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Old 07-23-2005, 08:08 PM   #1
randybell
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Grub Boot Linux / Windows 2000


I want to be able to have my windows partition to come up in Grub.

I have Linux installed on 1 hard drive and Windows 2000 on another, they work independantly if I swap the cables.

How can I configure GRUB is boot to the Windows on Secondary IDE Chain, Primary hard Drive?

Thanks
 
Old 07-23-2005, 09:19 PM   #2
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the grub manual is here:
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html
I could type it all out for you, but it's all there in the manual.

I like grub- I'm sure you will too.
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Old 07-24-2005, 12:01 AM   #3
randybell
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Grub Manual

The manual isn't much good unless you already have an understanding how grub works. It seems only good for referencing commands.

I found a simple answer on another web forum.

Thanks anyway.

Last edited by randybell; 07-24-2005 at 12:45 AM.
 
Old 07-24-2005, 10:17 AM   #4
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Look- it's all there in the manual!! you need to learn howto read manuals!! it is an important skill! ok- you need to go into root using

$su
Password:

you need to edit or make a new menu.lst in /boot/grub and here is the link (within the manual)
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/man...b.html#Booting
which means you would have to add this to the menu.lst
Code:
title Windows 2000
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot
you might think I'm being stupid, typing that out when you already had the answer- but it is to help future people who actually use the search function.

look- I think LQ is a great help site and so is the internet in general. In short- just because I was a little gruff- please don't leave, please stick around.

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Old 07-24-2005, 01:36 PM   #5
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I had just a similar question, and found A solution in a thing called wingrub. It is a little exe file you can install in windows, and configure from there the windows bootloader to offer linux as a second choice.

http://grub4dos.sourceforge.net/

I can now start up as before with the windows bootloader, as I still need windows more often as linux. (As I still have hardly a clue about linux.)
However, I had to change the harddrive number hd1,1 to hd2,1 with a cd boot with the linux installation cd (suse 9.3) from where it is possible to edit grub in yast, because, after installing linux on the second harddrive, I needed to add a further harddrive, which prevented linux from starting up.

Hope you can sort it.
 
  


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