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I have windows XP Pro, and XUbuntu on two seperate, 20 gigabite HD's. Any idea how to make it work? I tried all sorts of jumper settings, IDE cable placments, etc. I want it to have hte Linux, for hosting, but still have WinXP for Photoshop and those sort of tasks. Anyone have any ideas?
I tried that, but when I try to save it, it says it's can't open to write. .. Is there something I need to install here, or..?
edit: Okay, I got in with sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst" and added that bit to the end, but it didn't work. It saved okay, but when re-booting, I still didn't get the option. Is there a spacific way I need to arrange the two HD's in the computer? One primary master, one primary slave, or one primary master, and one secondary master, etc? Appologies, and thankyou for the help
Distribution: openSuSE 42.1_64-KDE, Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17.2
For linux the hd is totally irrelevant. There is no necessity to change your hardware. Win used to like or even demand the first master. Easiest to give it that and have it shut up . Put linux second on its disk (it doesn't care where). Had you given information about your distro *hrmph* (btw. what about this or that?) it would be easier to help -- e.g. SuSE makes all the necessary entries automatically ... Was there nothing at all in the boot menu after you edited it?
The computer had WinXP Pro on it to begin with, at which point I removed that HD at put in a diffrent, where I installed XUbuntu. Then decided that I could probably dual-boot, so put them both in.
Right now, I have Linux as Primary Master, and Windows as Primary slave.
When I boot, it goes right into loading XUbuntu. If you hit Esc while it says "Grub boot loading" (Or something close to it), I can get into a list of things. I can load Xubuntu 15-23-386, or XUbuntu 15-20-386 (Which is what it was before I dist-upgrade).
But there's no windows option...
Distribution: Mandriva mostly, vector 5.1, tried many.Suse gone from HD because bad Novell/Zinblows agreement
follow Zmyrgel's instruction
sudo kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst
(or whatever way you can edit /boot/grub/menu.lst with root privilege)
that is edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and add the Zindows entry