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Benso37 12-19-2006 04:04 PM

Solaris 10 and Windows XP (dual disk boot)
 
Hi guys,
I need some help, I recently installed a second drive in my AMD box and installed Solaris 10...Installation was a breeze, however, my grub boot loader doesn't work for windows drive.

When I restart the computer, I get both windows and Solaris in grub but selecting windows and clicking return reloads grub. In other words, if select Solaris and click on enter, it boots the Solaris install but if I select windows and click on enter, the screen flashes momentarily and reloads grub (almost like a loop).

Can someone please help me figure out what's going on here?

jlliagre 12-19-2006 04:08 PM

Have a look at the /boot/grub/menu.lst entries and check if the Windows one is correct.

Benso37 12-19-2006 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jlliagre
Have a look at the /boot/grub/menu.lst entries and check if the Windows one is correct.

I should mention that i'm a novice. What is the windows entry supposed to look like, i'll add it if it's not in there. Thanks's for the quick response.

jlliagre 12-19-2006 04:34 PM

If you have a "Windows" selection available, that means there is a Windows entry in the file I mentioned.
Here is what I have:
Code:

title Windows XP Pro
        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
        chainloader +1


Benso37 12-19-2006 04:48 PM

I looked at the file and understand what's going on here, it has an entry for windows...I suspect that windows mbr might be currupt, I will reinstall the mbr and hope I can get back into windows. Thanks


Quote:

Originally Posted by jlliagre
If you have a "Windows" selection available, that means there is a Windows entry in the file I mentioned.
Here is what I have:
Code:

title Windows XP Pro
        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
        chainloader +1



Benso37 12-19-2006 04:52 PM

Hmm...I just did a little research and my finding is that if I reinstall the mbr for windows, it will get rid grub and solaris partition...is there any truth to this? I should also mention that I have a dual disk boot (two separate drives). If that matters.

Benso37 12-19-2006 05:19 PM

Thank for the help...I've managed to fix my issues.
I edited the menu.lst file as follows, reinstalled mrb and all is well now.

title Windows Vista
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1



Quote:

Originally Posted by jlliagre
If you have a "Windows" selection available, that means there is a Windows entry in the file I mentioned.
Here is what I have:
Code:

title Windows XP Pro
        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
        chainloader +1




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