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I have two harddisks in my PC, with thge following OS:
1) Windows 2000 and Fedora Core
2) Mandrake 9.2.
When I disconnect the second harddisk, I can select (though GRUB bootloader) between Windows and Fedora.
When I disconnect the first hard disk, I can select Mandrake 9.2
When both harddrives are connected, I see the bootloader to select between Windows and Fedora (because that's the primar hard disk), but cannot choose Mandrake from that bootloader.
I would like to have Mandrake in that bootloader. Any ideas how to do this? I cannot find back the GRUB bootloader in Mandrake. I also do not know the "name" of my second harddisk (how can I know whether it is hd a, hde, sda, sde, ...)
Currently this is my bootloader:
title Fedora Core
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptlsmp ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi rhgb
title Windows 2000
This may be a stupid and irrelevant reply. I am newbie so I guess I can afford to be stupid. I suppose your hard drives are master/slave configuration. If they are you might want to try cable select mode. I think whenever you start your harddrive with win & FC (I suppose your master drive) it loads the grub on master and doesnt go to the slave. When you disconnnect your master drive your slave might be recognised.
I dont know if this is appropriate or applies to your system. But you can check...