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  1. #1

    what means (hdx, y)--Y not booting XP


    I have problem booting Win XP after installing Grub. When I logged in for the first time in Red Hat 8.0 it worked just fiine only for a few minutes (the partition of Win XP could be mounted). After these few minutes this hda1 partition and after a reboot I could not get into XP.

    I found a lot of stuff here and i tried some but they didn't work. I tried to change (hd0,0) (here is my XP and on (hd0,2) is my Red Hat) to (hd0,1) and it showed me NTLDR missing. Even if I haven't tried it yet, I think loading from the repair of XP CD the NTLDR it could work.

    I just want to ask what is x and y on (hdx, y) and what it could create this problem( because at a moment the mount command worked)

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    x is Harddisk number and y is partition number.
    nothing is wrong with Windows XP and no need to repair it with XP CD. if you try to repair Windows with XP CD, it will erase GRUB and you have to re-install GRUB again.
    post the contents of /boot/grub/grub.conf file and output of 'fdisk -l' command here. let see where is the problem.

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    Sorry I made by fault a new thread with the information you ask.

    Its title is " fixmbr not working".

    I wish I could know how to close this thread


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