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Old 11-13-2004, 09:18 AM   #1
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Newbie Bootloader woes... any help would be greatly appreciated.

Well here it goes, I decided to jump back into the world of linux, 3rd times the charm don'cha know.

I installed the most current version last night with no problems, but now I had to reboot to get back into MS XP (had to sync my pda) and it's not loading. No error msg, only on the screen after I select windows is something to the like "chainloader +1"

I'm including my grub & hd info

Disk /dev/hda: 46.1 GB, 46103371776 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 89331 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytesny help would be greatly appreceated.

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 77202 38909398+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 77203 77404 101808 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 77405 87771 5224968 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 87772 89331 786240 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 87772 89331 786208+ 82 Linux swap

Disk /dev/hdb: 61.4 GB, 61492838400 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 119150 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 119133 60042906 7 HPFS/NTFS <=== that's the parrtition w/ my windows install on it.
[root@localhost ~]#

And grub config:

# 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 (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda3
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
title windows
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

Again, any help is greatly appreciated.

Last edited by phidaux; 11-13-2004 at 09:20 AM.
Old 11-13-2004, 09:26 AM   #2
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Try changing the line:
rootnoverify (hd1,0)

rootnoverify (hd0,0)

since you only have one hard drive and the ntfs partition is the first on that drive.
Old 11-13-2004, 09:29 AM   #3
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classic problem with fedora

see this thread
Old 11-13-2004, 10:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help.
I'll give it a whack once yum finishes... bleh!... side note: is there anything out there better then up2date (which I could never get to work properly/promptly) & yum? I heard something about a program called synaptic, is that any good?

BR & thanks,


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