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Old 02-24-2005, 11:58 PM   #1
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Dual Boot RAID

I have WinXp on in a RAID 0 config and Fedora core 3 installed on a IDE harddrive. I was wondering what command do I add to Grub to be able to choose whether I want to boot into Windows XP or Linux. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!!
Old 02-25-2005, 02:08 PM   #2
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look a couple threads up i might have already done sort of what you need:

Add Fedora to Windows Boot Sector..
Old 02-25-2005, 03:02 PM   #3
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alexgsummer: The real question is whether you can see the WinXP partition from linux. If linux cannot see it, then Grub probably cannot see it either.

You are probably using a software-based Raid0 that is not supported in linux (i.e., if the Raid controller is on the motherboard or is on a cheap (< US$300) controller card, then it’s software-based). Usually, the drives will show up individually as unformated drives in linux, but do look at the manufacture’s web site and see what linux drivers are available.
Old 02-25-2005, 06:30 PM   #4
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This is a different way.

My Fedora Core 3 Install

This by all means may not work for everybody and I can't explain why it happened I can just
guess. I've been working with Red Hat since version 6.2. My company is going to change all our
operating systems mid next year to Red Hat Enterprise Edition. The reason why I like Fedora is it's
always a challenge to make it work when your running on the cutting edge of hardware.
I want to thank all the people and their suggestions on this forum.

I run an Intel D865perl motherboard with 2.6 gig Intel processor with 1 gig of ram. Two 160 gig
hard drives. The first hard drive is for Windows XP. Second hard drive is for Fedora and data

Drive 2 the first 40 gig is Fedora and the second 120 gig is for files backups and Norton ghost 2003
images. Which I never doing anything without a current image file it will save your butt.

Install Fedora Core 3 on the second hard drive and use the automatic partitioning tool but don't
put grub on your Master MBR put it on the first sector on your second drive. When you get to the
Boot Loader Configuration screen make sure you check the Configure advanced boot loader
options. The next screen will give the option where to put Grub Boot Loader. It should say like
hda or hdb. Hda is usually your XP Drive. From their finish loading. Put it on hdb.

Now duel booting using XP boot manager (My Preference. I don't like third party boot managers.)

Use your rescue CD to boot to Fedora.
Hit enter at the boot prompt.
Hit enter for English
Hit enter for us
Setup network select no
At the rescue screen select continue
At the next rescue screen hit enter
Now you have a prompt sh-3.00#
At the prompt type in chroot /mnt/sysimage
If hdb2 is Not your boot partition, change it as appropriate. Type: df then determine which hda#
Run the command dd if=/dev/hdb2 of=boot.lnx bs=512 count=1
You should see
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
Type ls and you should see a file named boot.lnx
Put a blank floppy disk in your a: drive
Type mcopy boot.lnx a:
It should have copied the file to your a: drive

Now reboot to Windows

Copy boot.lnx to your root directory
Right click on your boot.ini file select properties and uncheck read only click ok
Double click your boot.ini file and add one line at the end it should read
C:\boot.lnx="Fedora Core 3". Then save it. When you reboot your XP boot
manager will come up and you can chose Fedora it jumps to the Grub Boot manager on your
second drive.

My file looks like this

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(0)(1)\windows="Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2"
/fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
c:\boot.lnx="RedHat Fedora Core 3 Project"

You call it anything you want
Old 02-25-2005, 09:26 PM   #5
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Ok thanks for the quick replies. I will try this and see how it goes. I will def. let yall know if I have any more problems. THANKS!!!
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Harley's way worked. Thanks everyone!!
Old 02-26-2005, 09:17 AM   #7
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Great glad I could help


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