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I have Windows XP on one hard drive and the second one is empty.
I installed Red Hat Linux 7.2 on the second hard drive and chose the option where it puts Grub (instead of LILO) into the MBR.
Now when I start my computer, it goes into the grub prompt. Here I cannot get it to recognize the linux root partition. And to start up Windows XP, I have to type in the folowing commands at the grub prompt:
after which Windows XP starts up ok. I can however startup Linux from the boot disk that was created during installation. After I startup Linux, I can see the menu file in the /boot/grub directory where the startup options are listed, but they are not being used when the computer is started.
I would appreciate it if someone could help me out here so that I do not have to use a boot disk, and when I start up the computer, I have options to boot up XP or Linux without having to type any commands.
This is a new Dell 8200 which came with XP, to which I added a second hard drive.