Dual boot XP(internal IDE HDD) Debian(external USB-IDE HDD) using boot.ini
What I'm trying today is to dual boot XP and Debian.
Sarge v 3.1r0 2.4.47 kernel
HP Pavillion ZT1195
512 Mb RAM
My Laptop has a 40 Gb internal drive which I've partitioned:
100 Mb=fat 16
100 Mb=ext3 /boot
I have connected a 160 Gb USB IDE HDD drive, installed the base system and have it partitioned:
300 Mb=ext3 /
5 Gb=ext3 /usr
3 Gb=ext3 /var
1.5 Gb swap
500 Mb=ext3 /tmp
5 Gb=ext3 /usr/local
The install went as planned, I placed Grub in the 1st sector of /boot
but of course I can't see Grub from boot.ini from windows.
This tutorial sort of does what I need:
Dual-Boot Linux and Windows 2000/Windows XP with GRUB HOWTO
url removed please google the above line
Since I can't get back into Debian, I'm unable to use this command to make "linux.bin" which he references as a needed file for boot.ini to see my /boot partition :
dd if=/dev/hda2 of=/mnt/floppy/linux.bin bs=512 count=1
I tried knoppix v. 3.9 but it runs the 2.6 kernel, and my lapper and USB problems under 2.6 prohibit it...mouse locks up.
I guess I'll try creating the bin file under knoppix 3.4 until I see a reply here.