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Old 04-21-2005, 09:19 PM   #1
veener88
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Please help I need help with a 3 boot system on 2 HD's (Read a lot more confused)


After doing a lot of reading and searching I have not been able to get my 3 boot to work.

I have Fedora Core 3.

This is what I started off with.

# 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 (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hdb
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
title Other
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1


This is what windows has,


[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional x64 Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect


This is what I tried.

# 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 (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hdb
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu

title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img

title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

title Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
rootnoverify (hd1,1)
chainloader +1



I can choose XP but when I do it just does nothing.


Can anyone help me out. NTLoader is confusing me even more. I want to try and get away from Windows but I am not having much luck right now.


Thanks for any help you can give. I am not very good with this OS so that might be the reason why I am just not getting it.



********for got to add this*******

Disk /dev/hdb: 163.9 GB, 163928604672 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19929 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 1 10199 81923436 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb2 * 10200 10212 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdb3 10213 19929 78051802+ 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sda: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 8286 66557263+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 8287 14945 53488417+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 8287 14945 53488386 7 HPFS/NTFS
[root@localhost neal]#



Last edited by veener88; 04-21-2005 at 09:45 PM.
 
Old 04-21-2005, 10:03 PM   #2
ricc
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I was just wondering.. can u have both win xp and winxp 64 OS??

I tried to have Win 98, Win XP and RH, and it works...
I installed Win98 first, then XPand finally RH..
For me, maybe it looks way simple, but thats the only way i knew..

Install both XP first, then only u install ur FC..
 
Old 04-21-2005, 10:26 PM   #3
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That is how I did the install. I installed both XP's 2 weekends ago and then this past weekend I did Fedora.
 
Old 04-21-2005, 10:30 PM   #4
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With grub 0 = 1
Your windows boot loader shows XP at hd0,0 and x64 at hd0,1?
 
Old 04-21-2005, 10:35 PM   #5
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That is because they are on the same HD just a different partition. Both XP's are on my SATA HD and Fedora is on my IDE HD.
 
Old 04-22-2005, 09:16 AM   #6
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Just wondering this line of code.

title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

title Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
rootnoverify (hd1,1)
chainloader +1


Is this wrong since Fedora see those HD as sda
/dev/sda1 * 1 8286 66557263+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 8287 14945 53488417+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 8287 14945 53488386 7 HPFS/NTFS
 
Old 04-22-2005, 06:18 PM   #7
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Check /var/log/xxxxx for your boot log and see if linux picks up your sata?
You could also change boot order in BIOS to boot sata to get to linux in a pinch.
 
Old 04-23-2005, 10:41 AM   #8
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Ok it is the weekend so I can start playing with this again.

I went to check the boot file and I get this

[neal@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost neal]# /var/log/boot.log
bash: /var/log/boot.log: Permission denied

I do not get why I can not look at this file.

Thanks for any help


BTW what it is a good book for people just learning how to use this Fedora OS?


****edit*****

I think I am going to try a fresh install. For some reason some things are not working right. Update is not working it keeps locking up and I keep on getting errors when it loads. I am wondering if maybe it just did not get a good install and that is part of my problem

Last edited by veener88; 04-23-2005 at 10:49 AM.
 
Old 04-23-2005, 12:06 PM   #9
veener88
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Ok fresh install seemed to help a little. The system is acting better. I love how much faster this installs compared to windows.

Well anyways this is my grub.conf file now.

# 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 (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hdb
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1


When I choose other I get this error

NTLDR is missing


When I look at the boot log I do not see the SATA HD but when I installed the OS I did not select that HD.



******edit*************

I did notice something when I take a look at my windows boot

boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional x64 Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Fedora is saying my EDI HD is HD 0, but windows is saying my SATA HD is 0. So could this conflict be causing the problem?

Last edited by veener88; 04-23-2005 at 12:13 PM.
 
  


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