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i know you guys see a lot of dual boot problems on these forums but i can't figure this out..
to start off, i installed red hat 9 on a second hard drive [hdb3] however windows xp did not boot properly from grub, so i inserted a bootmagic rescue disk and it now boots from winxp each time, no grub. i've tried to reinstall grub, ./grub-install /dev/hdb3, and from the red hat boot cd [says no kernal packages were installed so boot changes were not saved].
I also tried booting linux from the windows bootloader by doing the following:
dd if=/dev/hdb3 of=/bootsect.lin bs=512 count=1
then copying that bootsect.lin to a floppy and then into c:\ on windows and inserting the folowing into boot.ini:
c:\bootsect.lin="Red Hat Linux"
when i choose 'Red Hat Linux' from the screen, it doesn't boot, just an underscore. any ideas?
Running the command w/o the './' should work fine. If you are a regular user & not root you will get 'command not found' for certain commands (those in /sbin).
Run 'grub-install /dev/hda' as root to reinstall Grub. Then try to get XP working from Grub. 'fixmbr' will remove grub.