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Old 02-20-2003, 08:10 AM   #1
MagicTom
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Red face GRUB hates me! (RH8.0, WinXP)


I have a setup that is apparently uncommon, since I haven't seen anyone else with this problem. My master drive has RH8 installed, with grub on hda1. My slave drive (hdb1) has WinXP, and because the master was added later, has WinXP on IT'S MBR. But this isn't touched unless the master is pulled out.

Here's my problem. When I put RH8 in, it configured grub for both os's. Linux boots fine, but when I try to boot Windows XP, it just displays the commands for WinXP in the grub.conf file and hangs.

My grub.conf:
#many lines of comments here
dok hon
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-14)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.18-14.img
title WinXP
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1
makeactive

RH didn't even have the "makeactive" line there, but I put it in when it didn't work because every site I checked had it. When I switched "rootnoverify" to "root", I got the exact same display of the three commands, but with this error message:

root (hd1,0)
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7

WinXP is the NTFS filesystem, and though RH8 isn't packaged to support it, I installed support from the rpm and can even mount and access the drive from within Linux.

Any ideas? Anyone? Bueller... bueller...

Tom
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Old 02-20-2003, 09:34 AM   #2
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You might need to remap your drives to boot XP,
Code:
title win xp
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
...or
Code:
title win xp
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
...not sure, never actually done it.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 08:44 PM   #3
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You da MAN! Your very first suggestion worked like a charm. Thanks so much!

...why did I want to get back into Windows again...? lol

Tom
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