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Old 02-10-2004, 04:41 AM   #1
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I can't load windows! I need it for school but i can't get grub to work! help.

Okay I installed suse 9 and its working great. But I still need windows for school, but I can't get into it.

I have GRUB as my bootloader, and everytime I select the Windows option I get this

Filesystem type unkown/partition 0xF
chainloader +1

This is how my comptuer is set up
I have 2 80's on ATA RAID and another 80 on its own.

the 2 80's on raid are read as hda, hdc, but since their on raid its ataraid/d0
the lone 80 is hdf
both my windows and linux are on the the raid drive.
Windows is the first primary partition so like d0p0 (something like that)
Swap is d0p11 and Linux is on the last logistic paritition d0p12?

I think my bootloader is installed to my hdf drive. Not sure why.

I tried changing the book sequence for windows to

title Winxp
map (hd0)(hd1)
map (hd1)(hd0)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

i got htis from reading some other forums, but it doesn't would show me the last 4 lines and jsut stop.

I'm just totally confused and I have a feeling my total boot loader is a complete mess. Should I have the bootloader on the raid drive? what exactly is MBR?

I just need to get into windows, i have all these assignments to do and I can't get into windows to do them! help!
Old 02-10-2004, 08:23 AM   #2
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map (hd0)(hd1)
map (hd1)(hd0)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
You might try getting a grub command line:
when the grub screen comes up on reboot - do you hit c ?? And then try putting in variations of the above to see if one of them works to get into Windows.

Might try putting a space between (hd0)and(hd1) for example. Might try replacing hd0 with hd0, 0 etc.. There is the usefull thing of command line completion when <tab> is hit - grub might thereby suggest something itself. (Ouside possibility should not have 'boot' at the end - in the config file; need it at the grub prompt.) Space between + and 1?


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