Okay I've written the following post before.....but I think writing this new post should simplify my problem.....
I have two hard disks on the same IDE Channel
1) 40Gb Hard disk, 2 partitions: both Fat32, running WinXP solely (master drive)
2) 15Gb Hard disk dedicated to linux (slave drive)
Patitions for this drive are as follows:
Partition [/dev/hdb1], [/dev/hdb2], [/dev/hdb3]
Location [/boot], [/],
Type [ext3], [ext3], [swap]
Space (MB) , , 
start , , 
end , , 
Problems encountered during different types of setups:
1) Installing Lilo/GRUB to MBR (/dev/hda) - stalls machine when i boot up either giving me on the screen "LI_" or "GRUB_" To get rid of this i reboot my machine with my windows boot disk and type "fdisk /mbr". When I reboot....XP loads fine....the only way I can boot in to linux is through linux boot disk - very slow
2) Installing Lilo/GRUB to 1st sector partition (/dev/hdb1) - I think, but could be hdb2? You tell me....I'm a total newbie to this linux thing....but i think hdb2 is where linux is actually installed so I believe it is hdb1......
Okay...so when i nstall to the 1st sector partition....xp loads fine from cold boot......again the only way i can boot in to linux is through the linux boot disk.....
can anybody please run me through step by step to what i need to do through setup to actually getting my system to dual boot.....for example...should i install the boot loader to mbr or 1st sector partition of my second hard disk.....
thanks in advance....