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Old 12-12-2003, 10:36 PM   #1
Jestrik
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Grub problem


I can't get XP to boot when dual booted.
When i choose it, it says Booting 'DOS'

rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

I know this is what is in the grub.conf file but how do i get this to see my XP disc? XP boots fine when it's set to boot from.
Thanks
 
Old 12-12-2003, 10:53 PM   #2
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The default name for windows partitions detected by anaconda is DOS. Does it hang after you select DOS or does it partially load? A little more info might clear this up. When you say it works fine when set to boot from, do you mean without dual-booting or is there a third entry in your Grub.conf file?
 
Old 12-13-2003, 12:44 AM   #3
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As PcgHost points out, your question is about as clear as mud :-)

If you get just a grub run level script, try this:

rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot

I had problems recently, dug around, found this and it worked for me. Good luck.

Hube
 
Old 12-13-2003, 07:13 AM   #4
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Sorry for being unclear (i was extremeley tired ) What i meant is that XP boots when i unplug the linux hdd, but when both hdds are plugged in, it detects the linux hdd first and loads grub, it shows, RH9 and DOS, when DOS is selected it just hangs at-

rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

I shall try what hube suggested though
thanks
 
Old 12-13-2003, 08:05 AM   #5
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Not sure, but probably Win hates to be on the second drive so probably the problem is with 'rootnoverify (hd1,0)' Try use
Code:
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
before 'rootnoverify' which change the hdd order.
 
Old 12-13-2003, 09:08 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Hube
As PcgHost points out, your question is about as clear as mud :-)

If you get just a grub run level script, try this:

rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot

I had problems recently, dug around, found this and it worked for me. Good luck.

Hube
This didn't work unfortunatley
 
  


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