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Old 03-05-2005, 12:17 PM   #1
redhatbeatswin
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grub frozen (dual boot)


all, i have a dual boot machine win xp + rh 9

keeping ntldr on the mbr

boot.ini file will point to linux.bin (/boot)

for some reason it remains frozen at GRUB (black screen) when i choose linux from menu on startup.

I should probably recreate linux. bin.

however, when I run Linux in rescue mode, i complete the DF command, and there is no /boot SHOWING UP! I also chroot /mnt/sysimage


any ideaS? I am stuck
 
Old 03-05-2005, 12:37 PM   #2
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The only method to use the XP/NT bootloader to access Linux is somehow different:
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/se...l_grub_nt.html

The problem in your method I would see in the ability of windows to access /boot, since windows does not read Linux filesystems. The method described on the SUSE webpage has a copy of the grub bootloader on the windows partition, which then accesses the Linux filesystem. Maybe you could try that.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 01:11 PM   #3
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I've already completed the dual boot setup. My problem that is I am currently now in Linux rescue mode, and I do not know where the boot partition is located because nothing is mounted on /boot.

i want to recreate my linux.bin file but cant do this because do not kow where boot partition is...

dd if="DONT know device" of=/osshare/linux.bin bs=512 count=1

when i run a DF in rescue mode, nothing is mounted on BOOT


help?
 
  


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