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Old 03-27-2004, 07:23 AM   #1
andrew-zaf
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Installed RedHat9 on new ATA drive but now can't access other 2 WinXP SATA drives


My system setup is:
IDE Channel 0 - Master =ATA Drive.
IDE Channel 0 - Slave =empty
IDE Channel 1 Master =DVD R/W drive
IDE Channel 1 Slave =empty
IDE Channel 2 Master =SATA 0
IDE Channel 23 Master =SATA 1

My system originally only had the 2 SATA drives running windows XP Pro (NTFS).
I then installed a new ATA drive, formatted it as FAT32 and installed RedfHat 9.
During the install I did not select to u/d the MBR and chose the default GRUB bootloader.

Also, I had to ADD a line in the dual boot section of the install to tell RH I also wanted to boot to Windows XP - and selected hda1 (the 2 SATA drives were not listed)

Now, after Redhat is installed, I can load and go into Redhat - no problems (but I still need to tweak for networking, ethernet card, etc...)

However, selecting to boot to Windows, screen blanks out for a couple of secs then goes back to the boot options.

The lines relating to booting to Windows XP are:
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

The only way I can load Windows is to go into BIOS and "disable" the ATA (Linux) drive.

I am absolutely fascinated with the total functionality of Linux and would dearly like to see it work on my system.

.... can someone please guide this absolute newbie to the gates of heaven???

Andrew.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 06:04 AM   #2
abisko00
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Maybe you need to change the parameter in grub from (hd0,0) (which is the first partition of the first recognized drive, AFAIK) into eg. hd1,0 or hd2,0 to be able to boot windows.

Hope this helps...!
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:42 AM   #3
andrew-zaf
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Thanks. I have tried these options and I get a screen change then back to the boot menu....???????????

More thoughts ??
 
Old 03-30-2004, 08:42 AM   #4
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I have just found out that windows does not boot from a disk other than the first.

Try to have a look at this one:

http://www.mcc.ac.uk/grub/grub_4.html#SEC21
 
  


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