Dual-Boot issue w/ Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS AMD62

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?Um9uSA==?=, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    I have a dual-boot WinXP Pro x64 PC that I loaded RHEL 4 WS AMD64 onto.

    When I select Windows it seems to freeze when it goes into protected mode.
    The ACPI*.* is the last file loaded.

    If I select safe mode it will boot Windows but not Safe Mode w/ Network
    Support.

    DISK 1 is a SATA 250GB [one partition] with Windows x64
    DISK 2 is a SATA 250GB with RHEL 4 WS AMD64 on it. GRUB is on the first
    partition of this disk.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance.

    Ron

    PS: Another AMD64 PC I have works great but it uses the 32-bit version of
    Windows XP.
    =?Utf-8?B?Um9uSA==?=, Jan 27, 2006
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  2. The only thing I can think of right now, is if you installed your Windows
    using 32bit network drivers? Or if you made installation changes, to one OS
    or the other, that accessed the MBR?

    Are both machines set up the same? Two HD's?
    Both booting into Windows via GRUB?

    (Have you tried turning off ACPI in BIOS?)

    Tony. . .


    "RonH" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a dual-boot WinXP Pro x64 PC that I loaded RHEL 4 WS AMD64 onto.
    >
    > When I select Windows it seems to freeze when it goes into protected mode.
    > The ACPI*.* is the last file loaded.
    >
    > If I select safe mode it will boot Windows but not Safe Mode w/ Network
    > Support.
    >
    > DISK 1 is a SATA 250GB [one partition] with Windows x64
    > DISK 2 is a SATA 250GB with RHEL 4 WS AMD64 on it. GRUB is on the first
    > partition of this disk.
    >
    > Any thoughts?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > Ron
    >
    > PS: Another AMD64 PC I have works great but it uses the 32-bit version of
    > Windows XP.
    Tony Sperling, Jan 27, 2006
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?Um9uSA==?=

    Rick Guest

    What order did you install the OS's in? If you installed any versions
    of Windows after RedHat, Windows likes to destroy the MBR and write its
    own. Microsoft does not believe in compatibility with other OS's!

    You should install RedHat last.


    RonH wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a dual-boot WinXP Pro x64 PC that I loaded RHEL 4 WS AMD64 onto.
    >
    > When I select Windows it seems to freeze when it goes into protected mode.
    > The ACPI*.* is the last file loaded.
    >
    > If I select safe mode it will boot Windows but not Safe Mode w/ Network
    > Support.
    >
    > DISK 1 is a SATA 250GB [one partition] with Windows x64
    > DISK 2 is a SATA 250GB with RHEL 4 WS AMD64 on it. GRUB is on the first
    > partition of this disk.
    >
    > Any thoughts?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > Ron
    >
    > PS: Another AMD64 PC I have works great but it uses the 32-bit version of
    > Windows XP.
    Rick, Jan 27, 2006
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  4. Hi Tony,

    The two PCs are setup the same EXCEPT WinXP64 on one.

    I have not tried disabling ACPI in BIOS as that is know to cause HAL issues.

    Thanks,
    Ron

    "Tony Sperling" wrote:

    > The only thing I can think of right now, is if you installed your Windows
    > using 32bit network drivers? Or if you made installation changes, to one OS
    > or the other, that accessed the MBR?
    >
    > Are both machines set up the same? Two HD's?
    > Both booting into Windows via GRUB?
    >
    > (Have you tried turning off ACPI in BIOS?)
    >
    > Tony. . .
    >
    >
    > "RonH" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I have a dual-boot WinXP Pro x64 PC that I loaded RHEL 4 WS AMD64 onto.
    > >
    > > When I select Windows it seems to freeze when it goes into protected mode.
    > > The ACPI*.* is the last file loaded.
    > >
    > > If I select safe mode it will boot Windows but not Safe Mode w/ Network
    > > Support.
    > >
    > > DISK 1 is a SATA 250GB [one partition] with Windows x64
    > > DISK 2 is a SATA 250GB with RHEL 4 WS AMD64 on it. GRUB is on the first
    > > partition of this disk.
    > >
    > > Any thoughts?
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance.
    > >
    > > Ron
    > >
    > > PS: Another AMD64 PC I have works great but it uses the 32-bit version of
    > > Windows XP.

    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?Um9uSA==?=, Jan 28, 2006
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  5. I loaded WinXP63 first then RHEL 4 WS AMD64.



    "Rick" wrote:

    > What order did you install the OS's in? If you installed any versions
    > of Windows after RedHat, Windows likes to destroy the MBR and write its
    > own. Microsoft does not believe in compatibility with other OS's!
    >
    > You should install RedHat last.
    >
    >
    > RonH wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I have a dual-boot WinXP Pro x64 PC that I loaded RHEL 4 WS AMD64 onto.
    > >
    > > When I select Windows it seems to freeze when it goes into protected mode.
    > > The ACPI*.* is the last file loaded.
    > >
    > > If I select safe mode it will boot Windows but not Safe Mode w/ Network
    > > Support.
    > >
    > > DISK 1 is a SATA 250GB [one partition] with Windows x64
    > > DISK 2 is a SATA 250GB with RHEL 4 WS AMD64 on it. GRUB is on the first
    > > partition of this disk.
    > >
    > > Any thoughts?
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance.
    > >
    > > Ron
    > >
    > > PS: Another AMD64 PC I have works great but it uses the 32-bit version of
    > > Windows XP.

    >
    =?Utf-8?B?Um9uSA==?=, Jan 28, 2006
    #5
  6. "RonH" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi Tony,
    >
    > The two PCs are setup the same EXCEPT WinXP64 on one.
    >
    > I have not tried disabling ACPI in BIOS as that is know to cause HAL
    > issues.
    >


    It wouldn't hurt to try and boot that way once, though. Could indicate a
    need for a BIOS update?

    O.K. did you configure GRUB yourself to have it boot Windows, or did the RH
    installation find it on it's own? Perhaps you need to re-install it???

    There is a rather complete GRUB manual somewhere - I think GNU.ORG, if you
    don't already have it.


    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Jan 28, 2006
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  7. I would contact Redhat about this since they are a commercial distribution,
    its possible that they might have support information dual booting other 64
    bit operating systems such as Windows XP Professional x64.
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    "RonH" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I loaded WinXP63 first then RHEL 4 WS AMD64.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Rick" wrote:
    >
    >> What order did you install the OS's in? If you installed any versions
    >> of Windows after RedHat, Windows likes to destroy the MBR and write its
    >> own. Microsoft does not believe in compatibility with other OS's!
    >>
    >> You should install RedHat last.
    >>
    >>
    >> RonH wrote:
    >> > Hi,
    >> >
    >> > I have a dual-boot WinXP Pro x64 PC that I loaded RHEL 4 WS AMD64 onto.
    >> >
    >> > When I select Windows it seems to freeze when it goes into protected
    >> > mode.
    >> > The ACPI*.* is the last file loaded.
    >> >
    >> > If I select safe mode it will boot Windows but not Safe Mode w/ Network
    >> > Support.
    >> >
    >> > DISK 1 is a SATA 250GB [one partition] with Windows x64
    >> > DISK 2 is a SATA 250GB with RHEL 4 WS AMD64 on it. GRUB is on the first
    >> > partition of this disk.
    >> >
    >> > Any thoughts?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks in advance.
    >> >
    >> > Ron
    >> >
    >> > PS: Another AMD64 PC I have works great but it uses the 32-bit version
    >> > of
    >> > Windows XP.

    >>
    Andre Da Costa, Jan 29, 2006
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