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Old 05-28-2009, 02:17 PM   #1
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problem boot into my existing vista

Hello ,
I receintly used the virtualbox to boot into my existing vista but after selecting vista in grub it shows the following error :

error 13 : invalid or unsupported executable format

any help is appreciated.
Old 05-28-2009, 02:26 PM   #2
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THat means Vista has no boot loader installed and cannot be chainloaded. That Vista must be booted by another M$ partition somewhere where its bootmgr resides. Grub can chainload that booting partition.
Old 05-28-2009, 03:05 PM   #3
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some advance ...

the problem was when "rootnoverify (hd0,0)" , by changing it to "rootnoverify (hd0,4)" - because my vista is in /dev/sda5 - it displays "error 25 : disk read error"
but another option that I used was "root (hd0,4)" and it freezes the screen by the sentence "Starting up ... "
I think it's some primary steps of loading vista

but steel I don't know what should I do to solve this problem
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I realized that the system is steel in grub and the "starting up ..." term resides in the grub


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