Dual boot XP / Linux wont boot into XP

Dual boot XP / Linux wont boot into XP

Post by Electro Brai » Wed, 13 Nov 2002 06:05:04



I bought a computer with XP on it.
I installed Redhat 7.2 with grub loader.
Grub menu shows two selections, Windows xp & Linux.
If I select Windows xp, nothing happens, the menu
pops up again.
Linux boots fine.

I've searched google for this, and everything I've found
says to do everything I've done already, but XP still
won't boot.

Heres grub.conf:

default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.7-10)
        root (hd0,1)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.7-10 ro root=/dev/hda3 hdc=ide-scsi
        initrd /initrd-2.4.7-10.img

title Windows XP
        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
        chainloader +1
        makeactive

Any help at all appreciated.

 
 
 

Dual boot XP / Linux wont boot into XP

Post by Michael Zingal » Wed, 13 Nov 2002 06:10:04


Most of the ways that I've seen to do this suggest using the XP
bootloader instead of GRUB.  XP's bootloader can boot XP fine, and you
can add a Linux option that points to a small 512 byte file that you
copied with dd, containing the GRUB info.  Search google for the exact
instructions.  I use this without any problems.

See


> I bought a computer with XP on it.
> I installed Redhat 7.2 with grub loader.
> Grub menu shows two selections, Windows xp & Linux.
> If I select Windows xp, nothing happens, the menu
> pops up again.
> Linux boots fine.

> I've searched google for this, and everything I've found
> says to do everything I've done already, but XP still
> won't boot.

> Heres grub.conf:

> default=0
> timeout=10
> splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> title Red Hat Linux (2.4.7-10)
>         root (hd0,1)
>         kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.7-10 ro root=/dev/hda3 hdc=ide-scsi
>         initrd /initrd-2.4.7-10.img

> title Windows XP
>         rootnoverify (hd0,0)
>         chainloader +1
>         makeactive

> Any help at all appreciated.


 
 
 

Dual boot XP / Linux wont boot into XP

Post by mjt » Thu, 14 Nov 2002 07:20:28



> I bought a computer with XP on it.
> I installed Redhat 7.2 with grub loader.

can you show us the results of:
[bash]# fdisk -l

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Michael J. Tobler: motorcyclist, surfer,  #    Black holes result
 skydiver, and author: "Inside Linux",     #   when God divides the  
 "C++ HowTo", "C++ Unleashed"              #     universe by zero

 
 
 

Dual boot XP / Linux wont boot into XP

Post by mjt » Thu, 14 Nov 2002 07:20:28



> Most of the ways that I've seen to do this suggest using the XP
> bootloader instead of GRUB.  XP's bootloader can boot XP fine, and you
> can add a Linux option that points to a small 512 byte file that you
> copied with dd, containing the GRUB info.  Search google for the exact
> instructions.  I use this without any problems.

.... !??!?!?!??!?!?!?  it's preferred to use GRUB :)  you're
probably thinking of this (?):
http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue36/larriera.html

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Michael J. Tobler: motorcyclist, surfer,  #    Black holes result
 skydiver, and author: "Inside Linux",     #   when God divides the  
 "C++ HowTo", "C++ Unleashed"              #     universe by zero

 
 
 

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