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Old 01-14-2004, 05:10 PM   #1
Darkstar274
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Distribution: RH9, Mandrake, Knoppix, Fedora Core 1 & 2, Gentoo
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ext3 Filesystem & Dual-Booting?


I ONCE had RedHat Linux 9 and Windows XP professional. When I heard that ext3 was supported for RedHat. I redid my system with ext3 because it's faster than ext2. My current setup is this: Master HD is Linux, Slave HD is Windows XP. Windows doesn't touch Linux and vice versa.

GRUB.conf file that booted Windows XP just fine with my setup.

Code:
title Windows XP Professional
       map (hd0) (hd1)
       map (hd1) (hd0)
       rootnoveryify (hd1,0)
       chainloader + 1
       boot
Does anyone here have the same setup and got windows to boot through grub?

Also: RedHat 9 is dying in April...can I get opinions about some distros people like?

Thanks
 
Old 01-14-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
Andrew Benton
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Location: Birkenhead/Britain
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The bit of /boot/grub/menu.lst which boots Windows for me is
Code:
title Windows
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
As for distros, try them all. Send away for cheap CD's and give them all a go. Try http://www.maxtux.co.uk/ or somewhere closer to wherever you live.
 
  


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