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Old 01-08-2003, 03:51 PM   #1
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Prob with XP logon after Linux install

Help (please?)

Just installed RH 8 onto a separte HDD from XP, intending to dual boot. This all worked fine, grub kicks in etc and i can boot to Linux fine.

BUT.... When I boot to XP it reached the logon screen fine, but hangs on 'Loading personal settings'..... I have no idea why, since installed on completely separate drive....

Running linux on HDD which is Slave to XP on primary IDE cable...

Anyone got any clues??

Old 01-08-2003, 04:06 PM   #2
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Its probably trying to read the Linux hard drive and partitions which can cause this especially if you parititioned Linux with ext3 filesystem.. etc.

I believe this was mentioned once before, try this search on the site here:
Old 01-08-2003, 04:43 PM   #3
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so how do i rescue my windows disk?? I basically, i'm guessing.... want to get windows to format d: drive.

BUT - grub is on c: drive, so i'm worried that it will all end up like a pile of poo?
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Log onto RH as root

Open a text editor (Start, Accessories, Text Editor)

Open /etc/grub.conf

Locate the XP area and before the rootnoverify line, add these two lines:

unhide (hd0)
hide (hd1)

In the Linux area, before the root line, add these two lines:

unhide (hd1)
hide (hd0)

Save the file and reboot your computer. According to the Grub manual, this should work. If it doesn't, post here again and we'll try something else.


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