Bug 120128 - After Grub install unable to boot Windows XP
After Grub install unable to boot Windows XP
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 115980
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-04-06 05:14 EDT by David Richards
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 14:02:25 EST
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Description David Richards 2004-04-06 05:14:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installed Fedora Core Test 2. Can happily boot into Fedora, but I am
now unable to boot into windows XP

Section taken from grub.conf

title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

When this option is selected, grub starts and Fedora boots fine but
trying to boot Win XP, the following prints to the screen:

rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader+1

(blinking cursor)


I have tried using the windows XP recover console, and runing fixboot
and fixmbr, but even after runing these I'm still unable to run
windows. After running these I reinstall grub using recovery mode from
the fedora disks, which lets me boot Fedora again.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have windows XP installed
2. Insatll Fedora Test 2, (leaving all options as default)
3. Try booting from Windows XP
    

Actual Results:  Fedora boots fine but trying to boot Win XP, the
following prints to the screen:

rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader+1

(blinking cursor)




Expected Results:  Windows Xp should start

Additional info:
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2004-05-05 09:46:30 EDT
I'm thinking this is a duplicate of Bug# 115980.  This still hasn't 
been resolved (to my knowledge).
Comment 2 Confushion 2004-05-09 21:50:01 EDT
This just happened to me with Fedora Core 2 Test 3!  It's not fixed.
Comment 3 Nils Philippsen 2004-05-17 16:42:36 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 115980 ***
Comment 4 Revant Nandgaonkar 2004-05-30 04:28:41 EDT
Make your default boot loader NTLDR
Make the linux.bin
with
-- one-line command--
dd if=/dev/{bootpartition} of=/mnt/windows_root_c/Linux.bin bs=512 count=1

--- command end ----

edit C:\boot.ini and add line:
C:\Linux.bin="Fedora Core 2"

set active boot partition to win partition
Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:02:25 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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