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

Marco Bambini wrote:
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
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

I had a problem during FC1 where XP would not boot. I see that the partition is active already from the fdisk output.

I ended up putting the below into grub.conf and it worked. This was the entry from the configuration section in "info grub".
I only see a difference between the two entries with root instead of rootnoverify and the makeactive entry.

    # For booting Windows NT or Windows95
     title Windows NT / Windows 95 boot menu
     root        (hd0,0)
     chainloader +1



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