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Re: ntoskrnl.exe



On Tue, 18 May 2004 10:40:27 -0500
Jeff Vian <jvian10 charter net> wrote:

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

No you are wrong.   

> (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).

No you are wrong.

> 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.

Please don't try to disuade him from trying.   It may very well work 
for him.   

Cheers,
Sean.



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