[SATLUG] dual boot problem

Don Crowder donguitar at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 00:44:40 CST 2008


Chris Lemire wrote:
> Here's what I have, and what I'd like to do.
> 
> [root at localhost ~]# fdisk -l
> 
> Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0x00000001
> 
>    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/sda1   *           1       23498   188747653+   7  HPFS/NTFS
> /dev/sda2           23499       23511      104422+  fd  Linux raid
> autodetect
> /dev/sda3           23512       36565   104856255   fd  Linux raid
> autodetect
> /dev/sda4           36566       38913    18860310    5  Extended
> /dev/sda5           36566       36630      522081   82  Linux swap / Solaris
> 
> /dev/sda6           36631       38913    18338166   fd  Linux raid
> autodetect
> 
> Disk /dev/sdb: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0xe3b6e3b6
> 
>    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/sdb1   *           1       23498   188747653+   7  HPFS/NTFS
> /dev/sdb2           23499       23511      104422+  fd  Linux raid
> autodetect
> /dev/sdb3           23512       36565   104856255   fd  Linux raid
> autodetect
> /dev/sdb4           36566       38913    18860310    5  Extended
> /dev/sdb5           36566       36630      522081   82  Linux swap / Solaris
> 
> /dev/sdb6           36631       38913    18338166   fd  Linux raid
> autodetect
> 
> Disk /dev/md2: 37.5 GB, 37556322304 bytes
> 2 heads, 4 sectors/track, 9169024 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 8 * 512 = 4096 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0x00000000
> 
> Disk /dev/md2 doesn't contain a valid partition table
> 
> Disk /dev/md1: 107.3 GB, 107372675072 bytes
> 2 heads, 4 sectors/track, 26214032 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 8 * 512 = 4096 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0x00000000
> 
> Disk /dev/md1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
> 
> Disk /dev/md0: 106 MB, 106823680 bytes
> 2 heads, 4 sectors/track, 26080 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 8 * 512 = 4096 bytes
> Disk identifier: 0x00000000
> 
> Disk /dev/md0 doesn't contain a valid partition table
> [root at localhost ~]#
> 
> Windows xp 64 bit continuously crashes. I've tried people's suggestions and
> did chkdsk /r and defrag. That didn't help at all. I even disabled something
> about restart on error.  I'd rather not have Windows, but I need it for many
> games because I have an 8800 gts. Last time I began to install xp after I
> had Linux, I got to the part of the installation for partitioning. Windows
> didn't show any of my ext3 partitions. I then rebooted without doing
> anything, and my ext3 partitions were gone. I then booted from a live cd and
> used testdisk to recover them. I hear of many people installing xp after
> Linux. They just had to reinstall Grub. How can I do it?
> 
I'm not certain but I think this link, posted to HLLUG by my friend Lee 
Parmeter, might be of some assistance.
http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/SuperGrubDiskPage.html

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