Booting NTFS (Sorting out the Socerer's apprentices)

Kevin Jordan kmj7777 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 14:33:13 PDT 2004


On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 11:37:34 -0700 (PDT), Steven C. <exvor at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> --- Declan Moriarty <declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie>
> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> > Can someone help me get XP or even ntloader booting?
> >
> > I have a ntfs partition, which grub won't talk to.
> > But there is an
> > ntloader on hda1, except the last reinstall of win98
> > overwrote the hda1
> > mbr (I can replace the /dev/hda mbr), which means
> > only win 98 boots.
> >
> >
> >
> > I have my headaches here with my kids. Fixing is in
> > their blood, but they
> > wade in clicking mouse buttons  and screw up
> > mightily on my pc, just
> > like the Socerer's apprentice of old.
> >
> > They hack windoze; XP went in, and they overwrote
> > grub. Windows 98
> > falls over and they reinstall. Then it's left to me
> > to download the 56
> > patches, and updates to weed out redialers, spyware,
> > and viruses.
> > Currently they have no XP. It might be useful one
> > day, so I'd like the
> > option of booting it before someone else decides
> > they "need" it, and
> > everything gets attacked again.
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> >       With best Regards,
> >
> >
> >       Declan Moriarty.
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> >
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> 
> Hey Declan I have windows xp and a BLFS with grub
> working. You have to do some special mojo to get the
> damn thing working. Ill send you my menu.lst when i
> get home. :)
> 
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Here's a grub entry for XP:
title=Windows XP
root (hd0,5)
makeactive
chainloader +1

I guess that's what you were asking for...

-- 
Kevin Jordan



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