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Old 10-22-2004, 07:22 AM   #1
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Booting NT and XP directly--????


Dead man talking!

I use FC1 along with Windows ME, NT(2000) and XP on the same hard drive but different partitions. During installation, I was presented by an option to choose the default boot OS, and along with htis, there was an option to add other partition/OS info to boot directly. I figured the right partitions allotted to XP and NT, while ME of-course was on primary DOS, and continued with the installation. But they didn't work, and just ME could be loaded from the GRUB window. Is there a way to boot these systems directly from the GRUB window.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 08:00 AM   #2
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How did you do multiple boot before FC1 was installed?
 
Old 10-22-2004, 08:17 AM   #3
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I had a menu like option similar to that of grub with the default as the highest version (XP). After installing FC1, I am still seeing this menu once I choose to boot Windows from the GRUB's OS choice menu
 
Old 10-22-2004, 09:05 AM   #4
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Then all 3 of your Windows is using that one nt os loader.
Unfortunately you won't be able boot 2k or XP directly using GRUB, only through that menu.
Do you have a bootsect.dos in c:\?
 
Old 10-22-2004, 09:47 AM   #5
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Didn't quite notice it (bootsect.dos), but does it help in achieving my goal?
 
Old 10-22-2004, 10:00 AM   #6
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Ok with that file you will be able to boot WinME directly in GRUB without going through that menu, using something like this in /boot/grub/grub.conf:
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title WinME
chainloader (hd0,0)/bootsect.dos +1
There's nothing much you can do about direct booting your win2k or xp, unless you reinstall them in a particular way.

One thing you can do is use the Windows bootloader instead.

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