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    Gentoo / Windows / Grub Error 13


    Ok, well I installed Windows... it was all happy, then I went and installed Gentoo and it was all peachy, but then Windows got *****... When I try to load XP Pro via grub I get a:

    Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format
    I have tried just about everything under the sun to fix this and have no idea why it is not working... Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Here is my grub.conf file:
    Code:
    ...
    title=Windows XP Pro
    rootnoverify(hd0,0)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1
    My partitions are as follows:
    hda1 - NTFS - Windows XP Pro
    hda2 - ext3 - Gentoo Root
    hda3 - ext3 - boot
    hda5 - swap
    hda6 - FAT32 data drive

    Thanks.

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    You might need a space between "rootnoverify" and the drive.

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    You definitely need a space between rootnoverify and (hd0,0).
    Here is my XP entry in menu.lst
    Code:
    title XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1
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    *shakes head sadly* That space didnt even register in my mind... I never would have figured that out myself... Thanks.

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