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Old 06-05-2004, 11:52 PM   #1
OriginalMan
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Problem with Grub


Hey guys I have a problem with my grub, i have windows and linux on my computer, but computer goes straight to linux, how can i modify my grub.conf file to make my system give me an option of both?
 
Old 06-05-2004, 11:58 PM   #2
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Find your grub.conf and edit to something similar :

Code:
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
vga=normal
default=linux
keytable=/boot/us.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=200
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
image=/boot/vmlinuz
	label=linux
	root=/dev/hda6
	initrd=/boot/initrd.img
	append="devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi"
	read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
	label=failsafe
	root=/dev/hda6
	initrd=/boot/initrd.img
	append="failsafe devfs=nomount hdd=ide-scsi"
	read-only
other=/dev/hda1 <---------------------------------------------- windows partition
	label=NT
	table=/dev/hda
other=/dev/fd0
	label=floppy
	unsafe
 
Old 06-06-2004, 04:02 AM   #3
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With respect MikeFoo that looks like a lilo setup.
OriginalMan you need to be root and edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and add;

title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
root (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

The line root (hd0,0) needs to be changed for your system. Grub sees drive one as 0 so this is telling the system to look at drive 1, partition 1. Having edited the file just save it and it should be written to the MBR.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 12:20 PM   #4
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TigerOC

I inserted the code at the end of my grub.conf file, and now the title Windows 95/98/NT/2000 appears at the boot prompt. However when I select it, it says booting...and then it says error : unrecognized device string.

I took the liberty of examining the grub code for booting Linux, and under root ( hd0, 1), there is much more information as opposed to where i have root ( hd1, 5) for windows XP. Could this be my problem?
 
Old 06-06-2004, 04:16 PM   #5
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If you are saying hd1,5 then this is your second hard drive and partition 6. To set it up you need take one away from each value because grub starts at zero. eg. I have a debian system on hard drive 4 and partition 3 so the value is hd3,2. Hope this helps.
 
  


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