Re: dual boot win2k and debian
Yep - logic prevails :) running
grub> setup (hd0)
was the "trick"; I can now successfully boot both systems.
Thank you again, guys
--- Shawn Lamson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Thank you Q. Gong, Bob Hilliard and Mike Crawford... I do notice now
> the correct setup command would be
> grub> root (hd0,11) #my / partition
> grub> setup (hd0) #not (hd0,0)
> and after again reviewing the docs I see clearly where I messed up,
> all sounds logical enough, now let me repair with fixboot, fixmbr and
> give it a shot... I will let you know how it turns out.
> --- "Q. Gong" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > IMHO, the setup command should be
> > grub> setup (hd0)
> > Then the grub stage1 file is located in the MBR of your hard disk.
> > (hd0,0)
> > stands for the partition /dev/hda1, which is in your case the NTFS
> > partition. The command setup (hd0,0) will install grub in the "MBR"
> > of
> > /dev/hda1, instead of /dev/hda. That's the reason why your W2K was
> > destroyed. Fortunately, you have command fixboot and fixmbr.
> > Good luck,
> > Qian
> > On Sun, 13 Oct 2002, Shawn Lamson wrote:
> > > Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 08:09:45 -0700 (PDT)
> > > From: Shawn Lamson <email@example.com>
> > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Subject: Re: dual boot win2k and debian
> > > Resent-Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 10:09:50 -0500 (CDT)
> > > Resent-From: email@example.com
> > >
> > > I tried running from floppy grub prompt
> > > grub> root (hd0,11)
> > > grub> setup (hd0,0)
> > > at which point it said it successfully updated the MBR and
> > installed
> > > the grub files... then i rebooted and could get to debian fine,
> > but
> > > rebooted again and when selecting the option for windows 2000 it
> > just
> > > came back to the grub menu.lst display... I tried the command
> > > option and several variations of the following:
> > > grub> rootnoverify (hd0,0)
> > > grub> makeactive
> > > grub> chainloader (hd0,0)+1
> > > also tried it without the "makeactive", root (hd0,0) , root
> > (hd0,11),
> > > chainloader +1, chainloader = (hd0,0)+1, chainloader = +1...
> > > (i don't think the "=" is necessary, it isnt necessary in grub
> > options
> > > statements)...
> > > so it looks like the same thing happened as before, grub
> > to
> > > the MBR but changed the "filesystem type" or corrupted the
> > Partition
> > > Table or something, I cannot mount the ntfs partition from here
> > > (Debian) whereas when windows2000 is working i can mount the
> > > partition... i will have to run fixboot and fixmbr from the win2k
> > CD to
> > > get back to windows 2000.
> > >
> > > Shawn
> > >
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