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  1. #1

    Reg:Configuring Windows booting in grub.conf

    I have 40GB hard disk.I first installed Windows2003.The I installed Fedora2 leaving the windows2003 installed drive.Now I'm getting the both fedora and windows in the booting options but windows is not booting.When I give
    fdisk -l command in linux it shows the following:

    Device Boot start End Blocks Id System

    /dev/hda1 * 1 510 40965434+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda2 511 1785 10241437+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda3 2805 4864 16541280 f W95 Ext'd(LBA)
    /dev/hda5 4081 4864 62974484 b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hda6 2806 2870 522081 82 Linux Swap

    In grub.conf

    # grub.conf generated by anaconda
    # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
    # NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
    # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
    # root (hd0,0)
    # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda1
    # initrd /initrd-version.img
    title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.35
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
    title Windows
    rootnoverify (hd0,4)
    chainloader +1

    So please help in changing the grun.conf file.what are the changes in need to do?

    Thank you.


  2. #2
    Administrator MikeTbob's Avatar
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    I think if you change this: rootnoverify (hd0,4), to this: rootnoverify (hd0,3)
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  3. #3
    Its not working.........

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
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    Try (hd0,2) although I am not sure if it will work.

  6. #5
    I have tried all the combinations
    (hd0,x) x=0,1,2,3,4,5

    it gives error 16: Inserted disk not found

    even i tried the combinations (hdy,x) y=0,1,2,3,4,5

    please help in correcting the error.

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    You have installed Linux after Windows. Why did you create partitions for Linux before Windows Partition? Your Windows OS has been messed up. Try to fix Windows first. Boot up from SuperGRUB CD and select 'Fix Windows Boot Loader' option from List.
    Does Windows OS boot up after fixing its Boot Loader?
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