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Old 09-12-2003, 06:18 PM   #1
Nashu
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Booting windows problems


Besides having sound card issues http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=91841

I am also having trouble booting into windows. I have got it so that I know it is on the (0,0) or at least the loader is, but what happens when I select it in grub, it goes...
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Loading Windows 98

chainloader +1

Please type the address of the command interpreter (e.g,C:\Windows\command.com)

A>
I dont know what to do. I have mounted it in Redhat 9 and can view all the Windows files, but I cant boot into windows. Any help apreciated.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 06:54 PM   #2
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here's a website for you since i don't use grub...

http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/

they have documentation that might help.

--cheers
 
Old 09-12-2003, 07:34 PM   #3
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Nope, that doesnt work. Thanks for the link anyways though. Any one else have this problem before and can tell me how to fix this?
 
Old 09-12-2003, 07:40 PM   #4
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Please type the address of the command interpreter (e.g,C:\Windows\command.com)

A>
GRUB is working fine. The problem is with windows.

Using Linux, make sure that C:\Windows\command.com exists (and has not been erased).
Take a look at autoexec.bat, there may be an error in the set path (you may or may not have one).
The first lines of msdos.sys should be:
Code:
[Paths]
WinDir=C:\WINDOWS
WinBootDir=C:\WINDOWS
HostWinBootDrv=C
 
Old 09-12-2003, 08:28 PM   #5
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Found the problem. I dont have an autoexec.bat file. But I was reading somewhere that you dont necicarily need one so I dont know if thats the problem. Everything else is fine though so I am guessing that is the problem. How do I got about getting a new one?

Last edited by Nashu; 09-12-2003 at 08:47 PM.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 07:00 PM   #6
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bump
 
Old 09-13-2003, 07:03 PM   #7
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i hate to say this - but this is really a Windows related problem. It has nothing to do with Linux, so probably shouldn't be on this forum
 
Old 09-13-2003, 10:49 PM   #8
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So nobody has had this problem before? I was thinking that mabee it was an error in the MBR but I dont know how to configure/change/look at it. Could it be an error in the MBR?
 
  


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