Hello, all. I must have been very good this year-- Santa left me Mandrake 9.2 PowerPack edition and a bright, shiny, brand-new 80GB hard drive. Loads of fun in the works, I'm sure.
I would like to do a fresh install of Mdk 9.2 on the new 80GB drive, wipe out the current installation of Mdk 9.1 on my existing 15GB drive (I know just
enough Linux to have seriously screwed up a few things, so it's no great loss to not do any kind of backup), and expand the Win ME partition to the old drive's full available space and then leave it to rot in benign neglect (though it might be nice to have the space again to play some games).
I'm no stranger to dual-booting, but dual drives is another matter entirely. I'll be wanting to use GRUB as my bootloader; LILO ate my partition table once, and I hold a grudge. In this thread
, satchfoot sugests the following windows entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst to make a dual-boot/dual-drive setup work:
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
My own, existing entry looks like this:
The 80GB drive (Mdk 9.2) will be the primary drive; the 15GB (Win ME) will be the secondary. Will satchfoot's suggestion work for me as written (obviously after I've slapped "title windows" at the top of it), or is there something I should incorporate from my existing entry? And (please, please pardon my ignorance), would anybody be willing to explain what the parameters of the entry are actually doing as GRUB acts on them? Lastly (thanks for your patience), are there any other potential tricks or traps I ought to be aware of before attempting this?
Any guidance will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.