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Old 02-02-2004, 07:53 PM   #1
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Dual boot with Gentoo and XP


I've tried a bunch of different Linux distros and I thought I would try Gentoo. I got everything working right until the boot loader. I've never written a complete grub conf file so I need a little help.

I have a 80 GB hardrive with XP on the first partition and Gentoo boot on the second, gentoo swap on the third and then the main gentoo root on the 4th. So I have grub installed ok, but now I just need the conf file.


thanks
 
Old 02-03-2004, 01:01 AM   #2
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G'day jiggywiggy,

Not info info mate. What is the master boot record pionting to at the moment? I have W2k and Redhat booting be default to w2k ( corporate reasons !) which meant using the w2k boot loader!

Cheers,
 
Old 02-03-2004, 11:41 AM   #3
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here is a copy of my grub.conf file which i have modified slightly to hopefully fit your setup

Code:
default 0
timeout 30
splashimage=(hd0,1)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title=Gentoo
root (hd0,1)
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/bzImage root=/dev/hdb4

title=Windows XP
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 02-03-2004, 04:57 PM   #4
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I tweaked 2k.'s grub and I got it to work. Thank you!

Last edited by jiggywiggy; 02-04-2004 at 04:50 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 06:43 PM   #5
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bloody hell, i actually helped someone!

no problemo
 
  


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