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Old 08-01-2004, 11:08 AM   #1
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grub+adding windows option

Hey guys I got a machien at work that I loaded debian on but it didn't notice the windows 2k partition. How can I get it to recognize that parttiioon and be able to boot to it?
Old 08-01-2004, 11:44 AM   #2
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check /etc/lilo.conf and /boot/grub/menu.lst depending on what you are using; they should be examples there.
Old 08-01-2004, 03:23 PM   #3
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Windows Xp is on the first partition on my drive. I boot it with
title=Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
You shouldn't need much different (of course reflect the actual partition your win resides on. That partition has an operating system on it, of course?
Old 08-01-2004, 03:43 PM   #4
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the partition does indeed contain an os

I will begin working on this next monday. I was just wanting to learn a lil before i begin doing it. Now that I know were to look I can check this out more throughly. Thanx again.


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