Boot Windows XP from high block number?
hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 04:11:59 UTC 2009
On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 11:02 PM, Jonathan Ryshpan <jonrysh at pacbell.net> wrote:
> I have installed Linux and Windows XP on my hard drive and am trying to
> set up a dual boot. Unfortunately XP is installed at a high sector,
> namely block 204438565. The partition table starts:
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sda1 63 2040254 1020096 83 Linux
> /dev/sda2 2040255 104438564 51199155 83 Linux
> /dev/sda3 * 104438565 206836874 51199155 b W95 FAT32
> I have set up grub.conf as follows:
> title Windows
> rootnoverify (hd0,2)
> chainloader +1
> The grub initialization screen starts OK, but when I select Windows,
> grub fails with a disk read error.
> (1) Is grub.conf set up right for this partition table?
> (2) Is it possible to boot XP at this location, or do I have to
> reinstall Linux and XP with their partition reversed, so as to get the
> XP partition to a smaller block number?
> (3) Is there some quicker way to get the partitions reversed other than
> Thanks - jon
I don't know about HAVE TO, but I've always installed XP on the first
partition and never had a problem dual booting.
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