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I have gone through the entireties of at least three forum sites and noone has a fix that works for me. Someone suggested GrubED but I guess thats incompatible with gutsy still.
I have linux on my master IDE HDD, and XP on my slave.
when I use fdisk it recognizes them as SDA and SDB, any idea why?
I have tried at least a dozen different suggested combinations of entries:
rootnoverify (sd1,0) # or (hd1,0)
#or with (sd0) etc
the master with linux on it I installed with the option to use the full disc, so it should be the generic setup. The XP one is also a single partition, thus (hd1,0) or (sd1,0).
when I have rootnoverify (hd1,0) in menu.lst and I try to boot to windows it gets to the next screen and hangs at "starting up...", if I put rootnoverify (sd1,0) I get "Error 23: Error while parsing number"
Can anyone shed some light on this? It seems to be abnormal as far as this problem goes...
Maybe this is completely irrelevant, but maybe your device.map is not up to date? If you let grub write a new device.map, it will just name all drives hd0, hd1, hd2, etc., not sd1. But I guess that's not the problem here. I likewise had very little success in trying to get Windows to boot on my second drive. But maybe it is easier to just reverse the master/slave, and install grub on the slave, and be done with it. If you want to do that, be sure to first edit your menu.lst to reflect the new order, then install grub on the slave using this new menu.lst, then reverse the jumpers. Good luck.