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Operating Systems Linux Bootloader problem Grub. Post 302356133 by blabla9002 on Thursday 24th of September 2009 03:18:20 PM
Old 09-24-2009
Bootloader problem Grub.

Hello,

I have some questions about my Mandriva Linux. My father died last year and so I got automatically forced to use Linux (master computer). I have become a little bit known with it, had to reset the root password via command lines etc. But I have some problems I can't solve on my own.
In this topic I will ask my first problem:

The Grub bootloader doesn't open Windows when clicking on it. Sometimes it just reboots and you get the Grub bootloader again, sometimes when I messed with some things it says something like this:

Quote:
Booting 'windows'
root (hd0,0)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
map (0x80) (0x83)
map (0x83) (0x80)
makeactive
chainloader +1

Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

Press any key to continue..._
I have tried everything I thought that could help, placing the boatloader in another disk (which made me use the rescue cd, because nothing would startup anymore Smilie), placed the bootloader back, using the other bootloader Lilo which didn't work well and so on.

I have changed the link in the bootloader from sdb1 (Windows was given that command automatically at installation) to sdc1 because at the diskpartition the windows C stands at sdc1. But nothing changes. Images:
Image
Image

Who can help me. I can reach the windows files via /mnt but not just how it has to work. Deleting windows or Linux is no option, there are too many important files on both.

Bij voorbaat dank as we say here...
 

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UPDATE-BOOTLOADER(1)					User Contributed Perl Documentation				      UPDATE-BOOTLOADER(1)

NAME
update-bootloader - update/change bootloader configuration using Bootloader::Tools perl module SYNOPSIS
update-bootloader [operation] [options] operation is one of --add, --remove or --refresh. valid options are --help, --man, --image <file>, --initrd <file>, --xen-kernel <file>, --xen, --default, --previous, --name <string>, --force, --force-default. DESCRIPTION
update-bootloader will let you modify your bootloader configuration using Bootloader::Tools perl module. OPERATIONS
--add add an new image section. Needs a call to --refresh to take effect. --remove remove the specified image section. Needs a call to --refresh to take effect. --refresh activate the new config e.g. write boot loader to disk PARAMETER
--help Print a brief help message and exits. --man Prints the manual page and exits. --image file specify path to kernel image --initrd file specify path to initrd file --xen specify that you what to add a xen and not a regular image section --xen-kernel file specify that you what to add a xen section with a specific image. Implies --xen option. --default let the new section to be added be the default section if appropriate. Only allowed together with --add operation --previous set some usuable defaults for image, initrd and name when --name string specify the name of the section to be added/removed --force dont complain, just do the right thing --force-default force the new section to be added to be the default section. Only allowed together with --add operation perl v5.12.1 2010-04-22 UPDATE-BOOTLOADER(1)

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