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Re: ntoskrnl.exe

Sean Estabrooks wrote:

On Tue, 18 May 2004 01:04:56 -0700 (PDT)
boby <bobysandz yahoo com> wrote:

I installed fedora after i had installed win2000
and now i get error when i want to start win2000 from
grub boot loader .following line is from my grub.conf
should i recover from windows recovery console or i
should change some thing in grub conf.

title WINDOWS 2000
       rootnoverify (hd0,0)
       chainloader +1

and here is my partition table :
/dev/hda1 * 1461 3500 16386300 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 3501 4866 10972395 a5 FreeBSD
/dev/hda3 1 26 208813+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 27 1460 11518605 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 27 91 522081 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda6 92 1460 10996461 83 Linux

thanks for help


This seems to be a known problem but i'm not sure of the proper fix.
Would you please test the following two changes and let us know if either of them work or not:

Modify the rootnoverify line above to:

rootnoverify (hd0, 3)

and if that doesn't work please try:

rootnoverify (hd0,4)

Hope this helps.

You are telling him to try to boot from the extended partition ---> no way, not a filesystem here.
Then you have him try the linux swap partition --> even worse.

(hd0,0) is hda1 (FAT32)
(hd0,1) is hda2 )FreeBSD)
(hd0,2) is hda3 (Linux)
(hd0,5) is hda5 (Linux)
These are the only possible choices, and his Windows 2000 can only possibly reside on hda1 or hda2 (probably on hda1).

He is trying to boot Windows 2000 which should be NTFS and the partition table shows it as FAT32.
This may be the problem, and if he allowed the system to do an auto-partition when installing it may have corrupted the partition table.
A corrupt partition table may prevent recovery.

Is this a triple boot machine? hda2 shows as FreeBSD, hda1 shows as FAT32, and hda3 & 6 show as linux with hda5 showing as linux swap.
Which partition are you booting Linux from? I assume the MBR contains GRUB, but either hda3 or hda6 must be the boot partition.

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