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windowsXP Don't boot up!

Nageswaran Rajendran
Hi all,

I am newbie to linux.

Two days back I installed ubuntu with windows XP in  Toshiba SatelliteA80-154, notebook.   After installing ubuntu, the problem started. 

When windows XP is chosen to boot up in the grub loader, there is a kind of splash (some messages are shown for a fraction of sec.) and the screen is blank!--probably it gets hung!--  It looks like the windows is busy in booting up, but it does not enter into windows.  I do not understand where the problem is.  But I think it may be a problem of grub loader syntax or something. 

Here I am giving the details of partition list and /boot/grub/menu.lst

my partition list:
/dev/sda1   -- ext3
/dev/sda2   -- NTFS (windows C:/)
/dev/sda4    --ext3 (linux OS)
/dev/sda5    -- Windows VFAT
/dev/sda6    --swap

I could not find much help in online-help.  Can anyone please help me out?!


=============my grub======== menu.lst looks like this
default 0
timeout 10

title        Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.12-10-386
root        (hd0,3)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-10-386 root=/dev/sda4 ro quiet splash
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-10-386
savedefault
boot

title        Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.12-10-386 (recovery mode)
root        (hd0,3)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-10-386 root=/dev/sda4 ro single
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-10-386
boot

title        Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.12-9-386
root        (hd0,3)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-9-386 root=/dev/sda4 ro quiet splash
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-9-386
savedefault
boot

title        Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.12-9-386 (recovery mode)
root        (hd0,3)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-9-386 root=/dev/sda4 ro single
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-9-386
boot

title        Ubuntu, memtest86+
root        (hd0,3)
kernel        /boot/memtest86+.bin 
boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title        Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda2
title        Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root        (hd0,1)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader    +1
===========================================================


Thanks in advance,
 Cheers,
|Eswar>

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Re: windowsXP Don't boot up!

Scott Sweeny
For the Windows entry in menu.lst, try replacing root with
rootnoverify.  That has worked for me in the past.

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Re: windowsXP Don't boot up!

chrisccoulson
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Try booting windows in safe mode, and give it some time, it might just
be slow.


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Re: windowsXP Don't boot up!

David M. Carney
On Thursday 15 December 2005 14:24, 'Forum Post, '@wailuku.xlogicgroup.com
wrote:
> Try booting windows in safe mode, and give it some time, it might just
> be slow.
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> psusi

Windows wants to be on the first partition of the first drive or it won't
boot.

So you have to fool it into thinking it is.

You need to do this in the Windows section of your grub conf:

title Windows
  map (hd0) (hd1)      # Tell the first hard drive to pretend to be the second
  map (hd1) (hd0)      # Tell the second hard drive to pretend to be the first
  root (hd1,0)      # Tell GRUB Windows is on /dev/hdb1(No pretending here)
  rootnoverify (hd1,0) # GRUB won't attempt to mount the Windows drive
  makeactive           # Sets the partition to active
  chainloader +1       # Tells GRUB to load the Windows bootloader when done

The parts after the # are comments and don't need to be in your grub conf.
They just help to explain to you what's going on.

David

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