[Techtalk] RE: MBR & XP

Hans Tegnerud hans_tegnerud at chello.se
Sun Aug 10 17:08:33 EST 2003

On Fri, 2003-08-08 at 16:34, mqa wrote:
> hda1 for XP
> hda2/3/4 for linux root/boot/swap

hda1 is to GRUB: (hd0,0)
hda  is to GRUB: (hd0)

> I installed the grub into MBR. It worked well. I
> wanted to mount the ntfs, so I did these:
> make xconfig
> make dep
> make bzImage
> grub-install /dev/hda1

Here you apparently installed GRUB to the boot sector of your XP
partition instead of to the MBR. You should have supplied grub-install
with '/dev/hda' instead.

> Booting "WinXP"
> rootnoverify (hd0,0)
> chainloader +1
> GRUB loading stage2...

Boot from your XP rescue disks and rewrite the boot sector from there.
I'm not sure but I believe it's also possible to boot from the XP
install CD and do a rescue from there. Sadly I can't confirm it for you.



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