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Old 04-16-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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Grub and XP Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format


Reluctantly I made a temporary install of XP as follows
Remove linux drive and install a wiped drive.
format ntfs & install windows xp (w/sp3)
shift ntfs drive to slave, replace linux drive as master and xp drive as slave.
Add it to grub as follows:
Code:
# boot=/dev/sda1
default=1
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title	m$ Windows XP  
	rootnovferify (hd1,0)
	savedefault
	makeactive
        map (hd0) (hd1)
	map (hd1) (hd0)
        chainloader +1
title SLACKWARE-13.1 2.6.35.4 (AGP Patched)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.35.4-agp ro root=/dev/sda6 ro radeon.modeset=1 resume=/dev/sda2 
title Slackware-12.0
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-Dec ro root=/dev/hda3
The windows drive is the only windows-readable partition. All else are ext3. I did search for an answer Here and found one - it just didn't work.
 
Old 04-16-2011, 02:35 PM   #2
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Sorted it. Only 1 'f' in rootnoverify!
 
  


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