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Old 01-08-2003, 03:27 PM   #1
superdigg
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Question Help adding XP to Grub?


I have just installed SuSE 8.1 and everything works quite well but I have one problem: I don't know how to add XP to the Grub boot menu! I have SuSe installed on the first disk in my system while XP is installed on a RAID 0 volume on my onboard RAID controller. I don't have any problem mounting the partitions from the RAID volume but somehow I can't manage to boot it. The partition equal to C in XP is /dev/ataraid/d0p1 (NTFS). Hopefully this is just an easy edit to my grub.conf (I know how to edit it ;-) ).
 
Old 01-09-2003, 04:13 PM   #2
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The data for the Grub boot menu are in /boot/grub/menu.lst

With SuSE 8.1, you could start yast2 and select the module System - bootloader configuration. This yast2 module basically provides a graphical frontend for editing the configuration of grub. I'd suggest
1. Modify current configuration
2. Leave what is already selected for the place where grub is installed (though you may consider changing this if it turns out it doesn't work otherwise)
3. go on with "Next" again (screen with global bootloader properties)
Then a list of the sections is displayed, there you can choose Add - Add DOS/Windows section

Alternatively you could also edit /boot/grub/menu.lst (and grub.conf, if necessary) directly by choosing "Expert manual configuration", but I don't know the exact syntax of entries in the bootloader menu, and it is probably easier to try the graphical frontend first.

As far as I know, it is not necessary (nor possible) to indicate the type of the file system (NTFS in that case), grub just hands over control in that case.
 
  


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