xp pro and rh7.3 dual boot (grub and partition magic)
I just installed RH7.3 and win XP pro on the laptop and was able to dual boot using Grub.
But when I tried to recycled a fat32 partition using partition magic, the grub is broken.
Here is the details:
1. format fat32 to NTFS so that it could merge with another NTFS partition, when it's done, the grub simply quit. It gives me command line interface (no pretty graphics). I can manually type the command in grub to boot into windows. But I can't boot to linux. When I try "cat (hd0,5)/boot/grub/grub.conf" it says" files not found". Other partitions gave me similar result.
2. boot from the emergency disk and it complains can't find the image file.
3. Go back to windows and recreate the fat32 partition. Now the graphics interface in grub show up, but I still can't boot into Linux. It complains the files (the kernel) not found.
4. boot from the emergency disk and now I can boot into Linux.
It looks like the disk information has been changed and Grub is not able to catch the update. How do I fix the problem? I really like to merge the two partition into one because the fat32 was used to store the images to install Linux.
Thanks a bunch in advanced.