20928Re: MBR problem/Dual Boot
- Aug 31, 2003Hello there,
thanks to all replies so far. as i reinstalled linux (no update from
8.0), i simply
accepted the default boot-loader option of GRUB.
I checked the status of my xp-partition with cfdisk and it was
initially a (visible)
ntfs partition (as it should be, correct?)
since i`ve played around with manually editing my /boot/grub/menu.lst
what damien advised and what i'd seen in numerous other places on the
seemed to help, as now the booting of windows would start - but then
i get an error
"autocheck program not found" and boot terminates. cfdisk now tells
xp-partition is a hidden ntfs and "bootable". just as i was about to
assume i?d have
to reinstall xp i found something on another group that seems to be
problem i'm having:
apparantly the resolution was simply unhiding the partition with
question now is though: is that really a safe thing to do? read
that might not be a good idea...
again, thanks for the help so far!
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> ahhh this sounds all too familiar.those
> i suspect you've ended up with a hidden XP partition. its one of
> joys of microspaz.visible/unhidden,
> boot into linux and run cfdisk.
> choose 'type'
> and make sure the type of partition for XP is set to
> FAT32 or whatever yours is supposed to be (it might have been NTFS)having with
> be VERY careful....
> good luck
> astuermer2001 wrote:
> > Hey there,
> > hoping someone here will be able to help me with a problem I'm
> > dual booting on my Dell Inspiron 8200...dual
> > I installed SuSE 8.2 alongside my XP Home, wanting to emulate the
> > booting set-up I had previously with SuSE 8.0, ie. using the XPboot-loader.
> > Must've screwed something up, cause I get the black screen withblinking
> > cursor after start-up and go nowhere from there. Thankfully Ican use Linux,
> > booting through the Installation DVD's. Seems there's no way tofix the MBR
> > with the XP-Recovery CD (for me), as the admin password requireddoes not
> > seem to be identival to that of the admin user... Or am I wrong?MS online
> > help only works for me if I could get at my XP Control Panels...Is it a risk to
> > just reinstall Linux and let it write LILO or GRUB to the MBR?What's the best
> > way firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Thanks for any help you can give me!
> > Cheers, Arne
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