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Old November 5th, 2003, 07:13 PM
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Default Windows XP won't load from GRUB

Right, my problem is Windows XP, when I select it from GRUB will not load, giving me the error messages that it can't find the programs xmnt2002 and autochk.

This all happened after I installed Red Hat Linux 9. I already had an NTFS partition for Windows XP. I used PartitionMagic prior to the Linux install to create an ext3 and Linux Swap partition. I defined the ext3 partition as my root (/) to install Linux. I gave the correct partition address (hda2 - an NTFS file system, Windows XP) to GRUB to load Windows from, so I don't know why it won't load Windows! Linux loads and works fine. I believe I went wrong in not creating a boot partition for GRUB to be installed on?

Can anyone please help me!!??? Here is my grub.conf file:

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
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# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,2)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda3
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=1
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,2)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img
title Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,1)
    chainloader +1

Would greatly appreciate any help to this problem!......

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ok, i have the same problem.

i used partition magic to partition my HD, just like u did. pretty much the same setting, and grup is my bootloader. linux works fine, but XP will come up to the point where it will show me logo and after that a blue screen where it says xmnt2002 and authochk not found and then it restart. :(

were u able to fix it?

i can not even reinstall my xp! when i boot from the cd, it tells me "no user partition was found, computer will make a user partition" and i click ok, and then it tries to make a [partition but its unable to, so it restart!

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Yes, I was able to fix the problem in then end....

In my case the solution was quite simply as it turns out, its just a matter of finding the right solution out of many!!!! Anyway, I booted into PartitionMagic through DOS using its floppy boot disks. My Windows partition had been set to HIDDEN by PartitionMagic, so I set the status to NONE (i.e. visible again). This solved my problem!

Hope it helps.

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Hey.. I have exactly the same problem too and now I can only get into Red Hat 9 .. what do I do if I dont have a boot disk for windows ??
How can I set it to visible without it ??

Please help!!!

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It was a boot floppy for PartitionMagic which I used, not a Windows boot floppy. I think you have to have a PartitionMagic boot floppy. Haven't got a clue how to do it otherwise. Try installing PartitionMagic on a m8s PC, just to be able to create the boot floppys and then use them.

Good luck buddie

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Mahesh Joshi Tells u the trick for oracle installation on linux.
the trick is to make a script file for database creation and follow the simple instruction its very simple

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title Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,1)
    chainloader +1
    makeactive
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THere is a simpler way

at a terminal prompt type "parted"
then at the parted prompt type "print"

FInd the partition slice that is hidden (It is called a minor)

Then type the following:

parted> set 1 hidden off

(Where 1 is the minor number on my install ...yours may be different)

that is it.

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