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Old 10-19-2003, 06:04 PM   #1
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Gruby problem with 2 HDD and 3 OS's


Hello!

Installed RH 9 just fine, running alongside w2k on a 60gb drive, now I'd like to put back my old 10gb drive running win98 (cos its got all my lovely stuff on it).
Is it easy to reconfigure grub so i get a choice of the 3 operating systems to boot up when i start the machine?
I have tried ratching through all the lines of sample code I can find - but got no-where (just to here).
Thank you!
 
Old 10-19-2003, 06:12 PM   #2
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It's easy to configure GRUB. Just select an entry you want to edit, and press 'e'. The hardest part is it's naming convention. Note that since you'll probably have to put the 10gb drive as the first one, you'll have to edit certain files in Linux and Windows. The files I can think of right now are C:\boot.ini for Windows, /etc/fstab for Linux, and /etc/grub.conf for GRUB.

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Old 10-19-2003, 06:18 PM   #3
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More detail is needed if you want to know exactly what to edit in the files.
Where will the 60gb drive go (Win98 insists on being first)? (primary master, primary slave, etc...)
What partitions are on the 60gb?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 06:45 PM   #4
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Hi,
thanks for the reply.
I can put the drives anyway around that makes the best/easiest setup - I hadn't realised that could be a problem (oops#2).
Just tried to recap the partition info by looking at Kickstart, but for some reason the partition info is blank. Roughly - got win2k on 20Gb, 10Gb fat32 for file sharing, Linux swap boot and system on 30Gb and somehow managed to keep 10Gb unformatted!
 
Old 10-19-2003, 06:47 PM   #5
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(That should be Linux 20Gb) the second hard drive is just a straightforward win98 drive.
thanks.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 09:30 PM   #6
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Possible steps: Install Win98 hd>Install GRUB to this hd>If Red Hat works, proceed to next step, if not the /etc/fstab may need to be edited>Edit Windows2k's boot.ini (and possible other things)
Where will the 60gb hd go? (primary slave, secondary master, etc.)
Give us the output of these commands:
This will give the contents of the fstab file:
cat /etc/fstab
This will list partitions (your earlier description did not tell us which partitions were primary and which were logical):
fdisk -l
This will give the contents of the grub configuration file:
cat /etc/grub.conf
You may not have edit the fstab file, for Red Hat may have set it up so it would not be affected by the changes your about to make. You may need to adjust the drive letters in Win2k.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 09:39 PM   #7
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Type these in a terminal/command line (such as xterm, gterm, konsole)
 
Old 10-21-2003, 12:11 PM   #8
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Sorry for the delay - have reinstalled the rh 9, but left out the win2k for now! so working okay. I'll have another crack at it when i'm a bit more experienced. Thank you.
 
  


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