Grub failing to boot Windows XP
I have a separate drive for windows and linux. Grub was struggling to boot windows i would get
“file system type uknown, parition type 0x7”
I got this error using a grub config of
root (hd1,0)1 makeactive chainloader +1
I also tried
rootnoverify (hd1,0) chainloader +1
This setup would just hang and eventually prompt for a Ctrl Alt Del
To keep windows happy this setup seems to work fine for me in grub.conf. hd0,0 is my linux drive and hd1,0 is the windows drive.
title The Windoes <tab>root (hd1,0) <tab>map (hd1) (hd0) <tab>map (hd0) (hd1) <tab>makeactive <tab>chainloader +1
Obviously the <tab> should be replaced with an actual push of the tab button for the grub.conf.