View Full Version : dual boot propblem with grub

05-02-2004, 12:35 AM
I installed knoppix 3.3 (the latest) in the hdd. I didn't want to touch win xp, so I used grub, using the c:\boot\stage1 method in boot.ini The problem is that it didn't work, nothing changes on the screen after I select "grub" from the list and then an error appears saying it couldn't find hal.dll (but if I select windows everything works). I can't use lilo because my laptop doesn't have a floppy and I could find no other way to keep the windows boot intact. My menu.lst is:

timeout 3
default 1
fallback 0

title Windows
unhide (hd0,0)
rootonverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

title Linux
root (hd0,3)
kernel (hd0,3)/boot/vmlinuz
initrd (hd0,3)/boot/initrd.gz
My disk has 4 partitions, all primary, by this order: Windows (28Gb, NTFS), data (to transfer files to and from linux) (15Mb, FAT), SWAP (517Mb, swap), Linux (9GB, ext3)

05-02-2004, 05:00 AM
what is your boot.ini looks like ?

05-02-2004, 07:49 AM
I don't know if this explains your problem, but you've got "rootnoverify" mis-spelled...

05-02-2004, 12:32 PM
my boot.ini is:

[boot loader]
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

about the rootnoverify, it was my mistake, the file is correct

05-02-2004, 03:55 PM
I gave up and installed GAG. everything is perfect now. Well, almost everything. Now I wanted to autoconfigure lilo to always select linux or remove it. how can I do that?