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Old 07-12-2003, 10:27 PM   #1
spencerfenton
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Unhappy XP and Redhat dual boot problems


Hi All I have a question I have a dual Boot on my puter ,XP is on the first hard drive and linux redhat is on the 2nd hard drive. I installed redhat after XP and when I have the option at boot up to run both I get a message System32\ntoskrnl cant be found or is corrupted How can I fix this and boot into either Os's without reinstalling xp


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Old 07-12-2003, 10:34 PM   #2
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I just figured this out the other day. I had XP and Redhat 9 on two different drives. My XP drive was vfat and not ntfs.

adding this to grub.conf worked for me:
title Windows XP
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
root (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

This was taken from this site:
http://www.icculus.org/~lucasw/Linux...otloading.html

Cheers.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 11:22 PM   #3
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I forgot to mention My first drive is xp and is 80 gigs this is partitioned and 19 gigs of it are running xp long horn then the second drive is redat hat which is around 6 gigs
 
Old 07-12-2003, 11:42 PM   #4
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The only thing with what I posted is that the Redhat Drive should be the Primary Master and The XP should be the Secondary Master.

It worked fine for me.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 01:34 AM   #5
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Thanks Im not sure how to add your line to grub do I just delete everything in there and add what you wrote thanks
 
Old 07-13-2003, 01:47 AM   #6
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Nope.
Just open up you grub.conf (if it's GRub you're using grub as your bootloader. Redhat 9 uses Grub by default) It's located in /boot

Just add:
title Windows XP
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
root (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

under the section that offers the linux Title. Once again look at this site and it explains everything.

http://www.icculus.org/~lucasw/Linux...otloading.html

all I can say is that it worked just fine for me
 
Old 07-13-2003, 11:34 AM   #7
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Thanks again Illl try it
 
Old 07-13-2003, 12:03 PM   #8
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this is my current config:

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd1,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdd2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
title longhorn
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
title xp
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
Should I erase all of this??
 
Old 07-13-2003, 12:13 PM   #9
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NO,

Replace the lines starting at title xp with the code that King of Japan gave you.
Code:
title Windows XP
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
root (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
Note: Make a backup of the grub.conf file before making any modifications just in case.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 12:51 PM   #10
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Nope it still wont boot into XP???
 
Old 07-13-2003, 12:53 PM   #11
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Also these are two real different drives not one that has been partitioned
 
  


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