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Old 03-27-2009, 08:56 AM   #1
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Windows xp and grub


I have the following partitions, Windows on sda1:
/dev/sda1 * 1 1275 10241406 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 1276 9729 67906755 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 1276 5099 30716248+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 5100 8286 25599546 b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda7 8287 8299 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 8300 8554 2048256 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda9 8555 9729 9438156 8e Linux LVM
I did the following in order to be able to boot linux and Windows. From the rescue mode I ran the following command:

grub-install /dev/sda1

the following is my grub.conf:

title Fedora (
root (hd0,6)
kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-
#title Fedora (
#root (hd0,6)
#kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
#initrd /initrd-
#title Fedora (
# root (hd0,6)
# kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=UUID=92a569bc-61b0-4bef-9247-d7a376b96328 rhgb quiet
# initrd /initrd-
title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
but the problem now is, when I select Windows from my bootloader menu I am redirected again to the bootloader counter, but if i selected Fedora link i can boot fine!!

please help!!
Old 03-27-2009, 09:01 AM   #2
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It's because you put it on /dev/sda1. You should have put it on the MBR /dev/sda. Now when you select it, it selects itself. I'd suggest you repair your Windows install with the rescue CD, then reinstall grub on the MBR.


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