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Old 07-18-2005, 07:54 PM   #1
fannymites
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Trying to add os to grub


Okay, here goes...

I have 2 hard drives set out like this -
hda1 Linux
hda2 Windows XP
hda3 Backups

hdb1 Windows XP
hdb2 backups

I have been using grub to dual boot between linux on hda1 and Windows on hdb1, the Windows on hda2 was not used.

I've now decided I want to use that Windows on hda2 for experimental purposes but I'm having a little trouble booting it from grub.

If I select the option from the grub menu I get an invalid system disk error - press any key. When I press any key it does boot as normal but I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me how to get around the error.
I can also boot into it by editing the boot.ini on the hdb1 windows but I would rather boot straight into it from grub.

Now, the fact that it is getting past grub and getting to the system disk error suggests to me that it isn't a problem with grub but I'm not sure. Just in case, here is my menu.lst -
Code:
default		0
timeout		10
splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title		Windows XP (hdb1)
root		(hd1,0)
savedefault
makeactive
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader	+1

title		Ubuntu
root		(hd0,0)
kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.10-5-386 root=/dev/hda1 ro quiet splash vga=792 
initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.10-5-386
savedefault
boot

title           Windows XP (hda2)
root            (hd0,1)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader	+1
Can anyone shed any light?
 
Old 07-18-2005, 08:27 PM   #2
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try changing it from
this:

title Windows XP (hda2)
root (hd0,1)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1

to this

title Windows XP (hda2)
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
makeactive
chainloader +1
 
  


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