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Old 12-05-2002, 05:10 PM   #16
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Hello bmiller, welcome to LQ.org.

You've chosen a curious reply to an old thread

The NT Loader is a master boot record OS loader, as is grub so booting grub from the NT Loader was never intended I think. Instead, install GRUB onto a floppy in Linux as I suggested and then confirm that it boots NT. If it does (as it should), install it onto the HDD as given in this thread. As long as the Linux partitions label is Win95 Extended (if it's not, change it), then there will be no drive issues.

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Old 12-06-2002, 01:00 PM   #17
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Actually I wasn't asking a question, I was responding to the original problem - which I also had - and what I did to fix it.

Linux was installed on a second drive. Grub was installed on /dev/boot partition not the MBR of the first drive. Therefore I had to use a floppy to boot. I copied the GRUB boot sector to my C: NT boot partition and setup the boot.ini to execute it.

This is where I had the same problem as discribed in the thread. GRUB would not chain from the NT booter.

I discovered that I hadn't added the second drive to the CMOS. After I did, GRUB would chain fine from the NT booter.

NOTE:
- There was nothing wrong with the GRUB boot loader.
- There was nothing wrong with the NT loader.
- Reinstalling GRUB did not fix the problem - CMOS did.
- I WANT GRUB to chain from the NT loader so I can pick the kernal version to run.
- I reproduced and fixed the identical problem discribed in the thread. Didn't I kind of mention this in my last message?
 
  


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