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Author Topic: Dual booting with windows vista-rootnoverify (hd0, 1), chain loader +1  (Read 8207 times)

Offline mossyx

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Please, i just installed linux on my system which already has windows vista but i cant boot my windows any longer, its giving this error: rootnoverify (hd0, 1), chain loader +1, BOOTMGR is missing. Can somebody pls tell me how to resolve this issue?
« Last Edit: April 05, 2009, 06:56:04 AM by Ricky »

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Can you post content of your grub config file here ie. /etc/grub/grub.conf
also post output of following :

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fdisk -l

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this is the content of my grub file

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:   You do not have a /root partition. This means that
                 all kernel and initrd are relative to /, eg.
                 root (hd0,0)
                 kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda1
#               initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,0) /boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
password --md5 $1$hSC1jN. h$xiis3FXQmaNW6V4d.GLq51
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (2.4.21-4.EL)
         root  (hd0,0)
         kernel  /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.21-4.EL ro root=LABEL=/
         initrd  /boot/initrd-2.4.21-4.EL.img
title DOS
         rootnoverify  (hd0, 1)
         chainloader +1


My output of fdisk -l

Disk  /dev/sda: 160.0 GB,  160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes


   Device   Boot     Start             End         Blocks        Id       System
/dev/sda1   *            1              704       5647288+     83       Linux
Partition  1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2              704          19458    150641664        7      HPFS/NTFS



Thanks.

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It looks that you erased Vista partition by mistake while trying to install Linux as I see that your first partition is LInux and second is NTFS, but normally its windows partition first and then linux (if you installed windows first).

How many partitions were there before installing linux ?

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I had just one partition before I installed Linux, but i did automatic partitioning while installling linux. What can I do now? Pls kindly advise me on what to do. Thanks.

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Can you give me output of following ?
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mount

Offline mossyx

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Do you mean mnt? If you do the output is cdrom and floppy.

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mount shows all current mounted partition information.

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The mount output is:

/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
none on /devpts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)

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Basically I see that you still have NTFS windows partition there but it is not mounted, it could be your windows but I would tried to mount it or used live CD to see its content. If its normal windows file then you need to reinstall windows bootloader from windows' recovery console and then again use linux recovery to install grub so that you can booth both the OS.

Or simply try fixing windows installation from windows installation CD and if that works (don't reinstall windows or format anything) then let me know and I wll explain how to get GRUB back.