Re: Help with grub setup for dual-boot system
From: Roby (roby_at_no-address.net)
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 11:23:28 -0500
> Did fdisk /mbr.
> Tried sys c:, says invalid media on drive c.
> When I rebooted, got "grub" in upper left corner, had to boot "linux
> rescue" on my fc2 disk, chroot /mnt/sysimage, grub-install /dev/hda to
> get Linux back.
> Still no Windows. Sucks that the data is there just can't boot to it.
> Any suggestions?
> I rechecked the BIOS settings, disk was set to AUTO, tried USER with
> LBA, still same thing. At AUTO, LBA was there, just greyed out. Haven't
> run a disk using CHS setup for a LONG time.
> Still no answer to one question I had.
> Upon booting off Windows CD, running FDISK, it asks if I want to enable
> Large Disk support. I think I did this when I had to recover from a
> hard drive failure a couple years back. Could this be what is causing
> me to not be able to access it? Or will doing this ensure I cannot get
> my data back?
This machine has "ms-dos 7.1" on hda, /boot/grub is on hda9, mbr pointing to
grub. I booted a dos floppy and did fdisk/mbr, then rebooted. Instead of
the usual grub menu, I got a dos-prompt. To restore the grub menu, I
booted a grub floppy and entered root (hd0,8) followed by setup (hd0) and
Maybe you need to reboot between the fdisk/mbr and sys c: on your setup.
I've pitched my win cd's so I can't try it your way.
The "enable Large Disk support" might be an offer to turn on FAT32 for the
install rather then turning on LBA in the BIOS ... I'm guessing.
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