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Old 04-03-2004, 10:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy Problem with xp pro and redhat 9


Hi, I have two hardrives set up with various OSs

I have an 11gig (i know i am poor right now) with windows xp

and

I have an 8gig (again i say i am poor) with redhat linux 9

okay now the problem, when i go to boot, i want to get onto my windows xp but when i select it it says (i changed the dos name to windows xp)

booting "windows xp"
rootnoverify(.... 0,0)
(sum link +1 thing)

then it stops, I have to restart my computer and the only thing i can get into is linux.

Please help, anything is apprieciated.

btw, i have tried editing my boot.conf, but even when i set up with root, i still get access denied. THX
 
Old 04-03-2004, 10:13 PM   #2
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plz help, i am having alot of trouble, anything u can do would be greatly apprieciated
 
Old 04-03-2004, 10:18 PM   #3
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you mean grub.conf?

it should look like this:

title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img
title WindowsXP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

just make sure that the correct locations are listed ie 0 = Master, 1 = Slave etc
 
Old 04-03-2004, 10:22 PM   #4
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1 prob

one problem, I dont know how to edit the grub.conf.
hehehe see i told u was a newb but if u can help me figure out how to edit it then that would be great.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 10:31 PM   #5
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oh yeah, i can get to the folder /boot/grub but i dont know how to edit grub.conf, wut is the command? i am using the terminal (when i try to exec it gives me permission denied even though i have myself set on root, using su pass
 
Old 04-03-2004, 10:34 PM   #6
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gnu newb if u can help me then u would be my hero and it would be greatly apprieciated, btw also when i go to it using the default graphic explorer, it says that it doesnt have the correct software to open it.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 10:35 PM   #7
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you need to use an editor like kate or gedit. but in a terminal you can use vi or joe. (the editors are a little easier.)

by the way, hd(0,0) the first number is the hard drive and the second is the partition.

Last edited by gnu noob; 04-03-2004 at 10:38 PM.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 10:36 PM   #8
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oh so when i know how to edit it, u mean to change the (hd0,0) to (hd1,2) (its the primary slave (my windows drive))
 
Old 04-03-2004, 10:41 PM   #9
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Windows acts funny when it isn't the first partition on the first drive. that may be the problem.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 11:03 PM   #10
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okay i have tried a few combinations to no prevail, so my setup is like this
primary master:dvd burner
primary slave:11gig windows drive
secondary master:nothing
secondary slave:8gig linux drive

all only have 1 partition on each. can u tell me exacally wut numbers i gotta use?
 
Old 04-03-2004, 11:39 PM   #11
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you'll just have to play around with it. try (1,0) or (0,1) or (1,1). Hope that helps.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 11:52 PM   #12
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change your windows drive to a master, you can't have 2 slaves.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 11:53 PM   #13
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where did you find this info?

change your windows drive to a master, you can't have 2 slaves.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:10 PM   #14
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alright i changed sumthings around,

prime master: 11gig windows drive
prime slave: dvd burner
secondary master:none
secondary slave:8gig linux drive

plz just tell me the numbers, i have tried lots, when i use 0,0 it says thing and then just stops
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:31 PM   #15
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PLZ HELPPPPPP!!!!!
 
  


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