fedora core 5 and windows xp (two SATA drives), grub won't boot winXP
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well, this morning, i tried all suggestions and finally ended up reinstalling linux totally (still installing now). i have a fresh slate - still booting with linux on primary. there is a theory that our SATA controllers are cheap and can't support dual boot...
never mind, changed linux grub configuration to (hd0,0)... i installed it with linux as secondary drive, then changed bios so linux was primary.
linux is booting again... now that pesky windows. i'll check out the fdisk
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd1,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
title Windows XP
map (hd1) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
Thanks for the correction. I did not realize that XP was being booted from a slave. I have my setup as two SATA masters, primary and secondary and have never used the mapping directives. I boot from SATA 1 (sda1, known to grub as (hd0,1)), and it boots Windows fine.