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Norab 08-19-2005 02:55 PM

GRUB Won't Load WinXP
I got GRUb up, and working. At bootup, I get a "select which OS" screen with Suse, Windows, Floppy, and Suse (secure). The problem is that when I go into Windows I get a black screen with white letters that says:

root (hd1,0)
filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7

I'm also looking for an MP3 patch that will allow use of MP3's in Suse, and a decent MPG installer program. thanks in advance,

koobert637 08-19-2005 03:05 PM

I'm assuming that the "filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7" error is because you installed windows on a ntfs partition. GRUB will barf if you try to load windows off of a ntfs partition. I chose to reinstall windows on a fat32 partition to avoid this problem, but you can also try to load linux from ntloader (more info here )

I'm pretty sure that no one has had luck booting windows off of a ntfs partition with grub.

Check YOU for multimedia updates for mp3 support.

s_araj 08-19-2005 03:31 PM

Thats not true buddy. I have been using NTFS for 2 years and have had no problems with grub booting my windows 2K partition. I believe instead of using

you can use
to disable file system checking by grub.

But as Norab has mentioned, the windows partition is in hd1, a slave disk. This might also be the reason why windows does not boot up.

EDIT: See this post for more details and also see the SPECIAL NOTE.

Norab 08-19-2005 04:36 PM

Thanks for the help, what was that again???
Thanks for the help, just two things:
how do I change root(hd1,0) to rootnoverify(hd1,0).
Secondly where can I find the multimedia update?

s_araj 08-20-2005 02:27 PM

Open the /boot/grub/menu.lst file. Somewhere in the file you will find entry for windows. There, change root(hd1,0) to rootnoverify(hd1,0).

Else, during boot-up, focus on windows, press 'e' and change root() to rootnoverify().

But I will suggest that you read the post that I had mentioned before 'coz it tells much more about grub and Win XP conflict and how to solve it.

And regarding the multimedia update, open YOU (either from CLI or through YAST) and select a mirror. Then, in the list of possible updates, search for Multimedia Package (somewhere down in the list). If you need only mp3 support, then only package 1 is sufficient.

Norab 08-20-2005 04:05 PM

worked perfectly. thanks.

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