[Techtalk] RE: MBR & XP
koekjes_trommel at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 11 20:01:09 EST 2003
there is a file in XP that's called "boot.ini". It should contain the path
to ntldr and it is read by the system during startup. Maybe you could post
the contents of your boot.ini? I could make soms suggestions.
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From: "- -" <mqa2d at yahoo.com>
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Sent: Monday, August 11, 2003 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Techtalk] RE: MBR & XP
> Thanks Hans.
> I did overwrite the boot sector by using
> in the XP Revovery Console, and reinstall the GRUB to
> MBR by reinstalling the whole RH9. I can boot into RH.
> However, if I select to boot XP, I got the message:
> NTLDR is missing.
> I copied the NTLDR and NTDETECT on the c:\ from the XP
> boot CD, still got the same message saying 'NTLDR is
> When I install the Linux, I saw the file system in XP
> partition was 'vfat'. In pamagic it shows 'fat'. - it
> was 'ntfs'.
> Any one has any idea about this?
> Thanks very much
> > > > 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.
> > ...oh, and after that you'll have to reinstall GRUB
> > to the MBR of your
> > first disk since the XP rescue process most likely
> > will overwrite both
> > the boot sector of the XP partition and the MBR.
> > Hans
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