[SOLVED] Another one who can't boot Windows (GRUB)
I know there are a lot of similar topics - still I think I didn't find the answer yet - or maybe I'm just too stupid (what's possible :P).
Well let's start:
On my Laptop is an 80 GB HD. I installed Windows XP first (at this point it worked perfectly) then installed on the same HD, but on other partitions Archlinux.
The whole thing looks like this now:
(I got no SWAP partition, I got 4gb RAM (well can only use 3, since my system doesn't support 64bit), and my friend told me there's no absolute need for a a swap :>)
/dev/sda1 <--- Windows xp
/dev/sda2 <--- arch linux (/, etc, etc^^)
/dev/sda3 <--- homes
/dev/sda4 <--- boot partition (grub)
Arch Linux is booting perfectly (and very fast), but Windows XP doesn't want to boot anymore :>
(Just if it's from any importance: In the partition program I took the "bootable" flag away from my XP Partition and set it to sda4 - I thought I need to do that, but now I'm not so sure anymore :P )
My entry in the file /boot/grub/menu.lst looks like this (I also tried various others)
When I boot and choose the Windows XP in the GRUB boot menu, the following message appears:
When I set root(hd0,1) to root(hd0,0) (what seemed the most logical to me) and boot again selecting the windows xp, then the GRUB cosole appears.
filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
error 13: invalid or unsupported executable format
So what did I do wrong - or better said: what should I do now? :D
Thanks in advance
Use Supergrub to fix Windows boot issue then reinstall grub
So your fdisk output is /dev/sda1 rather than /device/sda1 ...
Originally Posted by Nasicus
In you position I would use Supergrub to restore Windows boot and check if Windows is able to boot ... if it is not use the Windows CD to fix the Windows boot issue and re-install grub using Supergrub after that.