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Dan Ziolkowski
1st November 2006, 02:41 PM
I installed Core 6 onto a laptop that already had Windows XP. Fedora boots up fine, however can't get Windows to run.
The grub was set to (hdo,1) which gets me to the recovery partition.
I set rootnoverify to (hd0, 2) and it booted once. Then on later attempots I get this error:

Error13: invalid or unsupported executable format.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks Dan

TNWestTex
1st November 2006, 02:58 PM
What does fdisk show about your disk partitions?

Dan Ziolkowski
2nd November 2006, 12:52 AM
Fdisk won't run, neither will sfdisk. These won't run on my other Fedora machine either. The man files are there though. SO here is what I have from QPArted in KNoppix:
To paraphrase-
NUMBER: 01 (win)hda2
02 (win)hda1 NTFS
03 (Linux) hda3 ext3
04
05

TNWestTex
2nd November 2006, 07:52 PM
Try (hd0,0) for windows. It looks like the way the vendor set up the recovery partiotion has the entries in the partition table out of order. How did you create the space for fedora?

glennzo
2nd November 2006, 09:37 PM
/sbin/fdisk -l
Probably need to be root or use su.

glennzo
2nd November 2006, 09:48 PM
I'm no expert, but I will say that I've always had trouble installing grub to an NTFS disk and your HDA1 is NTFS.....

Dan Ziolkowski
2nd November 2006, 10:41 PM
Yes (hdo,0) worked. Thanks. Now how do i edit the rootnoverify to set it permanent?

I changed the partition with QTparted, all I did was move the end boundary of the NTFS partition to creat a 15gb undedicated empty space.

After I installed Fed and this problem happened I did some searches that told me there is a bug in Fed 2 that changes the way tables are being read or such. I'm still a beginner.
Dan

Seve
2nd November 2006, 10:55 PM
Yes (hdo,0) worked. Thanks. Now how do i edit the rootnoverify to set it permanent?


Hello:
When you boot to Fedora
open a terminal and login as root using
su -
yourpassword
then type
gedit /etc/grub.conf
and make the changes there
save exit and you should be good to go

Seve

Dan Ziolkowski
2nd November 2006, 10:56 PM
/sbin/fdisk -l
Probably need to be root or use su.
tried both and no luck. Program manager says its there. I dunt understand.

Seve
2nd November 2006, 11:01 PM
tried both and no luck. Program manager says its there. I dunt understand.
Hello:
How to become root:
http://www.fedorafaq.org/basics/#root

then run
fdisk -l

Seve

Dan Ziolkowski
3rd November 2006, 12:21 AM
Hello:
When you boot to Fedora
open a terminal and login as root using
su -
yourpassword
then type
gedit /etc/grub.conf
and make the changes there
save exit and you should be good to go

Seve
done, thanks Dan

TNWestTex
3rd November 2006, 03:43 PM
Yes (hd0,0) worked.

Just to make things interesting, grub numbers the partitions 0,1,2,... :)

Dan Ziolkowski
4th November 2006, 10:19 PM
Hello:
How to become root:
http://www.fedorafaq.org/basics/#root

then run
fdisk -l

Seve
Thanks . I was not adding "-" to su commands, so looks like I was at root but not really? Dan