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I installed RH 8.0 on my second hard drive. On my first hard drive is XP. When i reboot, I get the red hat OS selection screen. It only list Linux and DOS. Nothing about XP. I'm using Grub to boot, but it seems as if from what i've read LILO is the way to go. I'm totally new and want to learn RH can someone tell me what i'm missing. I'm typing this on RH8.0 so everythign is working fine from that aspect! HELP
Here it is
# 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 (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda2
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-14)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
Ummm...so you say that XP is on the first disk and RedHat on the second. It seems by your grub.conf that RedHat is located on the first hard disk and first partition(hd0,0).
Well I'm not sure exactly what that 'makeactive' line does but I know I don't have it in my grub.conf . Under the 'title windowsxpDOS' it shows that windows XP is on the second hard disk and the first partition(hd1,0) Is that where it is?
well damn.... i guess you are right. XP is the second, and linux is the first..... I didn't change any of that so it must be right. The make active and the windows xpdos was put there by me. It was on a post that I read about the same issue. The person asking the question never said if it worked or not..so I tried it.....