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Old 04-18-2004, 07:35 AM   #1
johannesc
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Trying to find XP partition


Hi, I'm having trouble booting from my winxp partition. This is my setup:

From the beginning having win98 on one partition, installing winxp on another, then installing linux on a third.

Using Grub as the boot loader with two options: linux and "dos". From the dos alternative I then get to the windows dual boot menu and selecting either 98 or xp.

Ok, and then, without thinking really straight late last night, I trashed my win98 partition and merged that one with the xp partition to get more disc. Of course it's not possible to load xp now...

In Grub I do this
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

This used to get me the windows dual boot menu. but of course not any longer..
Here I get the "Error 13". Since the win partitions were on the same disc I tried rootnoverify (hd0,0) instead, and then I got "NTLDR is missing".

Since ntfs has it's quirks and since it is hard for linux to write to ntfs partitions I have no way of putting ntldr and ntdetect.com on that drive I'm lost in that end.

When trying to boot from a win98 start disc the setup doesn't seem to find the xp-partition for some reason. But it is there when I run fdisk from the win98-disc!

So... anyone who could help me out here? I really need to get winxp up and running. My girlfriend will surely kill me otherwise...

BR
/Johannes
 
Old 04-18-2004, 07:55 AM   #2
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When you dualboot between XP & 98, the XP bootloader is placed on the 98 partition. You probably erased it. See this:
http://www.computing.net/windowsxp/w...rum/99315.html
 
Old 04-18-2004, 02:01 PM   #3
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If your partition is NTFS win 98 will not recognize it. you have to use xp or 2000 tools to fix. probably best to reinstall xp. I always found using a third party bootloader safer and usually can load all types of os's. I also install different windows instalations on separate partitions and leave a common partition for documents and stuff that I want common for all os's
 
Old 04-18-2004, 11:51 PM   #4
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You need to run a repair on windows xp. boot up with ur windows xp disk and u should be able to run a repair. If not, install windows in a diff directory so u won't lose any of ur data.
 
  


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