Can't remove 2ndry hdd w/Mandrake, primary with W2k won't boot!
Mandrake newbie here - windows master.
I have my primary HDD installed with Windows 2000.
I added a removable second hard drive and had XP on it for the longest time.
I wiped the secondary drive and installed Linux Mandrake to it.
Every time I boot, I got the Mandrake boot selection screen before my Winodws OS screen, such that I would have to select NT from that Menu to get to Windows 2000.
Now, when I remove that secondary drive, Windows 2000 will not boot up.
It gets passed BIOS, but then fills the screen with 010101010101010101010's and then just stops.
I can put the Mandrake HDD back, and it boots fine, but defeats the purpose of having a removable HDD (cuz ya can't remove it, hehe )
Any and all help is appreciated.
I just want to be able to remove the secondary HDD and still have Windows 2000 be bootable.
Last edited by Ariel Starfire; 05-14-2004 at 04:58 AM.