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Old 03-18-2004, 03:11 PM   #16
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Windows Xp sees the Linux partition and I set Linux up in bootmagic, but there is still a problem. it says:

Booting 'Red Hat Linux #.4.#0-#0.9
root #hd1,0#
kernel /vmlinuz-#.4.#0-#0.9 ro root=/dev/hdb#
[Linux_bzimage.setup = 0x1400, size = hdb#
initrd /initrd-#.4.#0-#0.9

Error 15: file not found.

Press any key to continue.

The #'s are more like loads of dots. And when I press a key to continue it takes me to a Linux screen (by the looks of it) that also suffers a graphical problem. It is very unclear so I can't make it out.

Does this help?
Old 03-18-2004, 10:05 PM   #17
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can u post your /boot/grub/grub.conf?
Old 03-19-2004, 02:19 AM   #18
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I'm a linux newbie too but I'm a definite XP professional as well and just recently took the plunge into Linux. Anyways, I have ParitionMagic too and I was able to partition my XP and have RH9. I have the newest version like you. I however am using Grub not the bootmagic. I never bothered to install bootmagic because Linux came with grub which seemed a bit better. It sounds like you should put your Linux CDs in the drive and install grub boot loader on hda and do the manual partition in RH9. That exactly how I did it and it works fine between the both of them. If you'd like I can post my grub.conf file soon as I can get my wireless card goin on RH9 or I'll just copy it to my Fat32 shared drive between XP and RH9. Anyways, its helpful to have a shared drive between OS's.

Hope my input helps.
Old 03-23-2004, 03:12 PM   #19
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sorry, i've been busy with coursework. yes here it is.


title Red Hat Linux 2.4.20-30.9
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-30.9 ro root=/dev/hdb2
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-30.9


and to the other guy... thanks for the advice but I've been down that road before, I am TOTALLY 'against' using grub as the main boot loader purely because once before I had a few problems and I had to wipe off windows and lost all my documents! so at least with the way I am doing it, if something happens to linux then at least i can still get into windows. personally windows means more to me as i only use linux for doing the odd bit of coursework - if I can do it in windows I WILL DO. work and play, is not a debate as far as i am concerned, i am very cautious!!


Old 03-27-2004, 01:25 PM   #20
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Not much help now but if you can't boot windows, you can restore the windows boot record on the mbr by using a boot disk with "fdisk /mbr" had to do that a lot lately. Thanks to mandrake 10 pissing about....
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In The windows XP Recovery Console (install that whenever you are gonna mess w/ linux and XP dual booting no matter what) the command for fdisk /mbr is fixmbr


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