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Old 09-04-2002, 02:28 PM   #1
Kryptow
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Grub: Editing


I'm fairly new to Redhat 7.3 but I was wondering if the following can work for dual booting Windows 2000 Professional with Redhat 7.3

Code:
title Windows 2000 Professional
rootnoverify=(hda0,0)
make active
chainloader +1
I just would like your opinion on this would this be the easiest way of doing it considering that GRUB is loaded on the MBR?
 
Old 09-04-2002, 03:40 PM   #2
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Install it on a floppy:

grub-install /dev/fd0

and try it out. If it doesn't boot from the floppy, it won't boot from hda.

Bert
 
Old 09-04-2002, 05:01 PM   #3
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I am not sure what is missing from this but i got a error in regards to hda0,0 it was a parse error i believe is their anyone here who knows the exact code needed here for me to use Grub to boot my windows 2000 i think i am missing something here is it a space or a equal sign?
 
Old 09-04-2002, 07:47 PM   #4
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Well there is no longer a need to answer this post i found out what may problem was. The modfication that is required for the grub.conf file is as follows:

Code:
title Windows 2000
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
The a that was included shouldn't have been there and secondly there should have been spaces between each part of the code.

Here is a little tip for those who are always inquiring on how to dual boot with red hat 7.3. As long as you are installing Redhat after Windows you can achieve dual boot status by giving your Windows partition a boot label at the GRUB setup screen during the installation of REdhat 7.3 Doing this will tell GRUB to allow to dual boot your system with that particular partition.

If this post is wrongi n anyway please feel free to post your comments on how it should be correct
 
Old 09-05-2002, 01:47 AM   #5
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You can find out where on your computer's partitions you are by pressing

(hd0,3)/<TAB>

in other words, you can tab through directories the same as with the bash on your linux system.

So if you're not sure whether you're on the right partition, use tab.

Bert
 
  


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