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  1. #11
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden

    I think your rootnoverify line should read:

    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    not what you currently have:

    rootnoverify (hd1)
    And also you can add 'makeactive' under the chainloader line.. everyone else seems to have that when booting windows.
    The filesystem in use by windows makes no difference whatsoever to the grub boot sequence.

  2. #12
    I tried changing the 'rootnoverify' and I added the 'makeactive' command, but neither fix the error:

    root (hd1,0) 
      Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
    I was searching through the possible commands and I saw there was a 'parttype' What exactly does that do, and could it be a possible fix?

  3. #13
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    The original rootnoverify command was obviously wrong. Anyhow, from what I know, Windows refuses to boot if it's not installed on the first hard drive. Fortunately, there's a workaround for that with GRUB. Try these commands instead:
    title Windows
        rootnoverify (hd1,0)
        map (hd0) (hd1)
        map (hd1) (hd0)
        chainloader +1

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  5. #14
    Excellent! That fixed it. I was tired of swapping jumpers on the drive to switch between OS's. Thank you, and everyone else, who helped me with this. This has got to be one of the most helpful Linux forums I've yet to find, and I'll keep coming back. Thanks again to everyone!

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