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Bug 86121 - grub cannot boot windows 98
Summary: grub cannot boot windows 98
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: grub
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-14 15:01 UTC by marcos
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-08-06 22:06:07 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
grub config file (619 bytes, text/plain)
2003-03-14 22:17 UTC, marcos
no flags Details
device map file (90 bytes, text/plain)
2003-03-14 22:19 UTC, marcos
no flags Details

Description marcos 2003-03-14 15:01:03 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)

Description of problem:
I have windows 98 on a 10GB HDD. bought an 80GB HDD partitioned it for linux 
20GB for / partition 256MB for swap and 200MB for /boot.

the 80GB is now the master drive and linux boots fine using GRUB...But When i 
try to boot Win98 with GRUB the screen goes blank and shows:

rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

it stops there...i tried modifying the boot commands to:

map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

the windows splash screen shows up, and you can hear HDD activity. but the 
screen goes blank and it stops doing anything why?

i can get windows to boot by going into the bios and changing the boot order to 
boot from my 10GB HDD. but i would like to avoid doing that everytime i want to 
change the OS i'm working in

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot computer
2.try to boot windows 98 using GRUB


Actual Results:  screen goes blank then shows:
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

Expected Results:  windows 98 should boot

Additional info:

AMD duron 800,128 MB SDRAM,80GB HDD master,10GB HDD slave, voodoo 3 2000 PCI

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-03-14 15:27:04 UTC
Could you attach /boot/grub/grub.conf and /boot/grub/device.map?

Comment 2 marcos 2003-03-14 22:17:58 UTC
Created attachment 90606 [details]
grub config file

this is what the file had in it had to type it in windows notepad to send

Comment 3 marcos 2003-03-14 22:19:01 UTC
Created attachment 90607 [details]
device map file

same as above

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-08-06 22:06:07 UTC
Unable to reproduce.  This looks like it's almost certainly Windows not liking
having its drive moved around.

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