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Re: ntoskrnl.exe

On Tue, 18 May 2004 12:12:25 -0400 (EDT)
"duncan brown" <duncanbrown linuxadvocate net> wrote:

> Sean Estabrooks said:
> > No you are wrong.
> > No you are wrong.
> >
> > Please don't try to disuade him from trying.   It may very well work
> > for him.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Sean.
> sean,
> could you please tell us why/how he is wrong?  i'm pretty new at grub and
> i'd like to know what's wrong with that (especially since i'm heading
> towards a fc2 install dual booted with w2k)

Hi Duncan,

It's still just a theory, but it looks like Grub actually starts numbering partitions
based on their starting cylinder number whereas linux numbers them based
on their physical order in the partition table.   So depending on how you 
install XP you can have problems.   The OP has windows XP  in the first
partition table slot so linux labels it   /dev/hda1 but grub may not
label it (hd0,0) because it is located at cyl 1461.    I'm not sure how grub
counts extended partitions which explains why i'm asking him to try ,3 and ,4.

It looks like there is also another more severe problem with FC2 which
may actually corrupt a partition table but am hoping that isn't what Boby is

Hoping Boby will clarify if he tried this and if it worked or not for him.


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