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Old 07-15-2009, 01:50 AM   #1
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this maby impossible


how do i go a bout putting a hd with win xp back into a comp that has another hd with linux on it and make it dual boot yes the hd was in the comp when i installed windowsbut i took it out and installed linux on the other now i have the windows hd back and iwant to put it back in and dual boot them . I put the hd back in but i need step by step on editimg the GRUB and adding the os choice, I am using mint linux 6.???
 
Old 07-15-2009, 02:59 AM   #2
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if windisk in primary
add this 3 line in last grub.conf

Code:
title WinXP-2
        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
        chainloader +1
if windisk in secondary use (hd1,0)

try it first
 
Old 07-16-2009, 01:33 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by briced View Post
how do i go a bout putting a hd with win xp back into a comp that has another hd with linux on it and make it dual boot yes the hd was in the comp when i installed windowsbut i took it out and installed linux on the other now i have the windows hd back and iwant to put it back in and dual boot them . I put the hd back in but i need step by step on editimg the GRUB and adding the os choice, I am using mint linux 6.???
You really should make use of punctuation more. Reading posts with run on sentences is difficult.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 03:40 AM   #4
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Hi,
install the xp disk as a secondary drive
Put something like this in your grub menu.lst

title WinXP-2
root (hd1,0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

the map command makes windows to belief it is still the first disk in the system
since it was installed as a single drive in the firstplace
 
  


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