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help - xp not starting - dual boot with linux

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

#boot=/dev/hda
default=2
timeout=9
splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
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

Error 22 : NO SUCH PARTITION

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

going here
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html

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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Also
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 www.knoppix.net or www.knoppix.com 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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