We have a winner! :Yahoo!:donald wrote:To be sure,I made a fresh XP installation onto sda1 (ntfs) and then a porteus installation to sda2 (ext2) + bootloader
reboot into porteus,(as root) adding
MENU LABEL Windows XP
APPEND hd0 1
to /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg...save file..rebooted..select XP..and it worked...
Finally got to the reinstall today, and then reinstalled Porteus, and just basically did what Donald said. Works just fine.
It must have been the repartitioning before that messed something up, and then yes, you guys are probably right, i must have had two boot partitions specified when it was giving me the error.
It all works great now, which makes me pretty happy because I couldn't make heads or tails of all of the other suggestions. Or at least, I'm glad I didn't have to at this point.
Now I can get back to trying to put my Kerbal on the Mun. 8)