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root (sd0,0) to reference my windows drive, I get the error:
error while parsing number
(hd1,0) returns an error that the drive does not exist (which is true, but I thought I'd try anyway)
I've also tried sda0, sda1, and sda.
I may have missed something, but the online manual doesn't seem to answer this question.
I can boot to windows if I just tell the bios to boot from SCSI, and I can boot to Fedora using the GRUB floppy, but if I could just figure this last piece out I could do it all from my hard drive I guess. It's not critical, but it's a little annoying. Although up to now I'd been switching the boot order in the bios every time I wanted to switch OS's, so I suppose this is progress.
Actually the syntax for scsi harddrives is also hdX, which means (hd1,0) should have worked. Try entering "root (" then hit tab at the grub prompt, it should give you a list of harddrive it's able to see. If your SCSI drives doesn't show up then unfortunately I don't have much experience using GRUB on SCSI harddrives so can't help you further.
Or you can try LILO.