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help - xp not starting - dual boot with linux

by blpiltz / June 17, 2006 1:55 AM PDT

title Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (2.6.9-34.EL)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-34.EL ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /usbinitrd1.img

title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

I was able to boot both linux and xp(which is other) successfully.
Now , by mistake some thing happened like xp partition deletion or something .
I am able to start linux and work but not able to start windows xp.
when I try to start windows xp by selecting that option I get following :

booting other :
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1


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I suggest
by PKsteven / June 17, 2006 2:18 AM PDT

going here

There are going to be some commands and grub line work involved which you will have to learn. Also do a Google to learn more. Can you boot from the Windows cd and do a fix mbr? This works but you may eventually run into this again. I am no Linux guru unfortunately or I could simply give you the grub fix. Either way, you will have to manually fix the grub with command.

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by Amos16 / June 17, 2006 2:55 AM PDT
In reply to: I suggest

if the above looks too complicated you might download knoppix from either or which would give you an entrance into your files without loading windows. There should be a hint there to what is wrong. Good luck - Amos

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