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Old 12-25-2002, 09:27 PM   #1
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Dual boot with master slave hds


I have a 20 gig hard drive which I am using for WinXP. I just bought a new 30 gig hd to install linux onto. The linux hd is in the master slot, and the winXP is in the slave slot. I just finished redhat 8.0 install and set it to dual boot with grub. It boots just fine into Linux, but does not boot to windows. All I get is "rootnoverify (hd1, 0)" and "chainloader 1" Any help would be nice.


Peter
 
Old 12-25-2002, 09:52 PM   #2
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master/slave question

Not sure if this is necessary with XP, but Win 95/98 is much happier on the first hard disk. Maybe you should make the 20 gig Win XP the master hard disk, and then reinstall Linux on the slave. Or you might be able to avoid reinstalling Linux by rebooting Linux from a floppy and then editing your /etc/lilo.conf file, or by running a wizard like Linuxconf to accomplish the same thing.

Hope this helps.

Don'y give up,

Harry
 
Old 12-25-2002, 10:57 PM   #3
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did the trick

Funny, I made the linux hd the master hoping to avoid problems, instead I just made more for myself. Thanks for the help.

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