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Old 11-29-2002, 01:31 PM   #1
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Question Windows XP / Red Hat Linux 7.2

I know this question had to have been answered 800 times, but I need to ask it again (and can't find the exact solution I need).

My setup is very simple. I have a single drive. I partitioned half the drive and installed Windows XP Professional. Everything was fine. Then I installed Red Hat 7.2 in a new partition in the empty space. During the installation, GRUB was installed into the MBR.

After the Linux installed, Linux booted and ran fine.

Now, however, when I try to boot Windows XP, I get the "missing HAL.DLL" error message.

The grub.conf entries look good to me, but I am a newbie...



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Old 11-29-2002, 02:42 PM   #2
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Dear Greg,
I am fixing to do the same thing on my big computer , but I will use Partition Magic boot loader, and the reason being is bacause of the stupid M$ wil not recongnize other partitions but there own.... Imagine my surprise>>>>
Anyway if there is some way ou can get PM on ther you might be able to fix this problem. Other wise you maybe back to square one. ;( ... Hope this helps.
Old 11-29-2002, 04:43 PM   #3
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I do have the current version of Partition Magic and its boot loader. I could give that a shot, but still don't understand why it doesn't work with GRUB.



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