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Old 11-30-2003, 05:24 AM   #1
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Question GRUB timeout problem

hi memebers
problem is that i have to press ENTER each time.
timeout option is not working on my PC to boot the
default OS. i m running Redhat 9. i have tried to make
/boot active but WinXP
refused to boot. reinstalling is not an option as it
is behaving the same from the first boot. mb is ASUS

this is my grub.conf file

# 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
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to
/boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda6
# initrd /initrd-version.img


title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

title Red Hat Linux
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=/dev/hda6
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img

this is output for fdisk command.

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hda: 20.4 GB, 20416757760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2482 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id
/dev/hda1 * 1 701 5630751 7
/dev/hda2 702 714 104422+ 83
/dev/hda3 715 2482 14201460 f
Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 715 746 257008+ 82
Linux swap
/dev/hda6 747 1152 3261163+ 83
/dev/hda7 1153 1508 2859538+ b
Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda8 1509 1891 3076416 b
Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda9 1892 2482 4747176 b
Win95 FAT32

thanks in advance
badar abbas
Old 11-30-2003, 06:30 AM   #2
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This is suppose to be the problem not regarding the timeout.. but it is the problem regarding the NTFS in your first partition... just conver it to fat32 and things will work... or download a NTFS patch and install to your linux distro... to get things work....
Old 12-08-2003, 10:08 AM   #3
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thanks for an early reply
i was comitted and could not reply
i will check and confirm this may be the problem
thanks again
Old 12-08-2003, 12:23 PM   #4
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I donīt think that is the problem. Have you installed GRUB in th MBR?

If you do, try to add "makeactive" in the grub.conf under the windows xp section

Be lucky


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