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Old 04-08-2008, 01:21 AM   #1
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Fedora 8 not able to boot into windows


I am having two hard drives in my system. I have given 500 GB for Windows and 160 GB to Fedora 8. After installing Fedora 8, I am not able to boot into Windows.

It just displays:

rootnoverify (hd0, 14)
chainloader +1.


My 500 GB Windows hard drive has 16 partitions (NTFS) and 160 GB Linux has 15 partitions. If I disconnect my 160 GB hard drive, my system boots into Windows and If I disconnect 500 GB hard drive, the system boots into Linux. I have installed GRUB on 160 GB and it's not able to boot Windows from the 500 GB disk.

160 GB is taken as sda and 500 GB is taken as sdb.

hd0, 14 - maps to sda disk. But my windows is on sdb. So i tried changing the Grub.conf to hd1,0 and hd1,1 respectively. But still it doesn't work. Is it something because of having NTFS file system ?


these are my sys config:

System: Pentium Core II Duo
RAM: 1 GB

Primary Master:
160 GB - 15 ext3 partitions

Slave:
500 GB - 15 NTFS partitions - Windows XP

How to resolve this issue ?
 
Old 04-08-2008, 01:50 AM   #2
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Fedora 8 not boot into windows

You have two drives what kind of drives ? Şata drives
Because then you a amount of ports
When I install a OS I make sure that for instance Fedora installed on SDB
Sdb is number 1 in the boot segeunce and then it will boot windows on sda
if I make sure that at that moment SDB is first in the seguence


all the best
 
Old 04-08-2008, 01:52 AM   #3
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I have forgot to mention one piece of information, which is:

500 GB - SATA drive
160 GB - IDE drive
 
Old 04-08-2008, 01:54 AM   #4
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Do I take it you have grub installed on the IDE drive? Can you post menu.lst that grub is trying to use?

Last edited by billymayday; 04-08-2008 at 02:13 AM.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 02:59 AM   #5
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yes I have installed the Grub on the IDE drive.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 05:56 AM   #6
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And the second question in my post?
 
Old 04-08-2008, 10:16 AM   #7
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fdisk -l output

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xae7cae7c

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1306 10490413+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 1307 19457 145797907+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 1307 2612 10490413+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 2613 6529 31463271 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 6530 10446 31463271 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 10447 11099 5245191 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 11100 11752 5245191 83 Linux
/dev/sda10 11753 12405 5245191 83 Linux
/dev/sda11 12406 12667 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda12 12668 13973 10490413+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda13 13974 16584 20972826 83 Linux
/dev/sda14 16585 19457 23077341 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xceb9ceb9

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 3916 31455238+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb2 3917 60801 456928762+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdb5 3917 7833 31463271 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb6 7834 14361 52436128+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb7 14362 20889 52436128+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb8 20890 24153 26218048+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb9 24154 33291 73400953+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb10 33292 42429 73400953+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb11 42430 45693 26218048+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb12 45694 48957 26218048+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb13 48958 58095 73400953+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sdb14 58096 60801 21735913+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Here sdb is an IDE device. I have no clue why it is naming as "sdb" ?

Last edited by return.c; 04-08-2008 at 10:17 AM.
 
Old 04-08-2008, 10:44 AM   #8
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grub.conf output

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda1
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core 8 (2.6.23.1-42.fc8)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.23.1-42.fc8 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.23.1-42.fc8.img
title Microsoft Windows
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 04-08-2008, 01:41 PM   #9
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Fedora names all drives as "sdX", I guess the point is to avoid confusion for new users whether they should be writing "/dev/hdX" or /dev/sdX" (of course, that's pure conjecture).

What does this show?
Code:
cat /boot/grub/device.map
 
Old 04-08-2008, 05:34 PM   #10
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That won't work - you need to convince Windows it's on the booted drive. Try

Code:
title Windows
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    makeactive
    chainloader (hd1,0)+1
 
Old 04-08-2008, 06:57 PM   #11
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You are also right at (or over) the partition limit. This CAN result in some screwyness.
 
  


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