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Old 09-03-2003, 03:26 PM   #1
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XP and Linux to dual boot ?


I need help...
Ive got XP running on a NTFS hard drive.
Ive tried installing linux on a second drive but when it reboots I get a message grub>
I dont know what to do
What I want is a dual boot machine.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 03:46 PM   #2
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Try these commands to boot windows:
grub>rootnoverify (hd0,0)

grub> makeactive

grub> chainloader +1

grub>boot
 
Old 09-03-2003, 03:46 PM   #3
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i believe that grub> promt means that both have been installed and are ready to boot, you just have to tell it which one you want to work in.

here's a link for working with grub: http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue64/kohli.html

hope that helps!
 
Old 09-04-2003, 06:40 AM   #4
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Ive got it to boot into both OS's but I'm having a problem with Linux.
While its booting a message comes up 'enabling swap space'
this takes about 3-4 minutes to 'process' and the linux icons dont display I also get a error message when i shut down Linux.
I had Linux running ok when it was on a single drive and the enabling swap space only took a few seconds.
Is this something to do with my bios?
 
Old 09-04-2003, 03:39 PM   #5
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hmm, i'm not sure. you could verify that you have a properly configured swap partition by using fdisk, typing p to get a list of the current partition, and making sure one of them has id 82. but if that's correct i'm not sure what else to try...sorry. i'm sure someone else can help you though.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 08:50 AM   #6
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Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who has helped me.
Ive reinsalled Linux again.
First my computer has 2 cd drives and 2 hard drives.
I have found that when installing windows xp I had to disconnect the secondary drive to get my computer to boot from the XP cd.
The drive letters were then changed when the install was over.
Linux seems to be the same I disconnect the drive and the install goes ok and boots into linux.
I shut down the computer reconnect the secodary cd drive then boot.
Linux detects the drive during boot but the 'emabling swap space takes a long time again and the desktop icons dont display.
Is linux looking for swap space on the cd ide channel?
 
  


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