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Old 02-20-2003, 08:39 PM   #1
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booting windows xp with grub! help!!

I am having troubles with loading Windows XP in grub...

I just bought a new HD and installed it to run linux
so now i have 2 HD's.. my Master is Linux and my Slave is Windows XP
I try to boot with my Master so grub is loaded from the beginning.....

Whenever i select XP to load in Grub .. it won't boot!! a screen comes up and says:
booting Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

and stops!...

I thought it would be easier to have linux and redhat on two seperate HD's
but i guess not... there has got to be some way in the command lines to get it working correctly... because i hate changing a my boot drives in the BIOS just to get a certain operating system running... can anyone help?

# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda5
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-14)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.18-14.img
title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

Old 02-20-2003, 10:03 PM   #2
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use these entries instead:

title Windows XP
map (hd0,0) (hd1,0)
map (hd1,0) (hd0,0)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

this will make Windows think that it's installed in the first partition/first drive.

no need to run grub-install. just save the file.

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