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Old 08-23-2005, 01:25 PM   #1
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how to configur grub.conf file for dual boot?

hi guys, i need some help!
how can i configur my grub.conf file to have dual boot?
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You do not have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
#          root (hd0,3)
#          kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda4
#          initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667)
   root (hd0,3)
   kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=LABEL=LINUX rhgb quiet
   initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
title Other
   rootnoverify (hd0,4)
   chainloader +1
and this is after i run
fdisk -l
[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1             441       13263   103000747+  17  Hidden HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2               1         440     3534268+  1b  Hidden W95 FAT32
/dev/sda3           13264       13414     1212907+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda4   *       13415       19457    48540397+  83  Linux
/dev/sda5           13264       13286      184716    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6           13287       13414     1028128+  82  Linux swap

Partition table entries are not in disk order
[root@localhost ~]#
i need some urgent help how to insert my bootable /dev/sda1 drive into grub.conf file. i have windows xp on that partition.
thank you very much for your help!
Old 08-23-2005, 02:24 PM   #2
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The sda1 partition looks like windows right? Then just copy:
title Other
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader +1

and change it to:

title Other2
rootnoverify (sd0,1)
chainloader +1
Old 08-23-2005, 02:49 PM   #3
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Guys, i've got a big problem now...!
i managed to configure grub file, but my windows xp wont start...!

i get the message after windows xp screen shows up:
xmnt2002 program not found - skipping autocheck

i can't load and the other partition hd0,1 which is rescue and winxp instalation agent.
does anyone knows what to do..?


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