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Re: Dual boot WinXP repair (maybe a little OT)



On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 3:19 PM, Matthew Saltzman <mjs clemson edu> wrote:
> So I installed WinXP on an old computer, then repartitioned with
> qparted.  I added a partition in front of the Windows one for /boot and
> one after for a LVM volume.  Then I installed F10.  I loaded grub in the
> boot record of the /boot partition and left the MBR alone.  I
> re-numbered the partitions so that /boot is sda1, Windows is sda2, and
> the rest is sda3.  There is no extended partition.
>
> Now WinXP won't boot.
>
> Is there a simple way to reconfigure the WinXP side so that its boot
> loader works again (without re-installing)?  I changed the boot.ini
> partition number, but that didn't help.

Just curious, what is the advantage of putting /boot before the XP partition?

Did you try booting the XP cd and using the recovery console?  I think
there are some commands for trying to fix the boot record.

-Mauriat


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