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Old 04-08-2007, 04:22 PM   #1
johosher
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Dual Booting Linux and vista


i already had vista installed on my sony vaio laptop hard drive. i then installed linux successfully on my external hard drive. my question is how the hell do i boot linux?
 
Old 04-08-2007, 04:26 PM   #2
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I'm wonderin' that too.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 04:41 PM   #3
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Assuming you can boot Linux by changing the boot priority in the BIOS, you should be able to load Linux with GRUB installed on the external hard drive.

I assume you will also want to load Vista (although I have no idea why). To do this, keep the GRUB drive as the boot drive in the BIOS and add something like this to grub.conf:

rootnoverify (hd1,0)
makeactive
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader +1

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