[sclug] Windows 2k/2k3 won't boot <==Mandrake9.2/10.1 Official

Navneet Choudhary navneetkc at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 10:13:41 UTC 2005

Hi list,

I am using Mandrake 10.1 Official on multiboot system.

After installing Mandrake 9.2 (yes 9.2 NOT 10.1) on un-partitioned
space. Windows stop booting.

Since as per default GRUB setting, it should show non *Linux OS also
in Boot menu.
But, here it is not showing any other OS.

NOTE: Boot loader might be installed on MBR (instead of first non
windows partition)?

     So, I booted to Linux & can view non-Linux partition being
mounted as below:


/dev/hda1 1G   4.7G  11G  31%  /mnt/win_c
/dev/hda5 5.1G 4.6G 418M 92%  /mnt/win_d


#fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda:40.0 GB,40020664320
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77545 cylinders
Units= cylinder of 1008 * 512= 516096 bytes

Device     Boot Start  End   Blocks   Id System

/dev/hda1  *     1     31206 15727603+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2       31206  77545 23355045  f W95Ext'd(LBA)
/dev/hda5       31206  41613 524519    7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6       41613  64700 11534638+ 6 FAT16
/dev/hda7       64500  64708 1052738  83 Linux
/dev/hda8       64709  65729 514552   82 Swap 
/dev/hda9       65730  69802 2052760  83 Linux
/dev/hda10      69803  77545 3902446+ 83 Linux  

NOTE: /dev/hda1 Windows 2000 Professional
            /dev/hda5 Windows 2003 Server
            /dev/hda6  MISC (FAT16)

Since, I am not getting any windows listing in my Grub boot
menu.Therefore,i have manually added windows entry in it.

1)when I choose windows 2000 at boot time:

ERROR o/p:-
Filesystem type unknown,partition oxf
Chainloader +1

2)When I choose windows 2003
Filesystem type unknown,partition ox6
Chainloader +1

Lastly I tried installing Mandrake 10.1 Official????Once again it
could not able to recognise windows OS installed on my Hard Disk.

Now, please suggest how to revert back to my original configuration.
Running Windows OS without formatting. Since it contains lots many
important installation that can't be ported without running original

Thanks and Regards.
Navneet Choudhary

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