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    Win98+XP+Mint13 boot

    Hi All.
    I had laptop with one HDD - Win98se fat32 in C:\Win98 directory and XP Pro drive D:\Windows (NTFS). All worked fine. I added Mint 13 as primary partition with Ext4. Mint works fantastic but I lost ability to boot into any Windows. Grub menu works and I can see:
    sda1- 98se; sda3- Mint13, sda5-xp
    Any windows boot stops after saying corrupt or missing hal.dll. I copied hal.dll from another WinXP PC - still the same error.

    I suspect my boot.ini is wrong as it should be an entry for xp as partition(5), but I'm not expert on boot.ini.

    I got bootinfoscript from http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript and results.txt file as output below:

    Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012]


    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

    => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of
    the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks
    for (,msdos3)/boot/grub on this drive.

    sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system: vfat
    Boot sector type: Windows XP: FAT32
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: Windows 98
    Boot files: /boot.ini /ntldr /NTDETECT.COM /IO.SYS /MSDOS.SYS
    /COMMAND.COM

    sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system: Extended Partition
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:

    sda5: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sda5 starts
    at sector 63.
    Operating System: Windows XP
    Boot files:

    sda6: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system:
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Mounting failed: mount: unknown filesystem type ''

    sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system: ext4
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:
    Operating System: Linux Mint 13 Maya
    Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

    ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

    Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________

    Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders, total 117210240 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

    /dev/sda1 * 63 11,718,812 11,718,750 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/sda2 54,689,790 117,190,615 62,500,826 f W95 Extended (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 58,620,303 117,190,615 58,570,313 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda6 54,689,792 58,619,903 3,930,112 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3 11,720,704 54,687,743 42,967,040 83 Linux


    "blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________

    Device UUID TYPE LABEL

    /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 6c6e6bef-a3ff-4c85-adfe-05411c8dac6b swap
    /dev/sda1 091F-14E2 vfat
    /dev/sda3 b4554127-52ca-4cbf-8242-f4b348a1d708 ext4
    /dev/sda5 44807190807188E6 ntfs

    ========================= "ls -R /dev/mapper/" output: =========================

    /dev/mapper:
    control
    cryptswap1

    ================================ Mount points: =================================

    Device Mount_Point Type Options

    /dev/sda3 / ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)


    ================================ sda1/boot.ini: ================================

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WIN98="Windows 98SE" /fastdetect


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    =========================== sda3/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
    set have_grubenv=true
    load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
    set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
    save_env saved_entry
    set prev_saved_entry=
    save_env prev_saved_entry
    set boot_once=true
    fi

    function savedefault {
    if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
    saved_entry="${chosen}"
    save_env saved_entry
    fi
    }

    function recordfail {
    set recordfail=1
    if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }

    function load_video {
    insmod vbe
    insmod vga
    insmod video_bochs
    insmod video_cirrus
    }

    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root b4554127-52ca-4cbf-8242-f4b348a1d708
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=auto
    load_video
    insmod gfxterm
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root b4554127-52ca-4cbf-8242-f4b348a1d708
    set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
    set lang=en_AU
    insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
    set timeout=-1
    else
    set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=white/light-gray
    ### END /etc/grub.d/06_mint_theme ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    function gfxmode {
    set gfxpayload="$1"
    if [ "$1" = "keep" ]; then
    set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
    else
    set vt_handoff=
    fi
    }
    if [ ${recordfail} != 1 ]; then
    if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
    if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
    if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
    fi
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    export linux_gfx_mode
    if [ "$linux_gfx_mode" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
    menuentry 'Linux Mint 13 MATE 32-bit, 3.2.0-23-generic (/dev/sda3)' --class linuxmint --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root b4554127-52ca-4cbf-8242-f4b348a1d708
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic root=UUID=b4554127-52ca-4cbf-8242-f4b348a1d708 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Linux Mint 13 MATE 32-bit, 3.2.0-23-generic (/dev/sda3) -- recovery mode' --class linuxmint --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root b4554127-52ca-4cbf-8242-f4b348a1d708
    echo 'Loading Linux 3.2.0-23-generic ...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic root=UUID=b4554127-52ca-4cbf-8242-f4b348a1d708 ro recovery nomodeset
    echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_lupin ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root b4554127-52ca-4cbf-8242-f4b348a1d708
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root b4554127-52ca-4cbf-8242-f4b348a1d708
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Windows NT/2000/XP (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod fat
    set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 091F-14E2
    drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    chainloader +1
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    if [ -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
    source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    =============================== sda3/etc/fstab: ================================

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    # / was on /dev/sda3 during installation
    UUID=b4554127-52ca-4cbf-8242-f4b348a1d708 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    # swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
    #UUID=1cfcc195-a031-461c-9c68-3dc62fc2aaa9 none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
    /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 none swap sw 0 0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    =================== sda3: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

    GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

    15.905349731 = 17.078239232 boot/grub/core.img 1
    7.798469543 = 8.373542912 boot/grub/grub.cfg 1
    6.549804688 = 7.032799232 boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic 3
    15.850624084 = 17.019478016 boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic 1
    6.549804688 = 7.032799232 initrd.img 3
    6.549804688 = 7.032799232 initrd.img.old 3
    15.850624084 = 17.019478016 vmlinuz 1

    =============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

    xz: (stdin): Compressed data is corrupt

    That was All .
    AMD Phenom 2 core 3.1GHz Black box @ 3.5GHz 8GB RAM Win7Pro
    P-M 1.86GHz, 1GB RAM Win98se, XP Pro, Mint13
    Acer netbook AMD 4GB RAM Mint 13

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    Following may be applicable,
    Article,
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    At our sister forum, JustLinux, I discovered Saikee, who has to be the expert at booting grub. Googling "Saikee grub" will bring up many links, but HERE is one of them. If anyone can find you a solution, it's him.

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