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Old 10-14-2008, 11:38 PM   #1
Geostegma
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Unhappy Windows XP Blank screen after FC9 install.


Hi, I just installed Fedora Core 9 on my machine and went through the GRUB configuration for dual-booting with my current Windows XP partition. I am able to boot into FC9 just fine, but when ever I select my other partition all I get is a blank screen. Ctrl + Alt + Del still works though, so I'm guessing GRUB is functional. I also have access to my partition filesystem through FC9.

Here's my menu.lst configuration :

Code:
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=1
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora (2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686.img
title Fedora (2.6.26.3-29.fc9.i686)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.26.3-29.fc9.i686 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.26.3-29.fc9.i686.img
title Fedora (2.6.25-14.fc9.i686)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 ro root=UUID=a34fb85c-beef-46a2-bd15-45d56887f8c2 rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686.img
title Windows XP
	root (hd0,1)
	savedefault
	makeactive
	chainloader +1
fdisk -l output :

Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc749c749

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1          26      208813+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2   *        4329       19457   121523692+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3              27        4328    34555815   8e  Linux LVM

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/dm-0: 33.2 GB, 33252442112 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4042 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/dm-1: 2080 MB, 2080374784 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 252 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x30307800

Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
And here are some GParted screenshots :
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/107...gpartedoz4.png
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/1...ationabal6.png

Last edited by Geostegma; 10-15-2008 at 12:51 AM.
 
Old 10-15-2008, 02:24 AM   #2
GlennsPref
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Hi, I'm not too sure about you, but I have always put the ntfs partition first (sda1) and anything else after.

This stems from the advice I got years ago, that winxp prefers to be first.

There are pros and cons, some ppl agree and some don't.

But my first impression is that part looks odd.

regards, Glenn

my fstab...
Code:
# Entry for /dev/sda6 :
UUID=4651c7e5-52e1-4676-b10f-33990bfbb08a / ext3 relatime 1 1
# Entry for /dev/sda5 :
UUID=e74e1a64-3dd4-4b3f-b748-4bbed63796c4 /boot ext3 relatime 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sdb10 :
UUID=2d7c228a-3eba-4b81-8f10-10dd9cfdea17 /home ext3 relatime 1 2
# Entry for /dev/sda13 :
UUID=13e6a9b5-a63a-459f-8132-19502ed2b9ef /local/Archive ext3 defaults 1 2
# Entry for /dev/sda12 :
UUID=5f7aafa8-f0fe-4a9c-882b-e1ab7aa20fce /local/Music ext3 defaults 1 2
# Entry for /dev/sda15 :
UUID=7b52c42d-6818-4d75-aed2-bec8fe93884a /local/Spare ext3 defaults 1 2
# Entry for /dev/sda8 :
UUID=19ef9114-8159-47f4-ac58-c2d0a0870f21 /local/vm1 ext3 defaults 1 2
# Entry for /dev/sdb7 :
UUID=aa6e22ec-cb35-4a2a-8367-38c58c22b2a6 /local/vm2 ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
/dev/sr0 /media/cdrom2 auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto umask=0,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,exec,flush 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda1 :
UUID=D44031114030FBB4 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0022,noexec 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda11 :
UUID=4807-8FD4 /mnt/win_c2 vfat umask=0,iocharset=utf8 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sdb8 :
UUID=4807-901A /mnt/win_d vfat umask=0,iocharset=utf8 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sdb9 :UUID=4807-901A-
/dev/sdb9 /mnt/win_d2 vfat umask=0,iocharset=utf8 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sdb12 :
UUID=b7bf7583-c3d1-4647-b798-c3ce97150d3d /opt ext3 relatime 1 2
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda10 : /dev/sda10 /tmp ext3 relatime 1 2
UUID=f9fef4fb-a269-4332-a844-5ecd7e42faa8 /tmp ext3 relatime 1 2
# Entry for /dev/sdb5 :
UUID=f9563e64-d7f0-48f7-98fe-b60d9c3643c6 /usr ext3 relatime 1 2
# Entry for /dev/sdb11 :
UUID=5ebf6131-b64e-4bcb-9c11-9befedbe15f2 /usr/local ext3 relatime 1 2
# Entry for /dev/sda7 :
UUID=5eedd79d-e4a4-4467-b8e3-bf1172510f73 /var ext3 relatime 1 2
# Entry for /dev/sdb6 :
UUID=89da96d7-35ac-4dd6-a381-53d9a039231b /var/ftp ext3 relatime 1 2
# Entry for /dev/sda14 :
UUID=7413ab0b-e4e8-438a-ae8b-6527c878e2ea /var/spool ext3 relatime 1 2
# Entry for /dev/sda9 :
UUID=efae3b59-1536-4005-bf4c-8e4100b02ce8 /var/www ext3 relatime 1 2
# Entry for /dev/sdb2 :
UUID=24eda376-9395-4881-a4f6-2e0c6e624b74 swap swap defaults 0 0

Last edited by GlennsPref; 10-15-2008 at 02:26 AM.
 
Old 10-15-2008, 09:48 AM   #3
Geostegma
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How do you move a partition? I tried with GParted but the icon is greyed out.I get is this at startup :
Code:
======================
libparted : 1.8.8
======================
device-mapper: reload ioctl failed: Invalid argument

Last edited by Geostegma; 10-15-2008 at 09:58 AM.
 
Old 10-15-2008, 11:08 AM   #4
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As far as I know, you can but you may not.(move partitions)

I did once and my system would not boot again.

Gparted is saving you from yourself, when usually doing this type of thing,

from erasing you root partition.

Try a live cd to reset it up.

I then moved the data to a spare partition using a flash-stick with slax-live and rsync program.

You could also use dvd's to archive the data.

If you have no personal files you need to keep,

Just reinstall the os's, but partition it first. No need to format,

m$win will insist on formatting anyway

Install m$win, then Linux. It usually works best.

I have too many partitions, I know, don't take my example fstab as normal.

Regards, Glenn
 
Old 10-15-2008, 01:38 PM   #5
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That sounds very complicated, isn't there an easier way? I am running a dedicated web server, I wouldn't want to risk it all.
I've dual-booted Ubuntu, Mandrake and FC4 before with the same machine : everything went smoothly. There has to be an easier solution.
 
Old 10-15-2008, 05:29 PM   #6
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You might try changing your entry for windows to:

"rootnoverify (hd0,1)" in place of "root (hd0,1)".
 
Old 10-15-2008, 05:38 PM   #7
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It used to be that way, I changed it to root just to see if it made any difference, still nothing.
 
  


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