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Old 04-04-2004, 05:58 PM   #1
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XP Pro has no DOS to boot from!


I've installed fedora core 1 on my computer, hoping to dual boot with XP Pro but when i get to the GRUB screen i have 2 choices Fedora or DOS, when i choose "dos" of course it dont work cause XP Pro doesnt really have DOS. Is there any way i can get back. Would tomsrbt help me with this problem.

Also I have a data partition that i cannot "see" it is FAT32 and is Logical (how/ where can i access it from fedora).
 
Old 04-04-2004, 06:07 PM   #2
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I dual boot to XP Pro and don't have a problem with Grub. I changed mine to say Windows XP when my installation got to that point, but it shouldn't make a difference as it's just a label.

What does it do when you select DOS? Does the screen go blank? Errors?
 
Old 04-04-2004, 06:11 PM   #3
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dos is just the label...it doesn't necessarily mean DOS in the literal sense.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 06:48 AM   #4
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I've seen this in another post now. When i go to "dos" from GRUB it has

rootnoverify (hd4,0)
chainloader +1

The solution posted was to change the code in the grub.conf file. I have found this file but i really am a noob so could sum1 tell me how to edit it using either JOE or EMACS or VI.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 10:25 AM   #5
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That code seems correct as long as the partition really is the first partition on your first disk on your 5:th disk. Probably first disk on separate disk controller card.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 10:38 AM   #6
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Run 'fdisk -l' in Linux as root. Post results here.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 02:46 PM   #7
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[root@localhost root]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 61.4 GB, 61492838400 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7476 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 4224 33929248+ 1c Hidden Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 5118 7476 18948667+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda3 * 4225 4237 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 4238 5117 7068600 83 Linux
/dev/hda5 5118 7412 18434556 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 7413 7476 514048+ 82 Linux swap

Partition table entries are not in disk order
[root@localhost root]#



(sorry for the bad alignment of columns)

I think what i need to do is unhide the win partitions. BTW i used Partition Magic 8.0 to partition the drive.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 03:01 PM   #8
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Try replacing the 'rootnoverify (hd4,0)' with 'rootnoverify (hd0,0)' in the section for 'DOS':
su -
cp /etc/grub.conf /etc/grub.conf.bak
[insert favourite text editor here] /etc/grub.conf
then edit & save & test

Also, can you post your /etc/grub.conf here?
 
Old 04-07-2004, 01:56 PM   #9
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Can't do at the mo cause im on holiday in Italy but can u do hold my hand style help for editing the GRUB with EMACS.
 
  


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