Bug 86121 - grub cannot boot windows 98
grub cannot boot windows 98
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2003-03-14 10:01 EST by marcos
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-06 18:06:07 EDT
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grub config file (619 bytes, text/plain)
2003-03-14 17:17 EST, marcos
no flags Details
device map file (90 bytes, text/plain)
2003-03-14 17:19 EST, marcos
no flags Details

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Description marcos 2003-03-14 10:01:03 EST
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

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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 10:27:04 EST
Could you attach /boot/grub/grub.conf and /boot/grub/device.map?
Comment 2 marcos 2003-03-14 17:17:58 EST
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 17:19:01 EST
Created attachment 90607 [details]
device map file

same as above
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-08-06 18:06:07 EDT
Unable to reproduce.  This looks like it's almost certainly Windows not liking
having its drive moved around.

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