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I'm having trouble figuring out how to accurately use GRUB or Lilo. I have a 200GB IDE hardrive with Suse installed. The other hardrive is a 300GB SATA with Windows XP installed. Each OS operates perfectly, but I can't get the "choose which OS" to come up on boot. Any suggestions? thanks in advance, firstname.lastname@example.org
I got GRUb up, and working. At bootup, I get a "select which OS" screen with Suse, Windows, Floppy, and Suse (secure). The problem is that when I go into Windows I get a black screen with white letters that says:
filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
Originally posted by Norab it's a slave,
i got things all workede out. thanks.
Can you post what you did to get things working? I had dual-booting (RH 9/Windows Xp) working for years, but I broke booting
into Xp when I reinstalled my master IDE with RHEL 4 last weekend. Now I get the problem you described.
My Xp install is on the slave (hdb), and it is partition 1, the sole partition.
The problem was that under my old installation, even though Windows (and Linux) weren't
on drive 0 they could both boot successfully off that drive. I'm not sure I understand *why*
they could both boot successfully, but I'm not going to worry about it.
Under my new installation, grub loads off hd0, but Windows is on hd1 and it's not happy if
it's not on the first partition of the first drive. Using the grub "map" commands, I was able to
remap partitions before doing the "rootnoverify", and now Windows Xp boots just fine.
For reference, my working grub.conf is:
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (2.6.9-11.EL)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-11.EL ro root=/dev/vg00/root rhgb
title Windows XP Professional
map (hd0,0) (hd1,0)
map (hd1,0) (hd0,0)