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From: mattr@×××××.com
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Grub won't boot SATA WinXP disk
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 15:28:11
1 I just put in a SATA drive into an otherwise PATA machine. I put Windows XP
2 on the new drive. I added the following to my grub.conf:
4 title=Windows XP
5 rootnoverify (hd2,0)
6 makeactive
7 chainloader +1
9 but when I tell grub to boot this item, I get an otherwise blank screen with
10 the text:
12 rootnoverify (hd2,0)
13 makeactive
14 chainloader +1
16 and nothing else happens.
18 I have never had difficulty getting grub to play with Windows in the past, but
19 that was always with PATA hardware.
21 I have tried editing the grub configuration at boot time to see if grub
22 doesn't like my drive number or something. I used the TAB autocompletion
23 feature which lists three disks (hd0, hd1, and hd2). The former two are
24 definitely my raid array based on the number of partitions they contain. The
25 latter has only one partition (according to grub's TAB autocompletion) which
26 is as it should be given that it is obviously the Windows disk.
28 I'm at a loss here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm afraid I have
29 to use my BIOS to switch boot disks until I resolve this.
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Grub won't boot SATA WinXP disk Allan Spagnol Comar <allan.comar@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Grub won't boot SATA WinXP disk maxim wexler <blissfix@×××××.com>