GRUB issues

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Jun 3 17:05:35 UTC 2009

On 06/03/2009 06:26 AM, Rashkae wrote:
> J Bickhard wrote:
>> I put
>> title Windows XP Professional SP3
>> root (hd1,0)
>> map (hd0) (hd1)
>> map (hd1) (hd0)
>> chainloader +1
>> In my Menu.LST (+/- a few spaces, would that matter?)
>> GRUB just hung at "loading...".
>> Jake, Editor of Micro 100 Magazine
> You use rootnoverify (hd1,0) rather than root (hd1,0)
> Also, depending on your hardware configuration, the windows drive might
> not be drive 1.  If it's still not working, you can change the hd1 on
> the fly from the boot menu (press esc key to get the grub menu, then
> press e key to edit the parameters for the entry.).  Try incrementing
> the drive number until it looks as though windows tries to boot, then
> you can fix menu.lst so the map commands are using the correct drive
> number as well.

This is what I have for mine:

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the
Debian ones
title		Other operating systems:

# Non-linux OS on /dev/sdb1
title              Windows XP
root               (hd1,0)
map                (hd0) (hd1)
map                (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader        +1

and in my kernel section:
title		Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-12-generic
root		(hd0,0)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-12-generic root=UUID=<snipped> ro quiet
splash vga=773
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-12-generic

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