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I have an HP Pavillion 7960 with a 40gig primary hd with RedHat 7.2 loaded on that drive. I want to create a dual boot sys. w/ WinXp. I have loaded the XP OS on a 20gig slave drive, and have attempted to boot the XP OS from the slave drive using the grub bootloader I am using on my Master drive.
I have tried configuring the boot loader with the following lines,
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
When the chainloader +1 command is passed, the boot attempt fails with an error 13 Invalid or Unsupported executable format.
If anyone could please offer any insight as to how I may be able to accomplish this, I would really appreciate it. I have seen countless dual booting tutorials for using single drive dual boot systems, however, I would really like to accomplish this using the drives set up the way that I currently have them.
I read that Windows is funny about booting on a slave drive. These two commands perform a virtual swap and "trick" windows in to thinking that it is on a primary drive. I can't personally attest to the validity of this. I am just going with information I have read.
Hi, I have a simular setup. But, I installed Win XP first and then linux. That seams to work. Also, I did this a couple of years ago... But I installed Linux 6.0 and then Windows 2000 using Lilo as the boot manager and that seamed to work. I remember having to do something special to get that to work but that might lead you in the right direction.
simple is this that you have a 40 gig hard drive and you are installing winxp on new harddrive.
well friend in my opinion you should make 1 primary dos partition for windows (/dev/hda1) and then install linux and other versions of windows on extended partitions which starts from dev/hda5.
i personally have 5 OSs on my one harddrive winnt workstsation ,winnt server , win2k ,winxp
and redhat linux .
if you want to know i can tell you in detail.
I gave your advice a shot, and it seems to bring me a bit closer to success, however, I am getting a message that says....
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or currupt
the message goes on to say that I can repair the file by utilizing the repair utilities on the boot CD. If I were to boot this OS as a master drive, I do not get this error though. I feel that this is defenitely moving me in the right direction, is there anything more that you would recommend?