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Re: Vista Won't Boot From Grub Under F11




> > On 07/21/2009 07:15 PM, Tom Horsley wrote:
> >> On Tue, 21 Jul 2009 19:08:15 -0400
> >> rgheck wrote:
> >>> I'm thinking maybe this is a consequence of
> having the boot partition on
> >>> the second drive?
> >> 
> >> I'm pretty sure all flavor windows have always
> been willing to boot
> >> only from drive zero (or C: or however you want to
> talk about it).
> >> 
> > Yes, but what I meant was: I've got both F11 and Vista
> on the SAME drive (first drive) of a different machine.
> > 
> > The section of this
> > http://www.linuxselfhelp.com/gnu/grub/html_chapter/grub_4.html
> > on DOS/Windows suggests a technique that can allow you
> to put Windows on some other disk. It may be that such a
> technique is also needed here, to compensate for (hdx)
> mapping weirdness.
> > 
> So this ends up working for me:
> 
> map (hd0) (hd1)
> map (hd1) (hd0)
> rootnoverify (hd1,1)
> chainloader +1
> 
> Clearly, there's something weird about how grub is mapping
> the drives here. Is there something I can do with the
> device.map file to fix this? As I said before, I'm having to
> use "wrong" hdX specifications all over the place.
> 
> rh
> 
> 
> Richard
> 
Solaris 10 x86 has very similar problems with grub and Vista. I opted to go with VMs via Virtual Box instead (64 bit Vista host in my case). HOWEVER, I googled "boot vista with grub' and hit a load of documented solutions with various versions of Linux and Solaris.
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