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RE: [K12OSN] Triple Booting and Grub



James P. Kinney III wrote:
>>  
>> The partition marked as bootable on hdc is hdc4. That will not
>> work as it seems to be in conflict with the boundary markers from
>> hdc1, the _real_ XP partition. You will need to blow away the
>> contents of hdc and partition manually using the linux fdisk
>> tools (it works fine to create an NTFS partition). Then reinstall
>> the new XP system onto the remade hdc1 partition. Your grub.conf
>> entries also are a bit confusing. You have labeled the data
>> directory on hdb the same as the boot dir on hdc.
>> 
>> I think the big issue is the existence of hdc4 and it being
>> marked as bootable.

Thanks for the reply.  Oddly, when I set up the new drive, I only created one partition so I don't know where that hdc4 came from.  I thought that if I was going to reinstall everything anyway, it wouldn't hurt to mess with the partition table on hdc so I went in to fdisk and removed the bootable flag on partition 4 and then set it on partition 1.  Doubly odd is that now, when I look at the partitions, there is no hdc4.  Of course, it still doesn't boot properly to (hd2,0).  As for the oddity in my grub.conf, that extra entry for hdb was just to see what would happen.  Curious that it would also boot (hd0,0) but I've removed it, anyway.

[root localhost ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        2550    20482843+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2            2551        2563      104422+  83  Linux
/dev/hda3            2564        9729    57560895   8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/hdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1   *           1        9729    78148161    7  HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/hdc: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdc1   *           1        9728    78140128+   7  HPFS/NTFS

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