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Old 01-20-2002, 10:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy I need Help with GRUB!!! Please help.

First thing is first, yes I am a newbie when it comes to Linux. I figured I would try it out so, I downloaded redhat Linux 7.2, burned the 2 discs and installed it. Everything went smoothly until after I installed Linux and grub. Grub has no problem being able to see my Linux partition. But it cannot find my windows XP partition (NFTS) therefore making it impossible for me to get into windows XP again. I have absolutely no clue what to do. Please Someone HELP!

Mike ( )

PS: as for what I have played around with on Linux so far I have loved it. I can't wait until I learn alot on Linux.
Old 01-20-2002, 11:32 PM   #2
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I have the same problem with Win 98 SE, it just says "booting Windows 98" and just sits there
Old 01-20-2002, 11:39 PM   #3
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well, you will have to configure Grub to boot into XP, you should be able to do a search on grub to find documentation on how to set this up.


this is a problem not with grub or your bootloader.. but a problem with windows... once it gets to that point, it is off your boot loaders hands and now its a windows problem with that type of error.
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OK, but if I switch some cables arround so the windows drive is the master, it boots to windows fine
Old 01-21-2002, 12:29 AM   #5
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that is the problem then.. windows doesn't like to be any other than master in a dual boot with more than one hard drive.
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you don't want to change things around before installing

windows will be at the beginning of the drive already. Install linux.

then setup grub.conf something like this

title Red Hat Linux (2.4.9-13)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.9-13 ro root=/dev/hda5 vga=773
initrd /initrd-2.4.9-13.img
title Windows 2000
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
Old 01-21-2002, 02:41 AM   #7
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Aiwrtcode, try this if you use lilo. Add these lines to lilo.conf.


Then run /sbin/lilo.

Add these lines to menu.lst or grub.conf if you are using grub.

map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
Old 01-21-2002, 03:03 AM   #8
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um... ok.

I have windows on a 30 gig drive and linux is on a older 8 gig drive, As for installing GRUB, I just did it as part of the Redhat install using auto decet and i have not chamged any of the settings for it.


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