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Old 05-19-2005, 07:33 AM   #1
carlindenver
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RH9 & XP dual boot


Help,

I have XP on the first harddrive and RH9 on the second,

how do I find and open the Grub.conf file in order to edit it

and dual boot to XP


Thanx, I'm such a NOoobie!
 
Old 05-19-2005, 07:56 AM   #2
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You actually need access to root account to edit the file.

You can find the file at /boot/grub as grub.conf

Make sure you edit it properly, or else you might end up booting only one or have no indication of which OS you are going to boot
 
Old 05-19-2005, 07:57 AM   #3
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Also, During Setup of RH9, it might have detected your Windows XP on a partiton and labelled it as DOS for you to boot into it.

Was it detected or not?

Because if you know it exists, and you want to add the entry of booting Windows XP using that file, probably it might be a bit difficult doing it.
 
Old 05-19-2005, 02:28 PM   #4
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Okay, I can get to the grub.conf, but how do I open it?
What's the command? Is it "ed grub.conf"?
 
Old 05-19-2005, 08:41 PM   #5
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Open gedit from the menu of from in the "RUN COMMAND" type gedit

and then open the file from the path mentioned path
 
Old 05-21-2005, 09:21 AM   #6
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Wink

Thanks for your help.

RH7.3 failed
RH9 failed
Mandrake 10 installed with no problems.

Now I just need to learn the ins and outs.
 
  


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