GRUB does not load Windows XP
coetserw at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 19:47:39 UTC 2005
I'm sorry, I responded just now without seeing all the messages. I edited
menu.lst as suggested and got the following error messages. (This time it
did not freeze, it asked me to press a key and then returned me to the GRUB
Booting "That other Microspft XP OS"
Filesystem type unkown, partition type 0x7
root noverify (hd1,0)
Error 11: unrecognised device string
Press any key to continue.
--It seems XP is seeing through the lies i tell.
Sorry... can somebody give me some more adivce. (I added lba=32 on the top
of the menu.ls <http://menu.ls> file, but it does not seem to have made a
difference either, so I removed it again.)
On 7/16/05, Weiers Coetser <coetserw at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, thanks for the pointers so far...
> From my limited understanding WinXP is on the HD1,0 partition. Ubuntu is
> on HD0. (/Boot/grub/device.map indicates it as follows: (hd0) /dev/hda
> (hd1) /dev/sda
> The WinXP is installed on a SATA drive. Ubuntu is on an older IDE drive.
> (When I started the whole install, the computer was booting from the SATA
> drive (which would have made it HD0), but when I installed UBUNTU, the
> installer only asked me if I wanted to install GRUB to the MBR. I responded
> positively, but it seems to have installed GRUB onto the first partion of
> HD1. (Whenever I booted, the computer would boot directly into Windows) It
> never gave me any option to indicate which partition contained the MBR. I
> solved that problem by setting my BIOS to boot from the IDE drive first
> (Which contains my UBUNTU partitions). I then re-installed ubuntu and now I
> can boot into Ubuntu. It gives the Windows option, but when I select it, it
> crashes. I can boot into windows by changing the boot device in the BIOS
> OK... Here is my actual question. I do not see any GRUB config files under
> /ETC. My root directory does have a Boot directory and under that are a few
> files. The only file that seems to have "config" in it is
> config-2.6.10-5-38. Otherwise there is a grub directory and in it is the
> menu.lst file which seems to contain the menu items as well as the
> commands which result in the mentioned error messages.
> Which one should I edit? (although all the references seems to be correct
> in the menu.lst file)
> Where should I edit the LBA=32 in?
> Thanks again.
> On 7/16/05, Martin Schmeisser <schmeissermartin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Am Samstag, den 16.07.2005, 09:38 +0200 schrieb Weiers Coetser:
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > I am having trouble getting GRUB to load Windows XP
> > >
> > > I get the following display:
> > >
> > > root (hd1,0)
> > > Filesystem type unkown
> > > Parition typ 0x7
> > > safedefault
> > > makeactive
> > > chainloader + 1
> > >
> > > then everything just freezes and I have to reboot.
> > >
> > >
> > > (I had problems to get grub working when I installed ubuntu. For some
> > > reason grub would not be written to the MBR of my Windows drive, so I
> > > changed the bios setting to boot from the drive on which I wanted to
> > > install Ubuntu. I installed ubuntu. It installed GRUB and detected my
> > > windows system, but this is now where the above problem comes in.)
> > >
> > > Any help?
> > Hi there,
> > on which Hard drive and which partition number is your windows
> > installed?
> > keep in mind that grub starts counting at 0 so if it is the first
> > harddrive on the first partition you would put root (hd0,0)...
> > hope that helps!
> > cheers, Martin
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