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  1. #1
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    Wyoming, USA

    redhat 8 and windows xp


    i have 2 HDD's: one has windows xp the other has redhat 8. the redhat 8 HDD is the master and the windows xp HDD is the slave. i am using GRUB, but for some reason it wont boot windows xp. when i hit enter on the 'DOS' selection it comes to a screen with rootnoverify(hd1,o) chainloader +1 and never moves from that spot, any ideas why and/or how to fix it?

  2. #2
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    Jul 2002
    Daytona Beach, FL
    hmm, that it what it should look like assuming windows is on the first partition of that second drive (maybe the only one who knows)

    if you boot linux can you mount that partition?

    mkdir /tmp/c
    mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /tmp/c

    (it may not be hdb, check it with fdisk -l)

    did you install windows on the slave drive or did you decide to move iit to the slave so you could run linux also?

    Also where did you install grub? the mbr or to /dev/hda?

    (also, if you edit the /etc/grub.conf file you can change the line that says title DOS to title Windows XP or something else

    Quiet brain, or I\'ll stab you with a Q-tip.

  3. #3
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    those commands didnt work.

    windows xp is the NTFS file system and my kernel doesn't have support for mounting a NTFS file system.

    i moved it to slave so i can run linux also.

    GRUB is installed in /dev/hda

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  5. #4
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    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    /dev/hda is the MBR anyway, unless you mean /dev/hda1 or something like that.
    In what way didn't the commands work; what error message did you get?
    Anyway, since it was NTFS that didn't really matter. Try "fdisk -l /dev/hdb" instead. Remember, that it must be run as root, or you'll get permission denied.
    The question is how the NT boot loader reacts to being moved to the slave drive. I'm not really sure about that.
    Try entering command mode in GRUB, and try these ones:
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    chainloader +1

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