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Old 01-27-2009, 05:03 PM   #1
vspellen
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need help setting up multiboot system


I downloaded and installed fedora 10 on the second partition of the second harddrive in my system. I installed grub on the second drive as well. I added windows XP (the entire first hard drive) and windows server 2003 (the first partition of the second HD) to the boot list. In my bios I set the second HD in the boot device list.

Now I can boot fedora 10 BUT when I select xp or server 2003 I get an error message that reads:- NTLDR is missing.

Can someone tell me what to do to correct this.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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Chainloading

Presuming that your boot drive is hd0 and you are using grub.
Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst
For the entry for the Windows on the other drive try:
title Windows XP
root (hd1,0)
savedefault
chainloader +1

For the entry for the server on the first drive try:
title Windows Server
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader (hd0,0)+1
 
Old 01-28-2009, 06:48 PM   #3
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no good

Thank you for the info, however, it didn't work. I was able to edit the file menu.lst (I can see the new lines of script when grub starts).

I can boot Fedora 10 no problem. When I try to boot windows XP I get the error message - NTLDR is missing. I have booted an XP cd and started the recovery process. Ran fixmbr and fixboot. still getting the same thing.

It would be nice if I could get my systems running without losing an files or data from my windows installations.

A man in dire straights.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 05:58 AM   #4
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Try one of these.....

http://www.computing.net/answers/win...-hd/73121.html

OR

http://www.computing.net/answers/win...ng/166324.html

ALSO, A previous post:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...missing-41148/

AND From the Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318728

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