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Old 08-09-2003, 04:41 AM   #1
Nicko
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Dual boot RedHat and WinXP on Seperate Drives


Ok so im a total newbie to Linux...

Ive installed Redhat 7.3 on a seperate harddrive to my windows install..

I have the linux install on a 20Gb setup as Master on the Primary IDE. My windows XP install is on a 80Gb setup as master on the Secondary IDE.

Ive searched this site and found that i have to edit my grub.conf to
title winxp
rootnoverify=(hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1


but i dont kno what i would put in the brackets after rootnoverify=(hd0,0).

Can someone help..

Thanks in advance
 
Old 08-09-2003, 06:11 AM   #2
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(hd0,0) means you are trying to boot from the first partion(0) of the first disk(hd0). If you wanted to boot from the first partion of the second disk you would have the line:

rootnoverify=(hd1,0)
 
Old 08-09-2003, 06:22 AM   #3
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You may still have problems, with 2000 I had to use
grub to frig 2000 to think that it was booting from Primary
Master, as it refused to boot from secondary master.
Not got access to that at the moment, but if you still have probs
I can post the soln
 
Old 08-21-2003, 08:57 AM   #4
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Hey malcidragon,

If you have that solution id like to hear it thx...

Ive setup the conf file and after choosing Windoze the system just hangs and does nothing.

Cheers
 
Old 08-21-2003, 09:34 AM   #5
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Would it be possible to swap the harddisks around?

Put windows on hd1 and linux on hd2, then just get grub installed on hd1. Windows doesnt like not being on primary hard disk 1, as far as i know.

That would save you alot of configuring and messing around...just a thought.

zebb
 
  


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