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jonDough 03-16-2003 06:24 PM

Another Dual Boot Question *Unique Situation*
I need help. I installed RH 8.0 today here is the setup
I have a 20 GB HDD.
I had dual boot betweeen WIN98 and Win XP
Win98 was C:
Win XP is E:
I formatted over Win 98 and installed RH 8.0 on it using GRUB as the boot loader.
The install went fine but I cant get back into XP. Can some one please post a link for help booting between these OS's or how to configure GRUB to boot.
Grub listings for DOS are as follows
rootnoverify (hd0, 4)
Help please?

Crashed_Again 03-16-2003 06:27 PM

More info please...What happens when you choose to boot DOS? Can you boot to RedHat?

jonDough 03-16-2003 06:30 PM

I can boot into RedHat no problem
if i choose dos it will start to load and it will just hang with the words
and it just sits there
I read somewherre that you have to configure grub a little differently to load with Windows OS????

MasterC 03-16-2003 06:34 PM

In LILO you would need to trick XP into thinking it's first on the drive by remapping the drive layout. I am assuming there will be something similar in Grub.


Crashed_Again 03-16-2003 06:34 PM

I doubt that XP is on hd0 . Try booting to linux and editing /boot/grub/grub.conf . Change the:

rootnoverify (hd0, 4)


rootnoverify (hd1, 4)

I'm sure someone will come in swiftly behind me and tell you how to find out exactly where XP is installed but I'm not sure how you do that.

MasterC 03-16-2003 06:35 PM

/sbin/fdisk -l (assuming it's installed)
is the way to see which drive has what filesystem my young jedi apprentice ;)


Crashed_Again 03-16-2003 06:47 PM

I knew that I just wanted to see if you knew that. It was just a test.

jonDough 03-16-2003 07:03 PM

okay I a couple of items here
1. I rebooted and went into GRUB bootloader screen
I edited the parameters for the 'dos' boot to be rootnoverify(hd1,4) as suggested. It attempts to load WInXP and then it tells me that NTLDR not found. Ibeleive that is Windows boot loader. This is not good if it can't find this file I am assuming???
2.I can get into grub but I cant open grub.conf file I get a friendly warning box that says there are no associated viewers to view the file?
3 i went to the run command and entered sbin/fdisk -l and nothing happened so what should I do from here???

Crashed_Again 03-16-2003 07:14 PM

Well problem number 2 is something completly different. Can you open up the file in a shell logged in as root using something like vi or pico?

Did you try to run fdisk -l as root? That is an L by the way.

jonDough 03-16-2003 07:18 PM

using terminal entering in /sbin/fdisk -l i get
cannot open dev/hda
cannot open dev/hdd
do you have the giam IM installed if so whats your ID?

Crashed_Again 03-16-2003 07:23 PM

I'm sorry I can't give out that kind of sensitive information. Just kidding. Its in my profile. AIM username is djchenz

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