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Old 04-18-2008, 01:50 AM   #1
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HowTo Start XP SafeMode with Grub


Hi I Mainly use Linux but needed to add Windows XP to my Grub Menu.List & am Just wondering if its possible to get SafeMode On Windows XP to Start at Boot as I needed to Make some changes in Windows After messing up some files.
The tutorial I followed didnt seem to say anything about it etc that I could see.
 
Old 04-18-2008, 02:22 AM   #2
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assuming you are referring to the chainloader menu, what happens when it jumps to ms and you press F8? or whatever your system allows
 
Old 04-18-2008, 02:32 AM   #3
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Hi ,Thanks for reply, I had tried the options Like F8 etc but nothing happens, I have SlackWare first on List which is the original grub & added FreeBSD & Widows Last on list.
I was just wondering if there should be anything to add to Grub so it would boot SafeMode.?
 
Old 04-18-2008, 02:49 AM   #4
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As soon as I can get back to using Slackware I can give my Grub Details. But they dont seem any different to most grub setups, Maybe its because of Slackwares way of doing grub or Lilo.
 
Old 04-18-2008, 05:15 AM   #5
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You can add a Safe Mode boot option by editing Windows boot.ini file, instructions here:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/add_safe..._boot_menu.htm

I use lilo, getting the boot options "Windows" and "Linux", choosing Windows I then get "XP Pro", "Safe Mode", and "Recovery Console" options (handy if you're changing distros).

Recovery Console install:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654

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Old 04-18-2008, 06:03 AM   #6
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it is impossible .you shold know you cant add safemode to grub.
I think some trouble happened on your windows .
virus have destroyed you safemode.
you can not get in it .
 
  


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