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Re: [vox-tech] grub questions

On Mon, 09 Aug 2004 22:19:45 -0700
dylan <dylan@iici.no-ip.org> wrote:

> on 04.8.9 5:11 PM, Foo Lim at foo@joshuatree.cs.ucdavis.edu was
> reported to have writen:
> > On Mon, 9 Aug 2004, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > 
> >> [...]
> >> title  Windows NT/2000/XP
> >> root  (hd1,0)
> >> savedefault
> >> makeactive
> >> chainloader +1
> >> 
> >> I'd like to put "boot" at the end of the Win2k stanza, but when I
> >type> "boot" at the grub prompt, it tells me that the kernel needs to
> >load> before booting (huh?).
> > 
> > Hi Peter,
> > 
> > Try something like this:
> > 
> > title Win2K
> > root (hd0,0)
> > makeactive
> > chainloader +1
> > # For loading DOS
> > chainload /bootsect.dos
> > 
> > You might be missing the last line.
> > 
> > HTH,
> > FL
> > 
> just a little curious how this is all working out... my upstairs
> neighbor and i have been messing around with suse 9.1 on his machine.
> we installed linux first, and then windows xp - and of course grub was
> removed from the MBR. after re-installing grub we were able to boot to
> either windows or linux from the boot menu. however, after a second
> install of winXP and grub winXP refuses to boot from the grub boot
> menu... after selecting the windows option a back screen comes up
> saying that the partition is not a bootable partition... when in fact
> it used to be...

Use fdisk (or cfdisk) to make sure the bootable flag is set on the
windows partition.

> i am wondering if this is somehow related to the problems that peter
> is having, and if there is some kind of MBR voodo that needs to be
> done in order to fix both windows and grub -- so that they can
> co-exist...

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