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Dual Boot Win 2K Pro & Linux 7.2 Problem

By dvantwistern ·
Partitioned drive leaving space for Linux. Installed Win. 2000 Pro. Installed Linux 7.2, used GRUB instead of LILO, set Linux as default. When I boot I see the screen giving me the option to select Linux or Win.2000 Pro, Linux works fine, but when Iselect Win.2000 the message I receive is "<windows 2000 root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt." Tried copying a new ntoskrnl.exe to the \winnt\system32 dirctory (didn't work), checked boot.ini and re-edited (didn't work) - any other suggestions? I'd like to keep the Dual Boot and not go through re-installation all over again.

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Dual Boot Win 2K Pro & Linux 7.2 Problem

by jcmcintyre In reply to Dual Boot Win 2K Pro & Li ...

I've had a lot of glitches with RedHat 7.X. Since moving to 8.0, no prblems at all. I'm using LILO, but the installation and dual-boot configuration are fault-free. Try 8.0

Cheers

Jim

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by dvantwistern In reply to Dual Boot Win 2K Pro & Li ...

Thanks J., but looking to use what I already have. Has anyone run into the same problem in a similar situation with trying to set up a dual boot Windows 2000 Pro/Linux Redhad 7.2 using GRUB instead of LILO?
"ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt" when selecting Windows 2000 Pro from the boot menu.

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Dual Boot Win 2K Pro & Linux 7.2 Problem

by dvantwistern In reply to Dual Boot Win 2K Pro & Li ...

Thanks J., but looking to use what I already have. Has anyone run into the same problem in a similar situation with trying to set up a dual boot Windows 2000 Pro/Linux Redhad 7.2 using GRUB instead of LILO?
"ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt" when selecting Windows 2000 Pro from the boot menu.

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Dual Boot Win 2K Pro & Linux 7.2 Problem

by paulo.sedrez In reply to Dual Boot Win 2K Pro & Li ...

First of all, did you installed grub in the MBR or in the boot sector of the first linux partition? I play safe and install in the linux partition (make that active, minimum messing with the MBR, can even reinstall Windowses after Linux).

Second,have you tried to mount read-write the W2K filesystem via Linux? The support for writing on NTFS is highly experimental and strongly unrecommended. If you have done that, you probably corrupted the W2K filesystem; you will most likelly have to reinstall.

Other then that, I must say I have more success using Smart BootManager then Linux loaders for multi OS boot. You should try.

--Sedrez

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by paulo.sedrez In reply to Dual Boot Win 2K Pro & Li ...

First of all, did you installed grub in the MBR or in the boot sector of the first linux partition? I play safe and install in the linux partition (make that active, minimum messing with the MBR, can even reinstall Windowses after Linux).

Second,have you tried to mount read-write the W2K filesystem via Linux? The support for writing on NTFS is highly experimental and strongly unrecommended. If you have done that, you probably corrupted the W2K filesystem; you will most likelly have to reinstall.

Other then that, I must say I have more success using Smart BootManager then Linux loaders for multi OS boot. You should try.

--Sedrez

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by paulo.sedrez In reply to Dual Boot Win 2K Pro & Li ...

First of all, did you installed grub in the MBR or in the boot sector of the first linux partition? I play safe and install in the linux partition (make that active, minimum messing with the MBR, can even reinstall Windowses after Linux).

Second,have you tried to mount read-write the W2K filesystem via Linux? The support for writing on NTFS is highly experimental and strongly unrecommended. If you have done that, you probably corrupted the W2K filesystem; you will most likelly have to reinstall.

Other then that, I must say I have more success using Smart BootManager then Linux loaders for multi OS boot. You should try.

--Sedrez

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Dual Boot Win 2K Pro & Linux 7.2 Problem

by paulo.sedrez In reply to Dual Boot Win 2K Pro & Li ...

First of all, did you installed grub in the MBR or in the boot sector of the first linux partition? I play safe and install in the linux partition (make that active, minimum messing with the MBR, can even reinstall Windowses after Linux).

Second,have you tried to mount read-write the W2K filesystem via Linux? The support for writing on NTFS is highly experimental and strongly unrecommended. If you have done that, you probably corrupted the W2K filesystem; you will most likelly have to reinstall.

Other then that, I must say I have more success using Smart BootManager then Linux loaders for multi OS boot. You should try.

--Sedrez

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