Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-15-2005, 10:35 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Slovenia
Distribution: FC 4 x86_64
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Triple boot?


I have a problem with grub boot loader... I have 3 systems on my 2 disks (SATA WD 200GB, Samsung ATA 120GB) on the SATA drive I have Windows xp (2 partitions, one is the system partition the other for stuff) and on the ATA drive I have Windows 64 and Fedora Core 4 x86_64.

Now the problem is that I can boot windows 64 and FC4 with no problems, but if I chose to boot the windows xp... it still boots windows 64 ( ) my grub.conf is:

title Fedora Core (2.6.13-1.1526_FC4)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.13-1.1526_FC4 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.13-1.1526_FC4.img
title Windows xp 64bit
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
title Windows xp
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

I can boot the windows xp if I set the SATA drive as the boot drive in bios, but I'm fed up with having to change the bios settings every time I want to log in win xp.

And another problem... when FC reboots my computer, it stops booting when bios comes to checking for drives installed...( ) (I have the bios set to auto detect the drives)


CPU: AMD Athlon64 3000+
Bios version: 2.20 (up to date)
GFX: Ati Radeon 9800pro
HDs: SATA WD 200GB, ATA Samsung 120GB

Any ideas?

Last edited by Hrairoo; 10-15-2005 at 11:56 AM.
Old 10-15-2005, 01:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,057

Rep: Reputation: 58
Because you have xp on the second drive when Windows always wants to be on the first drive, you need to use map in the grub.
title Windows xp
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader +1
Old 10-15-2005, 04:43 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Slovenia
Distribution: FC 4 x86_64
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0

Thanks a lot!!
that worked


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Triple OS or more Boot sgtbob Linux - Software 9 11-28-2005 09:52 AM
from dual boot to triple and quadruple boot theory_prof Linux - Newbie 10 10-06-2005 01:28 PM
Triple boot kirth Linux - General 4 10-07-2004 09:24 PM
Triple Boot BittaBrotha Slackware 2 06-14-2002 09:29 AM
triple boot system/boot disk noODle Linux - Software 4 12-23-2001 10:55 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:11 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration