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RE: Unable to boot on WinXP after Fedora Core 2 test3 install



Title: RE: Unable to boot on WinXP after Fedora Core 2 test3 install

if /dev/hda1 is your XP then it looks like grub over-wrote the boot code for the XP partition, since that is where it's booting from and grub is in the boot partition.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marco Bambini [mailto:marco vampiresoft com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 12:59 PM
> To: fedora-test-list redhat com
> Subject: Unable to boot on WinXP after Fedora Core 2 test3 install
>
>
> I have a laptop (Acer Aspire 1300 with a 20GB HD) with Windows XP in
> the first partition (15GB) and Fedora Core 2 test1 in the second one
> (with GRUB for the dual boot and it always works fine). I
> have decided
> to install Fedora Core 2 test3 (with the erase linux
> partition option)
> and the installation works fine.
>
> But when I try to boot on my WindowsXP partition (with Grub) nothing
> happens...
> I am now UNABLE to boot into my WindowsXP partiotion...
> I have read that others have the same problem after the
> Fedora install
> ... but I haven't found any solution that works for me.
>
> Anyone can help me?
>
>
> #fdisk -l
> Disk /dev/hda: 20.0 GB, 20003880960 bytes
> 16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38760 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
>
>     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/hda1   *           1       26550    13381168+   7  HPFS/NTFS
> /dev/hda2           26551       26753      102312   83  Linux
> /dev/hda3           26754       37785     5560128   83  Linux
> /dev/hda4           37786       38760      491400    f  W95
> Ext'd (LBA)
> /dev/hda5           37786       38760      491368+  82  Linux swap
>
> #cat /etc/grub.conf
> # grub.conf generated by anaconda
> #
> # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making
> changes to this
> file
> # NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
> #          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
> #          root (hd0,1)
> #          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda3
> #          initrd /initrd-version.img
> #boot=/dev/hda
> default=1
> timeout=10
> splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.327)
>       root (hd0,1)
>       kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.327 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
>       initrd /initrd-2.6.5-1.327.img
> title WindowsXP
>       rootnoverify (hd0,0)
>       chainloader +1
>
> I really need your help...
> Thanks a lot.
>
> Marco Bambini
> Italy
>
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