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redhatbeatswin 03-05-2005 12:17 PM

grub frozen (dual boot)
all, i have a dual boot machine win xp + rh 9

keeping ntldr on the mbr

boot.ini file will point to linux.bin (/boot)

for some reason it remains frozen at GRUB (black screen) when i choose linux from menu on startup.

I should probably recreate linux. bin.

however, when I run Linux in rescue mode, i complete the DF command, and there is no /boot SHOWING UP! I also chroot /mnt/sysimage

any ideaS? I am stuck

abisko00 03-05-2005 12:37 PM

The only method to use the XP/NT bootloader to access Linux is somehow different:

The problem in your method I would see in the ability of windows to access /boot, since windows does not read Linux filesystems. The method described on the SUSE webpage has a copy of the grub bootloader on the windows partition, which then accesses the Linux filesystem. Maybe you could try that.

redhatbeatswin 03-05-2005 01:11 PM

I've already completed the dual boot setup. My problem that is I am currently now in Linux rescue mode, and I do not know where the boot partition is located because nothing is mounted on /boot.

i want to recreate my linux.bin file but cant do this because do not kow where boot partition is...

dd if="DONT know device" of=/osshare/linux.bin bs=512 count=1

when i run a DF in rescue mode, nothing is mounted on BOOT


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