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Old 02-26-2003, 05:17 AM   #1
Hollywood W
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I'm using grub as my boot loader. My primary disk,hda1, is Red Hat 8, and my slave,hdb1, is Windows XP(NTFS). I am sure it is hdb1 because I have mounted it on my desktop successfully.

so now I have gone into my grub.conf file and added the following:
title Windows
root (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

saved the changes and left the name as grub.conf.
next, I reboot....
well now I select Windows instead of Red Hat...
and I get this message that says it doesn't understand my filesystem.

I have already installed the new ntfs patch on my kernel.
What went wrong and how do I fix this problem?
Old 02-26-2003, 05:23 AM   #2
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first I think the second line should be
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
I would check that.
Second I think you made it quite hard on yourself by putting windows on slave, it doesn't like that
This is an example of a working grub file:
title Windows 98
hide (hd0,0)
hide (hd0,1)
unhide (hd0,2)
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
chainloader +1

Hope it works,
Old 02-26-2003, 08:23 AM   #3
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title Windows XP
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1
Old 02-27-2003, 01:32 AM   #4
Hollywood W
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Thanks soooo much, your advice worked. Now I get best of both worlds =). But I still prefer to use RedHat more because I'm still able to access my windows stuff from it. Once again, thanks.


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