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Old 08-28-2004, 05:28 PM   #1
Conpen2000
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Angry Cannot boot XP Home with GRUB from FC2


I recently loaded Fedora Core 2 onto my PC which until now has been using Windows XP Home edition. I installed FC2 with no problems except for an error message saying something about the disk partitions and possible bootloader issues. I am able to run FC2 with no problem, obviously, but I cannot get into XP from the GRUB bootloader. Windows XP is installed onto my primary, HD0, and Linux is installed onto my slave, HD1. Alacrity with answering my issue would be greatly appreciated, as I am currently stranded in Linux, and I am almost completely helpess as far as doing anything other than browing the web.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 05:35 PM   #2
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Can you post your grub.conf which must be in /boot/grub/grub.conf...
Maybe I can help?

berkay
 
Old 08-28-2004, 05:36 PM   #3
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hi

the first thing u should do is
boot into linux

post ur '/etc/grub.conf' and

and output of

fdisk -l /dev/hda

fdisk -l /dev/hdb

this will help everyone to solve ur problem

regards
gaurav
 
Old 08-28-2004, 05:40 PM   #4
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Whenever I try to open /boot/grub/grub.conf or /etc/grub.conf it tells me that acess is denied. I am logged in as a super user, but I'm not sure if there is something else I could do to get acess.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 05:44 PM   #5
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hi
post the exact method and error msgs u get

like
what happens when u go for
#vi /etc/grub.conf

regards
 
Old 08-28-2004, 05:50 PM   #6
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Re: Cannot boot XP Home with GRUB from FC2

See that error message?

It was identifying the problem.

See here for a solution.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 05:51 PM   #7
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I log into the terminal, and right away I type "su" for a super-user password prompt. I enter my password and log on as a super user. Then I entered "/boot/grub/grub.conf" and got the error message "bash: /boot/grub/grub.conf: Permission denied". When I try to get "#vi /etc/grub.conf" it brings me to a new line without any explination. The new line looks just like all the other super user lines I get.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 06:00 PM   #8
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hey
u need to type
'vi /etc/grub.conf'

#-indicated the prompt here
like this

[root@gaurav plugins]# vi /etc/grub.conf
also

[root@gaurav plugins]# vi /boot/grub/grub.conf
is correct

regards


regrads
 
Old 08-28-2004, 06:23 PM   #9
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Okay, I finally got into Grub.conf, it gave me a big text thing with instructions and some places with peramiters. What do I need to do from here?
 
Old 08-28-2004, 06:25 PM   #10
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hi

u need to post that here
so that we can have a look at it...

regards
 
Old 08-28-2004, 06:29 PM   #11
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# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd1,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hdb2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=1
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
password --md5 $1$RPa/AXKb$SJ//7FHirDEWTWT/w4Myk1
title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
~
That's the text in its entirety.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 06:43 PM   #12
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You should add makeactive line... Hope this helps!

Code:
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
 
Old 08-28-2004, 08:14 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by berkay
You should add makeactive line... Hope this helps!

Code:
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
makeactive is not necessary to boot Windows XP.

Make sure you're editing the correct grub.conf file. The one you want will be /boot/grub/grub.conf. If you have one under /etc for some reason you can safely ignore it.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 12:49 AM   #14
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hey

'/etc/grub.conf' is a shotcut to /boot/grub/grub.conf'
no 2 files are there


also post ur
'fdisk - /dev/hda' and 'fdisk -l /dev/hdb'
output here

regards
 
Old 08-29-2004, 12:55 PM   #15
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I tried the makeactive line-it didn't help. My output for fdisk - /dev/hda and fdisk -l /dev/hdb is bash: fdisk: command not found.
 
  


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