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Old 07-01-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
lackop
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NTLDR Missing for XP in dual boot system


Hi

In my dual boot system , I am not able to boot for windos XP and getting the following message.

Booting 'XP'
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

NTLDR missing
Press any Key to restart


System has redhat Linux and windows XP installed.
Quote:
/boot/grub/device.map
/boot/grub/grub.conf
/boot/grub/menu.lst
device.map

[QUOTE]# this device map was generated by anaconda
(hd0) /dev/sda[QUOTE]

grub.conf

[QUOTE]# 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 (hd0,7)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,7)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.18-92.el5xen)
root (hd0,7)
kernel /xen.gz-2.6.18-92.el5
module /vmlinuz-2.6.18-92.el5xen ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
module /initrd-2.6.18-92.el5xen.img
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server-base (2.6.18-92.el5)
root (hd0,7)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-92.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.18-92.el5.img
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1[QUOTE]

menu.lst

[QUOTE]# 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 (hd0,7)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,7)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.18-92.el5xen)
root (hd0,7)
kernel /xen.gz-2.6.18-92.el5
module /vmlinuz-2.6.18-92.el5xen ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
module /initrd-2.6.18-92.el5xen.img
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server-base (2.6.18-92.el5)
root (hd0,7)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-92.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.18-92.el5.img
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1[QUOTE]
 
Old 07-01-2010, 11:26 PM   #2
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Have you been booting both Red Hat and xp for some time? or is this new?
Did you make any recent changes to your system?
Could you post your partition information: fdisk -l (lower case Letter L) run as root. menu.lst I believe, is just a link to grub.conf.
 
Old 07-07-2010, 11:18 AM   #3
lackop
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hi

I boot from both os. Both are installed in pc.

fdisk -l displays
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1912 15358108+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda2 1913 19456 140922180 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 3825 8286 35840983+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 8287 12748 35840983+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 12749 19456 53881978+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda8 1913 1925 104359+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 1926 3824 15253686 8e Linux LVM

Partition table entries are not in disk order
 
Old 07-07-2010, 04:23 PM   #4
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What I meant in my last post is have you been able to successfully boot both xp and Red Hat for some time?
What happened? Did you make any changes that could have resulted in this problem? Did you have any damage to hardware, power outages? whatever?
Were you using Grub bootloader from Red Hat to boot both Red Hat and xp successfully in the past??
I notice you have three ntfs partitions and that all of them are on logicala partitions? You do have a fat32 partition (sda1, (hd0,0)) which is where your ntldr and other windows boot files should be. Can you boot Red Hat and mount that partition and navigate there to see if the ntldr and xp boot files are there?

This is a curious setup as usually xp would install its boot files on an ntfs partition. Did you have some other version of windows instaleld earlier?
 
  


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