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
Ps.: It's a laptop with SATA
I don't know what the verify does, but you had to put it like that with windows.
Assuming you're mounting the ntfs partition in Arch, here's a suggestion - don't.
At least, not at boot time.
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:
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.