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

On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 15:36 -0500, Mauriat wrote:
> 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?

Actually, force of habit, left over from the days when /boot had to live
in the first 1024 cylinders.  

> 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.

Not yet.  I'll give it a shot if there's nothing easier.

> -Mauriat
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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