Debian Linux wrote:
I installed the Debian 4.0r2 onto my laptop where Win XP has already
been there. After the installation, I'm able to boot Debian from GRUB
menu but not for Win XP and GRUB error 29 is appearing on the screen,
error 29: Disk write error
press any key to continue
When I follow the above instruction, it brings me back to the GRUB
boot menu and I lost from there
Could anyone please diagnose what's wrong with the GRUB installation?
These links look promising:
The first one basically says:
I had the same problem. In my case it was caused by the bootable flag
being disabled on XP's partition.
- run 'sudo cfdisk <device>' (In my case, XP is installed on /dev/hda
so <device> would be that)
- enable the bootable flag for the NTFS partition
- write changes
Hopefully this fixes it for you.
The second one basically says:
On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 06:07:10PM +0400, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
>/ I did a brief check on the net, and it seems to be bug that has been
/>/ fixed. What version of GRUB are you using? The bug was that GRUB wasn't
/>/ mounting the disks read-write.
/>/ Alternatively, maybe you want to make a GRUB boot disk, and then try
/>/ installing from that?
/I am using grub 0.95.
This was exactly my point as I don't own a floppy drive. Anyway the
solution i found after some searching was to use grub-install /dev/hda
instead of using the grub cli. Anyway grub-install worked just fine
Thank you for your time.
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