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I have a question regarding grub, linux (fedora) and windows server 2003. I have a 2 drive system. I installed fedora on hda. After that, I installed windows server 2003 on hdd (slave on ide2). I had to scarf the page partition from linux to complete the install, but, I have linux back to normal, and now have windows server 2003 solely on the secondary slave.
I'm trying to get grub to boot server2003. I have the following entry in my grub.conf file:
title Windows Server 2003
map (hd3) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd3)
I get a series of errors based on what I use in rootnoverify. (tried hd0, and hd3)
Question 1: When you use map, i.e. make hd3 look like hd0, does rootnoverify need the *original*, or the *mapped* hd?
Question 2: Due to the way windows likes to do things, it installed it's boot loader on hd0. I coppied the boot.ini, ntdetect, etc from the swap partition to the root directory of hd3, remade the swap partition and linux is happy. Do I need to in essence, make hd3 hd0, and install windows server, then re-cable, then deal with grub?
Apparently, map(hd1,hd0) does an actual hardware map. So the final grub configuration is as follows:
title Windows Server 2003
map (hd1) (hd0)
Then, the last remaining problem is that since windoze is required to be installed on primary controller, server 2003 still thought my linux swap file (the one I cannablized to do the install) was still there. After remaking the swap file a few times, I finally disable disk0 in the hardware profile. Now, Windows server 2003 boots cleanly from grub, and does not do a chdsk on what is my linux swap partition!