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Old 06-23-2004, 10:12 AM   #1
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Grub boot loader problem

recently installed the fedora core 2 dist and everything was going fine until i decided to choose the win xp option in the grub program. I have a 100 mb partition mounted /boot and a 7gb one at / . the gruib program is installed at the master boot record but when i try to boot windows using the standard root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

that text come up but doesnt initiate the boot up process. i am quite confident that the other ntfs partition have not been affected but am now going to try to bot windows from the xp cd i have. Any ideas???


Old 06-23-2004, 10:48 AM   #2
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It may be a drive geometry type of problem. Check this article here
Old 06-23-2004, 05:52 PM   #3
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I'm still new to grub, but learning fast (and loving the edit abilities at bootup)

I wonder if you added this
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
to the windows stanza, if it would boot. Works for me, but I'm booting windows on 2nd HD (hd1,0). Cant' hurt to try.
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You definately need "rootnoverify". And if it's Windows XP, I think you can leave off the "makeactive", although I'm not really sure what that does. If you're absoultely sure that your windows partition is /dev/hda1, then your grub section for windows should look like:

rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
Be sure you have the right windows partition, I ran into the same problem because I had my math mixed up.


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