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Old 11-29-2003, 11:14 PM   #1
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Getting XP to boot off of grub?

I cant get xp to boot off of grub bootloader, Only redhat 9.0 will boot fine. Anyone got any info to help me?
Old 11-30-2003, 01:55 AM   #2
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You can try using Lilo. Not exactly the answer you wanted, but I know that works, at least. Your distro should have easy options for changing bootloaders.
Old 11-30-2003, 05:56 AM   #3
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This problem is generally seen when u have the Windows XP partition as NTFS .... as there is some problem with NTFS and grub and bootloader... is what i know...just try making ur windows xp partition fat32 if it is NTFS
Old 11-30-2003, 09:57 AM   #4
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You need to take in to account that Windows must be the first Hard Drive and partition when using GRUB to boot windows.

Can you post your GRUB configuration file (/boot/grub/grub.conf)
Also, the /boot/grub/ file contains the mapping for your HDDs (Linux to GRUB).
To output your partition tables, type:
fdisk -l
Old 11-30-2003, 05:24 PM   #5
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I got winxp (when i had it installed) and linux to boot from grub following the Gentoo install guide which lists a grub setup for it:


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