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Old 09-15-2003, 11:08 AM   #1
mattkat
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Dual boot on inspiron with multiple hard disks


Hi,

Warning: This is a borderline linux/grub/winblows 2K question - if it is going to offend you look away now.

On /dev/hda RH 7.3 & M$ WXP are installed - both boot fine using grub.
On /dev/hdc M$ W2K is installed - I have trouble booting to it.

From both WXP & RH, I can see hdc and write to it when it is installed - it is in the modular bay which at times holds a floppy, cd-rw, or battery. For RH, I have a grub choice for linux with cd-rw vs. hdc.

The problem is when I boot to W2K on hdc, I cannot login to windows. It starts to login, saying it is loading settings, but before the desktop or anything appears, it says saving settings and boots me off. I have messed around with the grub map command, but to no avail. If I change the current mapping, it will not even boot W2K.

Any ideas? The w2k partition is sort of a legacy thing. Unfortunately, there are some applications on it that I want and cannot reinstall without paying lots oh $.

Thanks.
 
Old 09-15-2003, 11:10 AM   #2
mattkat
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Whoops - I forgot to mention it is a Dell Inspiron 3800
 
  


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