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Old 05-24-2003, 02:02 AM   #1
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Dual Boot of WinXP and Red Hat 9

I am having trouble getting GRUB to run on my dual boot system. I have WinXP installed on my primary drive. I installed a second drive for Red Hat 9. I boot from the Red Hat 9 CD and the installation goes fine. I choose automatic partitioning in any unallocated space (the new drive). It installs a boat load of stuff and eventually asks me to exit (restart the computer). When my computer comes up, it say "GRUB" in the upper left hand corner of the screen.... and then nothing. It just hangs indefinitely. What is up?

Primary drive is 80G with two partitions. These are my C and D drives for my WinXP installation.

Second drive is a 30G left unallocated. I let the Red Hat Install do the partitioning and formatting.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 05-24-2003, 05:55 AM   #2
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ok if u have the linux boot up disk.. first boot from it and determine which partition u have ur /boot foleder in.. it may be something like /dev/hdb*
where * will be the partiton
u can use fdisk -l to list ur partions

type grub in a command prompt
u will get soemthnging like

then type the following commands
where * is the partiotn number
root (hd1,*)
setup (hd0)

thats it grub will be instaled on the mbr of ur fist hdd..
Old 05-24-2003, 06:19 PM   #3
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Hey juby. Thanx. That helped me get stage 1.5 running. Then I got another error (error 21) from stage 2 that I was able to debug. It turns out that I forgot to enable my second drive in my BIOS so GRUB was confused. After I fixed that, I was able to boot XP and RH.

Thanx again.


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