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Old 11-27-2002, 09:26 PM   #1
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Tripple boot Question

Hi folks, your sage advice would be deeply appreciated.

Here is my system,

Three 20G hard drives and a CD

1 Primary hd0 = WinME
Secondary hd1 = Win2K

2 Primary hd2 = RH 8.0
Secondary HP CD Writer

GRUB is on the MBR of hd0

Win2k is in two primary partitions, (1) is a 1G boot, or in windows talk the System Partition. Partition (2) contains W2k with the rest of the 18G, and is NTFS.
The boot partition (1) contains the loading files NTLDR and others and is FAT32.

Win2k boots fine when I set BIOS to load that drive first, or if the other drives are unplugged.

GRUB loads WinME and RH8 fine, but I get the “NTLDR missing” message when booting Win2K from GRUB.

My GRUB config. for Win2k is:

rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

I have added the line:

rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

No improvement.

Obviously the NTLDR is not missing, but something thinks it is.

Any suggestions?
Old 11-28-2002, 01:40 AM   #2
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When something is "missing" but it really isn't, that is a good sign it is corrupt.... I don't know much else to help you but most programmers don't bother to make seperate error messages for corrupt or missing files... I know i'm a lazy programmer... LOL
Old 11-28-2002, 02:20 AM   #3
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From my little knowledge

Linux, special RH serial can't boot up the NTFS partition

But, I am sorry of that, I also don't know how to solve your problems.

Old 11-28-2002, 04:24 AM   #4
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do it the other way around:
Old 11-28-2002, 09:11 AM   #5
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Thanks for the heads up on the NTLDR option, and the link. This appeals to me. I will give it a try and let you all know.

Thanks again.


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