March 28th, 2003, 08:29 AM
windows wont load after installing linux
I had win 2k installed and i just installed red hat linux 7.3, but when i try to boot into windows from GRUG, It freezs at:
chainloader + 1
can anyone help me fix this? thanks.
March 28th, 2003, 08:32 AM
What does you grub file look like? It should be in /etc/grub.conf
Can you post this file here?
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March 28th, 2003, 09:18 AM
I think I posted this link before, try this
or more specifically,
GRUB Manual, OS Specific notes / windows
( windows likes to think it is the only operating system on the computer )
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March 28th, 2003, 10:43 AM
Windows is like a woman
Originally posted here by IKnowNot
windows likes to think it is the only operating system on the computer
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March 28th, 2003, 11:31 AM
I had the exact same problem before. However it was when I was more, ignorant shall we say. And I simple reinstalled RH and let GRUB know that Windows was getting some of the action whether it liked it or not and it seemed to work. So unless you stand to lose a lot, just reinstall, otherwise hit the docs.
March 28th, 2003, 02:08 PM
I had this problem when I tried installing Mandrake 6 (lnx4win - which runs over Windows without requiring partitioning). If you create a DOS boot up disk and make sure you copy the file fdisk.exe to it, then boot up using this disk and execute the command: fdisk /mbr
This should remove the GRUB loader from the master boot record, and then Windows should run automatically next time you reboot. However, you should only do this if you either know what you are doing or have no other option (don't blame me if you can't access anything afterwards!), and don't mind losing the capability to dual-boot until you reinstall GRUB or another boot loader.
March 28th, 2003, 03:00 PM
Before triing to reinstall all the OS, you migth try to check the grub.conf file, if youre are not so good, then post it here and we will help you...
March 29th, 2003, 12:04 AM
heres my conf file:
title red hat 7.3 (2.4.18-3bigmen)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18bigmen ro root=/dev/hdb1
title red hat 7.3 (2.4.18-3smp)
kernel /vmlinux-2.4.18-3smp ro root=/dev/hdb1
title red hat 7.3-up (2.4.18-3)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-3 ro root=/dev/hdb1
also, why is there 3 red hats listed? i just installed.
March 29th, 2003, 03:56 AM
mr pinkpanther you should better reinstall and by the way what partitions you used here is how i install linux 8.0 -------i have windows installed on c:/ ok so i delete all other partions through fdisk and leave this as free space now install linux and chose autopartion option when installer ask you for partioning.if u stil have a problem delete c:/ too then install windows on c:/ and repeat the above process.always remember to load windows first!!!
i hope it would help!
March 29th, 2003, 04:36 AM
Try modifying the Win2K section like this:
If it still doesn't work, then it's because 2K isn't on the first partition. That means that you'll have to boot off the 2K CD and repair the MBR. For this, from the recovery console, type "fixboot" and then "fixmbr" without the quotes. Then head over to http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=241021 to see how you can dual boot 2K and Linux.
The multiple entries for redhat in the grub boot menu are for different kernels.
1) /vmlinuz-2.4.18bigmem - Big Memory Kernel - Boot this if you have more than 4GB of RAM
2) /vmlinux-2.4.18-3smp - Symmetric Multiprocessor Kernel - Boot this if you have more than one processor
3) /vmlinuz-2.4.18-3 - Default Kernel - You should normally be looking to boot from here