You might want to look at the boot.ini file on the Windows partition.
Take a look at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022 for information
regarding editing the file.
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Behalf Of Mark Oden
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 11:31 AM
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Subject: Re: Grub errors :(
Using your suggestions I was able to determine that the Windows disk is
believed by GRUB to be hd0. Therefore I took out the "map" commands and
used the 4 remaining commands to attempt the boot. Unfortunately when I
choose Windows and hit return it takes me right back to the "Loading
Fedora Core in ........ x seconds", i.e. as if GRUB was just coming up.
Perhaps now it's an issue with the Windows boot loader?
PS. If useful, up to now I've been using a Windows startup disk to
bypass GRUB and take me to Windows when I needed it.
Edward Allcutt wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-04-08 at 00:49 -0400, ODEN,MARK THOMAS wrote:
>> If this is the case, I would want to change (hd0) to (hd3),
>> correct? Then, I would want to fix all the other numberings, but
>> I'm not quite sure how hdb, hdc, etc. map to (hd1), (hd2). How
>> can I do this?
> Unfortunately the best way is probably to use cat TAB and find with a
> good knowledge of what's on each disk.
> The good news is that you really only need to know the mappings of
> disks you want to boot off, so if some disks are just data or swap
> then you can ignore them.
>> As a side note, I'm also trying to setup grub to boot to Windows
>> using the rootnoverify command and the map commands if necessary
>> in grub.conf. I know that Windows is on /dev/hdc but don't know
>> which (hd#) it maps to. I've tried different combinations and
>> none will boot to windows, I've also tried
>> map (hd0) (hd1)
>> map (hd1) (hd0)
>> and other permutations (only with hd0) but have had no luck
>> either. Any hints there would be useful too. -- I will try the
>> find and cat commands from the grub menu when I get back, will
>> "find \windows\" work (or perhaps "find \boot.ini")?
> Unfortunately I don't think grub supports ntfs so unless you're using
> FAT those commands won't help. If you can distinguish the disks based
> the number or partitions (of if there's only one disk grub can't read
> filesystem data from) then you should be able to work it out.
> Once you've figured out which number the windows disk is, the
> commands should work (substitute x for the disk number, y for the
> map (hd0) (hdx)
> map (hdx) (hd0)
> rootnoverify (hdx,y)
> chainloader +1
> If the windows disk turns out to be hd0 then the map commands are
> unnecessary. makeactive is necessary only if the windows partition
> marked as active, but it doesn't hurt.
>> Thanks for your help so far,
> Good luck :)