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  1. #1

    Problem with booting

    I have seen topics (i hope all of them) about problems with booting but I didn't find the answer to mine. So here it is: I have 2 hdds, on slave I've installed Win XP and on master disk Fedora Core 2. Now I can't boot Win Xp true GRUB.
    GRUB commands for booting XP are: (i used "e" to view them in GRUB)

    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    chainloader +1

    Then I read about problems when windows is installed on second (slave) disk.
    So I did some changes into GRUB command list:

    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    rootverify (hd1,0)
    chainloader +1

    Then I got on screen:

    NTLDR is missing. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to reboot

    I hope someone could help me, because I don't know what I did it wrong.

    Thanks, Anomalus

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Stockholm, Sweden
    This can be a tad bit tricky yes...
    are there any partitions on the WinXP drive??

    My first tip would be :

    physically swap places for the drives,
    and then change grub.conf to reflect these changes
    after that, make sure you write the MBR of the master drive.

    There may be other ways to do it,
    but generally I think this is actually the easiest solution...


  3. #3
    Hm on the second disk I don't have any partitions. I changed boot hdd in BIOS to second disk where I have XP. But I got the same error on screen, so I ran System Recovery from XP cd, and used /fixboot. Strange here is that program wanted to write it to F: drive but I don't have that drive any more. I had it on the first disk, as a partition, but I delete that partition because I needed whole disk for linux. (But I think that SR didn't mean that drive, because when I installed XP that drive wasn't empty and I'm not sure in which format was it)

    So I don't get it why SR wanted to write to F: drive? Windows are installed on C: drive, maybe they moved some boot programs to the master disk when they were installed?

    Are there any particularities when you are installing Windows on the second hdd?

    I'm quite confused right now...

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