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Triple Boot: Gentoo - Vista - XP [Solved]

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October 6, 2008 4:42:34 AM

Hello there!

I have an issue regarding this:

I have no problem at all loading XP (2 partitions, second drive) and Gentoo (5 partitions, first drive) in GRUB, each on a different HDD, but i just added another HDD with Vista in it (2 partitions, third drive) and i can't get GRUB to load it. It just stays with the " _ " prompt waiting, doing nothing.

This is my current grub.conf:

  1. video=vesafb:mtrr,ywrap,1024x768-32@85
  2. default 0
  3. timeout 10
  4. splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
  5.  
  6. title=Windows XP SP3
  7. map (hd0) (hd1)
  8. map (hd1) (hd0)
  9. chainloader (hd1,0)+1
  10.  
  11. title=Windows Vista SP1
  12. map (hd0) (hd2)
  13. map (hd2) (hd0)
  14. chainloader (hd2,0)+1
  15.  
  16. title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.23-r8 (safe)
  17. kernel (hd0,0)/boot/linux-2.6.23-gentoo-r8 root=/dev/sda3
  18.  
  19. title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.25-r1
  20. kernel (hd0,0)/boot/linux-2.6.25-gentoo-r1 root=/dev/sda3


Like i said, there's no problem with XP nor Gentoo; Vista is the only one that doesn't boot. And they are all on different HDD's.

Thanks in advance :D 

Esop!
October 6, 2008 5:47:10 AM

Try

title=Windows Vista SuxxxxxP1
map (hd0) (hd2)
map (hd2) (hd0)
chainloader +1

or


title=Windows Vista SuxxxxxxP1
map (hd0) (hd2)
map (hd2) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1


Sorry couldn't resist :D  :lol: 

Good luck :) 
October 6, 2008 5:54:12 PM

Aight, i'll try those and post with the answer.

Thanks =)

Esop!
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October 6, 2008 8:18:32 PM

This one worked flawlessly =)

map (hd0) (hd2)
map (hd2) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd2,0)
chainloader +1

Thank you very much =)

Esop!
October 6, 2008 8:31:58 PM

no prob :) 
!