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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] MBR corruption

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  • ken
    ... I just did an fdisk -l on my 600m and it reported that HPFS/NTFS was on /dev/hda2. On /dev/hda1 is the Dell Utility. (It s a dual-boot, XP/Mandrake 10.1
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 23, 2004
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      Rosenstrauch, David wrote:

      >
      >
      >
      >>Hi Kaal,
      >>
      >>From what you describe it doesn't sound like the problem is
      >>with the MBR but with the default boot partition (which has
      >>moved/been deleted) and grub not being able to find it.
      >>
      >>Taken from the grub man pages try the following:
      >> grub> rootnoverify (hd0,0)
      >> grub> chainloader +1
      >> grub> makeactive
      >> grub> boot
      >>
      >>WARNING: the (hd0,0) above assumes that your XP partition is
      >>on the first partition of the first disk, if not you will
      >>have to adjust accordingly.
      >>
      >>
      >
      >
      >Note also: there's an additional issue if your XP partition is not the first
      >partition on the disk (or not on the primary disk): Windows expects to be on
      >the first partition of the first disk, and won't boot if it's not.
      >
      >The way you get around that is by fooling Windows into thinking it's on the
      >first partition by doing this:
      >
      >title Windows
      >map (hd1,1) (hd0,0)
      >map (hd0,0) (hd1,1)
      >rootnoverify (hd1,1)
      >chainloader +1
      >makeactive
      >
      >Note, in my case, Windows is on the 2nd partion on the 2nd disk, hence
      >(hd1,1). Adjust accordingly. (e.g., for 2nd partition on primary disk:
      >(hd0,1)).
      >
      >HTH,
      >
      >DR
      >
      >

      I just did an "fdisk -l" on my 600m and it reported that HPFS/NTFS was
      on /dev/hda2. On /dev/hda1 is the Dell Utility.

      (It's a dual-boot, XP/Mandrake 10.1 CE.)

      ken

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