An Imperative Solution Needed - Configuring Grub For Linux/XP Dual Booting
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I am able to see (and thus mount) my hdb5 and hdb6 (both FAT32) drives in Linux no problemo. However, Linux (post-install) does not even detect my hda drive at all! I CANNOT view it in the Hardware Browser. What gives? For the record, my hdb1 drive is set as the ACTIVE drive - the only active drive. When I check things out in Win (Disk Management) I am able to see every drive (and even Win verifies that hdb1 is set as the only active drive).
It's not the end of the world that I can't access my hda drive, it's just that I hate to deal with 'issues', or, problems, without meeting the challenge to solve them. The biggest issue that I believe that this (detection problem) is causing, is that I cannot boot WinXP from Grub. Whenever I try, I get the following message and the system hangs...
rootnoverify (hd1, 0)
Whatever I seem to try (as far as new commands), Grub defaults to these messages. Why do you suppose that Linux sees my hdb disks with no problems, but can't see a damn thing on hda, not even my FAT32 partitions?
For the record, yes, I am able to boot into both WinXP and Linux, albeit through the tedious and unglamorous method of changing the boot priority in my BIOS. Peace.
Thanks homie, hey since you're the first impression I have of the good Linux community, I'd like to take faith in your suggestion of a good advanced user book to getting started running Linux. I ordered Beginning RedHat Linux 9 by Wrox (from Amazon) without really checking it out, and then just two days ago I was at a bookstore (Borders) and picked it up and I knew that I would devour the book far too quickly and gainlessly considering how disappointingly basic it was. Now don't get me wrong, I am a beginner to Linux; however, I am quite adept with computers in general and thus found the book just too simplified for my taste - that's all. Needless to say, thanks again man. See ya around.