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I have just recently installed Fedora Core 2.
I have two Hard Drives in my machine,
1st Hard Drive hosts Windows XP (on first Partition, second partition for data only)
2nd Hard Drive hosts Linux Fedora Core 2 (on first Partition)
I have Linux booting fine, thanks to Grub. However, I am now unable to boot to my Windows OS.
Can someone please write out the exact info that should be placed into Grub.conf for me to be able to boot to both Linux and Windows XP.
I have looked on some forums and attempted re coding but when I try and boot - I cannot boot to Windows XP.
It would be great if someone could write out the exact code for me that will make it work, and be able to boot to both partitions/OSs.
I tried the code sugested - got an error when trying to boot : error 11 invalid drive string
Here is the a copy of grub.conf
# 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/hdb2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
On your second post, I cannot see any difference in the code you suggested from your first post:
title Win XP
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
XP is on my primary Hard Drive (on first partition) you are correct.
I have tried your suggested code - I just got all the code on screen as text and nothing happened at all.
This is just turning into a nightmare, I fear I have ruined my Master Boot Record and will never be able to boot XP again without wiping the MBR and reinstalling Windows!! If anyone is able to provide me with some code to avoid this I will be eternally greatful!
It's probably the Fedora dualboot bug, go into bios and change the harddisk access mode from "Auto" to "LBA"
If for some reason you cant change it in bios, boot with the Fedora cd into rescue mode and enter the following command: