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Distribution: SuSE 8.2, SuSE 9.1 on desktop (besides W2K). SuSE 9.1 on notebook (besides XP).
No luck with GRUB (dual HD boot)
I was recommended in this forum to use GRUB for booting Win2K from an alternate hard disk.
Linux is on SCSI, Windows on IDE and I can set the BIOS to put either one as first HD.
There were sufficient examples around for configuring the menu, but - alas - not much on how to install GRUB itself.
I did the following:
- Go to SUSE YaST bootloader configuration tool
- Change bootloader from LILO to GRUB
- Let SUSE recommend a configuration
- Edit the GRUB menu file for WINDOWS boot on second HD
according to examples from the net
- Neither Linux nor Windows is booting any more.
- On boot the screen fills with the words
GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB ...etc.
With some effort and a Linux CD I managed to boot my existing system and change the bootloader back to LILO.
- I can boot Linux again but I still have to change BIOS settings
whenever I want to switch between the two OS's.
Obviously something has gone wrong with GRUB.
Does anybody have an idea on what might be the mistake?
And this is what my GRUB config file looks like:
gfxmenu (hd0,0) /boot/message
kernel (hd0,0) /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ...
initrd (hd0,0) /boot/initrd
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)