On 01/12/2011 11:59 AM, William Case wrote:
Hey William,On Fri, 2011-01-07 at 17:30 -0500, William Case wrote:Hi; On Fri, 2011-01-07 at 16:29 -0500, William Case wrote:Hi; I ran firstaidkit as root and got the following warning: Grub_IMAGE Detected 'bad grub stage1 image'. Fix doesn't fix. Googled and got either way out of date messages or lots of Grub2 stuff. I posted a question here a couple of days ago with lots of info. Will repost if it is helpful. What is this firstaidkit warning telling me?grub> find /grub/stage1 is now returning: (hd0,0) and (hd2,0) I don't have a (hd2,0) but that is where grub thinks the grub.conf file is and it works !!BIOS changed the disk boot order automatically on me when I disconnected /dev/sda temporarily. The change did not show on the BIOS boot order menu. I had to dig three levels down in Advanced Features of my BIOS to find the change. Grub still doesn't recognize the chainload command. It may well be my old Maxtor with my WindowsXP system (/dev/sda) has died. I would just get a new harddisk except I don't want to go through the exercise of reinstalling WindowsXP and updating everything. My problem now is that the data and files on XP are all visible when I mount the disk. I have no trouble mounting and browsing around in /dev/sda. I am going to do the following as a last ditch effort: 1) Physically disconnect /dev/sdb and see if I can get WindowsXP to boot on its own. If I can't I can be pretty sure I have an old dead disk problem. 2) Try to rescue everything on /dev/sda with dd or a backup program and reinstall Windows. Yes, I backed up but I am so seldom in WindowsXP that the backup is way out of date. If you have any other suggestions, I would be glad to hear them and try them. This Windows disk is not critical and can wait repairing or replacing. I hardly ever boot into WindowsXP anymore.
If you so seldom use WinXP you might consider trying KVM to set up a virtual machine where you can load WinXP. There is a bug in F13 that prevents the WinXP machine from booting up but I understand that this has been fixed in F14.
Here's a quote from this mailing list that I got on the subject when I couldn't boot my new WinXP install. I've been very busy with outside interests for a while now so I havn't had time to try this out. Your mileage my vary.
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Yep: You are using f13 which does not yet have a fix for the bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=579348 If you follow pointers in there you can find fixes to apply to the disk image with a binary editor, or you can upgrade to f14 which does have the fix, or you can just upgrade your libvirt & qemu and wot-not with the preview release. Look in the archives for the fedora virt mailing list for lots of info on this same topic: http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/virt/##### END QUOTE #####
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