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Old 09-21-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
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Parition configuration required for dual-boot

I'm a new linux user.. Just wondering how to set up my linux HD to boot alongside a Win XP x64 drive. I'm using 3 SATA drives. Primary for XP x64, Secondary with FC5, Tertiary for storage--currently NTFS, running on an Asus P5WD2.

Currently XP x64 is sda1, and boots by default (first the Fedora boot loader comes up, and boots into Windows).

If I choose to boot into the hard drive containing FC5 (sdb1), I get this error

"Error Loading Operating System"

That's it. I assume I may have set up the Linux drive wrong. I had /boot being the primary partition (20gb) and /root being 20+gb, and a 15gb swap file.

Thanks for any advice, definitely looking forward to getting this up and running!

EDIT: Disregard post!
I have realized that the simplest solution is the best one. I had been trying to manually boot into that drive using BIOS when all I had to do was use the bootloader...!! Sorry for the trouble! I had assumed it was just a bad installation, since my last one with SUSE 10.1 did not go well.

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Old 09-22-2006, 06:09 AM   #2
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Wellcome to LQ, stefan1. Glad you could solve it. Good luck.
Old 11-16-2006, 06:00 AM   #3
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BTW, 15 G, you did mean G -- 10^9 G, is generally considered, shall we say, excessive.

Assuming you typed what you intended, why so large?


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