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#1 2006-11-21 16:37:53

somebody
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Registered: 2006-08-14
Posts: 18

Booting from Windows XP to beyond hangs up on mounting fs

Hello,

Actually everything is said. Booting from Windows XP to Arch Linux (Beyond Kernel) hangs up on "Mountin local filesystems...". There are no error messages...

In order to boot beyond I have first to boot the normal kernel, and then beyond. In this way I can boot beyond...

I can also boot from Windows XP to normal kernel without problems.

Maybe this information will help:
In Windows the ext3-fs-driver is installed and I use it sometimes.
The grub entry for windows is:

title           MS Windows XP
root            (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader     +1

Any hint?

Ps.: It's a laptop with SATA smile

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#2 2006-11-22 07:25:41

Pajaro
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Registered: 2004-04-21
Posts: 878

Re: Booting from Windows XP to beyond hangs up on mounting fs

instead of:
root (hd0,0)

try:
rootnoverify (hd0,0)

I don't know what the verify does, but you had to put it like that with windows.

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#3 2006-11-22 09:18:26

tomk
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
Posts: 9,837

Re: Booting from Windows XP to beyond hangs up on mounting fs

Assuming you're mounting the ntfs partition in Arch, here's a suggestion - don't. smile

At least, not at boot time.

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#4 2006-11-22 09:37:57

vacant
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From: downstairs
Registered: 2004-11-05
Posts: 801

Re: Booting from Windows XP to beyond hangs up on mounting fs

I have this saved in my "handy hints" archive...

After the complete installation of Fedora, when you try to boot with windowz xp you'll ended up with the following message:

Rootnoverify(hd0,0)
Chainloader +1

well, it seems nothing wrong with it, if you get that message, generated by the GRUB boot loader.

at this point never experiment or be panic, all your data and the xp partition is safely there. running any third party tool to rectify this matter might cost you the data you've in your windowz partition.

in brief the Linux keeps partition table in LBA though the windowz uses CHS. and during the installation Fedora alters the CHS.

so simply run the following command

sfdisk -d /dev/hda | sfdisk --no-reread -H255 /dev/hda --force

in simple term as the first fsdisk appearence pipes out the partition table data and the second sfdisk, takes it as an input value to write the head count as 255 to the drive geometry.

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