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Old 10-01-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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Dual Boot with Grub


Dual booting with WinXP and Fedora 11.

Hard Drive 0 sda1 WindowsXP

Hard Drive 1 sdb1 /boot Fedora 11

Isn't the command grub-install /dev/sda what you do to write grub to boot from sda ?

I ran that command from fedora 11 but it still wants to boot from WindowsXP


The two hard drives are not set up master, slave , they CS selected on a Dell
Here is my menu.lst file.
I do have a separate /boot partition sdb1
WindowXP is on sda
Fedora 11 is on sdb
With this menu.lst, I did a, grub-install --recheck /dev/sda , and when I do a reboot I get a Error 21.

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

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sdb3
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
#hiddenmenu
title Fedora (2.6.30.8-64.fc11.i586)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.30.8-64.fc11.i586 ro root=UUID=aab20ab4-9875-44d9-b8bb-57d8101d299b rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.30.8-64.fc11.i586.img
title Fedora (2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i586)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i586 ro root=UUID=aab20ab4-9875-44d9-b8bb-57d8101d299b rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i586.img
title Fedora (2.6.29.6-217.2.8.fc11.i586)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.29.6-217.2.8.fc11.i586 ro root=UUID=aab20ab4-9875-44d9-b8bb-57d8101d299b rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.29.6-217.2.8.fc11.i586.img
title WindowsXP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 10-01-2009, 06:41 PM   #2
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Do you mean it tries to boot XP by default, or just that it doesn't even load Grub?

Last edited by somedude; 10-01-2009 at 06:47 PM. Reason: Didn't read the post thoroughly.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 06:55 PM   #3
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Well right now it comes back with a Grub Error 21 .
 
Old 10-01-2009, 07:03 PM   #4
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This is what Mr. Google came up with:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=62717

You may want to try supergrub.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 07:03 PM   #5
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It comes back with the error when you try to load windows or linux or both?
 
Old 10-01-2009, 07:10 PM   #6
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have you set BIOS to boot from Fedora HDD?
 
Old 10-01-2009, 07:19 PM   #7
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I found this interesting post:
http://www.mepis.org/node/7330#comment-23817
 
Old 10-02-2009, 06:31 PM   #8
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Given what anaconda tells you in the comment at the top of grub.conf, I would suggest to edit grub.conf by adding the line

boot=/dev/sdb

after

title Fedora (2.6.30.8-64.fc11.i586)
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.30.8-64.fc11.i586 ro root=UUID=aab20ab4-9875-44d9-b8bb-57d8101d299b rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.30.8-64.fc11.i586.img

And see if that helps. At least then you have the relative path to /vmlinuz and /initrd
 
  


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