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Old 07-22-2003, 04:07 AM   #1
deca
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Unhappy dual boot up, only red hat with floopy disk


I have a dual bootp up
one hard drive c/dha where I have windows XP
and a second hard drive 4G where I installed linux red hat 9.0

I had the windows xp and linux 8.0 installed and dual boot up was working fine.
when i did a fresh installion of red hat 9.0, i had to that with text one, was the graphical was not working, and i must have done something wrong, as now I cannot boot up into windows XP and can boot up ony in Linux with the floppy disk that i made during the installation
I used the grub, but not sure where i asked it to be placed.
I remember that i selected xp ( as i wanted this to be one to be boot if i did not chose the OS)
I have searched the post and i have got the following infromation, but i don't know what i should changed to make it work
i see the XP is installed in the hda (C) drive. Not sure why says win95.
and that rootnoverify (hd0,0) is telling to boot up the C hd0, what i believe is the C. grub in the screen without stop

What should I change in order to make it a dual boot up without the floppy disk?


if i don't have the floppy disk.. it apears verifying pool.. then grub and then a loop just writing

[root@localhost boot]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 3825 30724281 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 3826 7649 30716280 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda3 7650 9964 18595237+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda5 3826 7649 30716248+ b Win95 FAT32

Disk /dev/hdb: 4321 MB, 4321787904 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 525 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hdb2 14 403 3132675 83 Linux
/dev/hdb3 404 525 979965 82 Linux swap
[root@localhost boot]#

******************************
# 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/hdb2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hdb1
default=1
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=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Thanks
denise
 
Old 07-23-2003, 05:43 AM   #2
deca
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I have done it.... :-)

First i fix windows with fixmbr http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,895029,00.asp

once i could boot up into windows i re-installed linux
and now i have dual boot up
Thanks
deca
 
Old 07-23-2003, 06:08 AM   #3
born4linux
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nice job! just a note: reinstalling Linux is not necessary.

You can - 1. use the NTloader to load Linux, or
2. re-install grub.

there are a lot posts for this issue. search LQ if you want to take note of them.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 01:13 PM   #4
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Great Denise, now you can help others with their boot problems
 
  


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