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Old 10-07-2003, 04:04 PM   #1
Bensoft Kill MS
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Can you check my grub boot loader code and correct?

I have the xp boot loader load first, then I can select xp or linux, but I dont' like it. So I want it to point to grub and then run either xp or linux from there. I read that ntldr calls from the c: drive. So I'm guessing I need to call that from grub to boot xp right? If I just do rootnoverify (hd0,0), makeactive, then chainloader +1, it just brings me back to the ntldr. Here is what i have trying to get grub to pass up ntldr and boot

root (hd0,0)
chainloader / or maybe /

I try to boot this but it tells me "Invalid or unsupported executeable". I have tried changing around my hd's (hd1,0) (hd0,1), etc. but that hasn't helped. Am I going about this correct?

Last edited by Bensoft Kill MS; 10-07-2003 at 04:13 PM.
Old 10-07-2003, 04:42 PM   #2
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You have to to load xp with NTLDR, grub does not yet support loading NT kernel directly(and to be honest I doubt that it ever will).

But if you only have xp and no other microsoft operating system, just keep xp in boot.ini so that it bypasses the boot menu.

Last edited by Demonbane; 10-07-2003 at 04:44 PM.


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