Re: Help!! GTAN-Grub Troubling Another Newbie

From: Douglas Mayne (doug_at_SLACKWARE-1.localnet)
Date: 12/24/03


Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 10:32:04 -0700

On Tue, 23 Dec 2003 19:20:01 -0800, xunitinmullik wrote:

> Hi group,
>
> I installed RH 9.0 on my HP Pavillion N5495 notebook which already has
> windows XP running. I tried to make it double boot using grub but it
> isnt working out ( I had another problems too like diplay smaller than
> the screen.. but i think i can live with it for the time being).
> It'll be really appreciable if smbdy could help me with the editing
> required in my grub conf file.
> Below is my grub.conf file(i installed grub on the first sector of the
> linux partition during the installation):
> # grub.conf generated by anaconda
> #
> # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this
> file
> # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
> # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
> # root (hd0,2)
> # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda5
> # initrd /initrd-version.img
> #boot=/dev/hda3
> default=2
> timeout=10
> splashimage=(hd0,2)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-24.9)
> root (hd0,2)
># kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-24.9 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
> initrd /initrd-2.4.20-24.9.img
> title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
> root (hd0,2)
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
> initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
> title Windows XP
> rootnoverify (hd0,1)
                makeactive
> chainloader +1
>
>
> My hdd organisation is:
> Command (m for help): p
>
> Disk /dev/hda: 30.0 GB, 30005821440 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3648 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
>
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/hda1 1 3 24066 a0 IBM Thinkpad
> hibernation
> /dev/hda2 * 4 3140 25197952+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
> /dev/hda3 3141 3153 104422+ 83 Linux
> /dev/hda4 3154 3648 3976087+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
> /dev/hda5 3154 3583 3453943+ 83 Linux
> /dev/hda6 3584 3648 522081 82 Linux swap
>
>
> Thanks,
> Nitin Mullik
>
>
> P.S.: Btw, I wont mind if smbdy could temme the correct display
> settings for HP pavillion N5495 ;)
>
Sorry, I don't know anything about a N5495.

Caveat: I am not running Windows XP. Also, I haven't tried the method
recommended below personally. I prefer to boot NT (and its
derivatives) using Grub installed at the MBR. You have opted to use
Microsoft's MBR loader; therefore, these instructions may apply to you:

        http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux/grub-w2k-HOWTO.html

The short summary is to get a copy of grub's boot sector code into a file
which can be transfered to your Windows partition (called linux.bin on the
linked page.) Then modify Window's boot.ini to reference that file.

Maybe, something like this...

[boot loader]
timeout=5
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINXP
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINXP="Microsoft Windows XP" /fastdetect
c:\linux.bin="Linux"

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