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I have installed Debian Sarge with debian-installer Beta 4. I knew about the following problem: "Windows OS not detected. The installer may fail to detect existing installations of Windows, if ...
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    Problems with GRUB and d-i Beta 4


    I have installed Debian Sarge with debian-installer Beta 4.
    I knew about the following problem:
    "Windows OS not detected. The installer may fail to detect existing
    installations of Windows, if Windows uses an NTFS filesystem. It will not be
    added to the grub boot menu. (This problem is fixed in the daily builds.)"
    but I have installed anyway, thinking I could simply add

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

    in /boot/grub/menu.lst after the installation.
    Alas, this does not work for me: if I try to boot Win, I get this message:

    Booting "Windows XP"

    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1

    and nothing else...

    Can you help me pleaaaase?

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    A couple of questions:

    1. What kernel version does this version of Debian use? Is it a 2.6 kernel?
    2. You sure that Windows is on the first partition?
    3. If you go to the GRUB command line (press "c" while GRUB displays its menu) and start typing "root (hd0," and then press Tab, what output do you get?

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    1. What kernel version does this version of Debian use? Is it a 2.6 kernel?
    It is a 2.6 kernel.

    2. You sure that Windows is on the first partition?
    Sure.

    3. If you go to the GRUB command line (press "c" while GRUB displays its menu) and start typing "root (hd0," and then press Tab, what output do you get?[/quote]
    --- Output begin ---
    Possible partitions are:
    Partition num: 0, Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
    Partition num: 1, Filesystem type is ext2fs, partiton type 0x83
    Partition num: 4, Filesystem type unknown, partiton type x 0x82
    --- Output end ---

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    Oh, the answer to question one made it easier (or at least so I hope =) ).

    Try entering your BIOS setup, and set the access method for your hard drive to LBA. That should probably make Windows work.

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    Try entering your BIOS setup, and set the access method for your hard drive to LBA. That should probably make Windows work.[/quote]

    It does NOT.
    I'm bored. I'll download a daily build. I hope this bug is no more...

    Thanx of all!

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