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Old 10-08-2003, 10:49 AM   #31
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Quote:
Originally posted by lectraplayer
Someone had a problem with LILO?

SOMEONE HAD PROBLEMS WITH LILO! Call CNN!

...and FatGod, wtf do you mean by "Word Brother"? ...and don't even mention anything Microsoft or I will send you a copy of this Blaster I got over here. (like that would scare a Linux user! )
The shock! The horror!

And no, I wasn't throwing anything 'MS' down on the thread, dude. I meant word as in "you speak the word" with me? I was trying to be hip for god's sake. And send all the balster you want dude, I dont ever use Windows
 
Old 10-08-2003, 10:13 PM   #32
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Quote:
Originally posted by fatgod
The shock! The horror!

And no, I wasn't throwing anything 'MS' down on the thread, dude. I meant word as in "you speak the word" with me? I was trying to be hip for god's sake. And send all the balster you want dude, I dont ever use Windows
Sorry playa. It just confused me there.

...and as far as the blaster, like I said: like that would scare a Linux user.

Also, if you're gonna say "for God's sake", make sure I see a post from someone who decided to call themselves God.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 10:46 PM   #33
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Okay... first of all, do you have a Linux boot floppy? If not .. can you make one with the command "mkbootdisk" command? (mkbootdisk --help as root user will both determine if its on your system and show you how to use it.)
I suggest you get that out of the way before going any further, just so you can protect your Linux install.

Then I would suggest this.... get a Windows 98 boot floppy and boot to that. Issue the "fdisk /mbr" command. If there is nothing wrong with your WinXP OS installation, then you should be able to then remove the floppy and boot straight back into Windows. If you still can't boot, you will need to get help figuring out what happened to your Windows install.

If that works for you, then you can use the Linux boot floppy you created to attempt reinstalling the GRUB bootloader, or just boot from that when you want Linux.

-K

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Old 10-09-2003, 01:24 AM   #34
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Hi Kevin

I believe the problem is not Windows itself, but grub configuration. As with tedist_god, grub just halted after selecting Windows from boot menu. But someone here suggested to add/modify the lines:

root (hd0,4)
chainloader (hd0,4) +1

to grub config and I did, but now grub says something like "filename must be excact path or sector.." and won't start the windows.

Any ideas?

Janne
 
Old 10-09-2003, 06:44 AM   #35
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Extract from other users grub.conf:

map (hd0,0) (hd0,2)
map (hd0,2) (hd0,0)
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
chainloader +1

ain't the second map -line actually switching the partions back to the original or why this kind of configuration?

Is the actual command to execute the windows "bootsector.dos" or is grub searching bootsector.dos -file after automatic "boot" command?

I still need to specify the exact path to the file name and I don't know either the path nor the filename

Janne
 
  


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