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Old 11-13-2002, 09:11 PM   #1
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GRUB in Red Hat 8.0

Hey all!

I'm pretty muchy a n00b when it comes to linux, but I am eager to learn...

Having an issue with GRUB I was hoping somone could help me with.

First off... Here is my Partition info:

Disk /dev/hdg: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 12161 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdg1 * 1 255 2048256 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hdg2 256 3649 27262305 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdg5 256 3649 27262273+ b Win95 FAT32

Disk /dev/hde: 16 heads, 63 sectors, 193821 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hde1 * 1 203 102280+ 83 Linux
/dev/hde2 204 191741 96535152 83 Linux
/dev/hde3 191742 193821 1048320 82 Linux swap
And my GRUB.conf

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hde2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-17.8.0)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-17.8.0 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.18-17.8.0.img
title Windows 98 SE
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1
Note that hde is hd0 and hdg is hd1

My problem is that it boots Linux fine, but when I select to boot my windows 98 install, grub executes the commands in the config, and then nothing happens... At all...

Its not the windows 98 partition that is fucked up, casue if I unplug the linux hard drive, it boots into Windows 98 just fine. For some reason the Windows 98 partition just doesnt seem to like GRUB.

I'd appreciate any help I can get!

Old 11-15-2002, 04:18 AM   #2
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Windows usually wants to be on the first hard drive (nonetheless, it should work).

Old 11-15-2002, 07:47 AM   #3
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I could just switch the hard drives around to try if this will make a difference..

Can I just copy the boot partition to the other drive, using the likes of partition magic?

Will linux complain about the switched drive order?

(I know that when I did this to Windows XP once, all hell broke loose, casue it changed drive letters, and windows couldnt find its system files anymore)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm assuming this would be the correct order to do things...

1. Edit grub.conf to reflect drive order change
2. edit fstab to reflect the new location of all partitions
3. move the boot partition to the other drive, in front of the windows 98 partition.
4. boot and pray...

Appreciate the help,


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