fine for about 30 seconds, then says:
xmnt2000 program not found - skipping AUTOCHECK
autochk program not found - skipping AUTOCHECK
for about a second, then restarts the computer.
GRUB commands for Windows XP:
I added makeactive in the middle of that, as recommended by many other messageboards, and I changed (hd0,0) to (hd0,1) and (hd0,2) but nothing helped anything.
So I try booting off the Windows XP Home setup disk.
Under the Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console, it's asking for the Administrator password. I've tried the passwords I would have entered, and Toshiba Tech support doesn't know what it is either so I don't think the Recovery way is going to cut it.
If I start a new setup:
The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer.
. . .
38155 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR] (I don't know what that means)
F: Partition3 [Unknown] 502 MB
C: Partition1 (Inactive OS/2 Boot Man 23846 MB
E: Partition2 [Unknown] 13806 MB
Ok, so F is the first one on my drive, the swap file, Linux is on C:, and Windows is on E:. Could the problem be that Windows is no longer on the C:? This is probably to simple to be true.
The following information was requested of someone else in another messageboard. I don't know if it will help.
fdisk -l /dev/hda1
/dev/hda1p1__?__13578 119522 850995205_72 Unknown
/dev/hda1p2_____45382 79243 271987362__74 Unknown
/dev/hda1p3_____10499 10499____0______65 Novell Netware 386
/dev/hda1p4_____167628 167631 25817+___0_Empty
Partition 1, 2, 3, and 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
Partition table entries are not in disk order.
I don't know what else to do. I've tried everthing I can find in other messageboards. I called Toshiba and they told me to call Microsoft. I called Microsoft and they told me I should be calling Toshiba. I called Toshiba back, and they told me, no, I really should be talking to Microsoft.
If you want me to post anything else on here which might help, just tell me. Please note: I am very experienced with Windows and DOS, but I know virtually nothing about Linux. I just yesterday figured out how to use the terminal to run Linux fdisk.