On Sun, 06 Jul 2003 04:19:40 -0600, ipsum wrote:
Do you mean "linux is using an encrypted partition"? Otherwise, I don't> Hi all,
> Having a crypted harddrive with GRUB-dualboot to XP/RH9, is it possible
> to start installation from GRUB somehow? RH9 is ed up, so that it
> wont boot any more even to level 3. Cannot start installation from the
> cd, because of the crypted hd.
know what "crypted hd" is. BTW, was your "crypted hd" ever bootable in
that mode?As far as I know, Loadlin won't execute in a protected mode OS. It relies>
> XP boots well. I have read from some GRUB-page that it is not possible
> to instruct GRUB to load from CD. But, should I try perhaps loadlin or
> other loader from XP? Would it also work, if I can get the ext2 mounted
> to XP, if I shrink the linux-partition using XP and copy
> installation-disk there - to GRUB-boot and install fresh RH to remaining
on having full access to hardware, which is prohibited in a protected OS.Caveat: I am not using any "crypted hd's" For general advice, try booting>
> Of course, the easiest way is to decrypt the disk, and then cd-install.
> Or attach another hd for installation. However, both of these I try to
> Any comments?
into rescue mode using the RedHat CD, and try to mount your linux
partition. If you can manually enter the commands necessary to mount the
partition, then you /*might*/ be able to fix whatever is broken about your
Also, placing the kernel on a non-encrypted partition is probably a good
idea (if not essential).