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Re: Not able to map hd1->hd0 for booting Windows on hd1

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Not able to map hd1->hd0 for booting Windows on hd1
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 15:36:25 +0200
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Jason Rennie <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> I have the following disk set-up:
> /dev/hda1 *  20GB  Debian Sarge (mounted as /)
> /dev/hda2     2GB  Swap Space
> /deb/hdb1 *  40GB  Windows XP
> I've followed the grub instructions for DOS/Windows.  This is what the
> entry for Windows looks like in my /boot/grub/menu.lst:
> title Windows
> map (hd0) (hd1)
> map (hd1) (hd0)
> root (hd0,0)
> makeactive
> chainloader +1
> boot
> But, whenever grub runs the "root (hd0,0)" command, grub sees the
> linux partition:
>  Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83

It seems that mapping was not required and that your second harddrive
was reported by the BIOS as the first.

> which is the filesystem and partition type of hd0,0.  When grub tries
> to boot it reports "Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable
> format".  If I instead do "root (hd1,0)", grub sees the windows
> partition:
>  Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7

Perhaps you are using a NTFS partition.  In that case you should use
rootnoverify instead of root.


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