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Old 10-27-2006, 12:03 AM   #1
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grub problem and looking for grub2 docs

Apparently my xp(32bit) and my fedora 5(amd64) grub do not like to coexist. I usually lose my xp boot (yea I know, linux is all one needs) with often the ntoskern file not able to be found. It is there however right where it says is it not. This is often after a kernel update. Grub is installed into(onto?) the mbr. The disc(80 new gig wd) has one primary partition(a fat32) and one logical. The logical partition has in this order a ntsf(xp), fat32(data partition , fedora root,fedora boot, linux swap ,xp swap and a acronics secure zone)I would like to read the grub2 docs but I not finding much. I would like to see if grub2 would help my problem. I have to keep xp for some programs not available in linux. I have succeeded in moving my wife to linux for the last few months but she never needs xp. I actually can not believe how much I learned in this last 6 to 8 months since I started down the path away from Microsoft. Oh any other suggestion concerning this is much appreciated. I am sure I am being an idiot somehow. Thanks to all.
Old 10-27-2006, 02:18 AM   #2
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1. Make sure that the Windows XP partition has the active boot flag.
2. Post your /boot/grub/menu.lst here.


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