Booting WIN XP via grub: Invalid or unsupported executable format
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Error 13....(when trying to boot Windows only) All Linux/Xen boot fine.
I suspect the above fdisk output:
Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table
Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
is the issue?? Need bigtime help with this one.
Note: Originally, during installation of fd8 I moved the bootloader back to the laptop HD. This worked [only] once??? ie I was able to boot WindowsXP so I reinstalled fd8 and moved boot loader back to usb but lost ability to boot XP. I would not care but have thousands of $ of software and development installed and very poor hence move to Linux.
Last edited by 5n0wCr@5h; 06-29-2008 at 11:24 AM.
Reason: clarifying post
Windows (being brain-dead) needs to be on the first (BIOS boot) disk. I prefer to leave it that way for convenience - Linux is flexible enough to handle any setup. Some of the installers are a bit limited, but that's the fault of the particular distro devs, *not* Linux itself.
With your arrangement you need to con Windows into thinking it actually is on the first disk - hence the "map" directives; that's grub doing the "fudging" for you. The makeactive is really not needed but does no harm as Windows also expect the boot/active flag to be on.
Thanks @JZL240I-U; fixed above.
Nope, that's the Windoze disk - when in doubt, trust the (working) config. If Linux successfully boots from a root(hd0,0), the other disk must be hd1. Simple.
And yes, I did see the device.map. And nope, I can't explain it any better without playing around on the box itself.