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Old 09-08-2002, 09:22 PM   #1
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Installing Grub

Hi guyz i still can't dual boot my pc but i m not giving up
i have winxp and RH linux 7.3

first of all i can't get the partition information of my Harddisk
i have tried the fdisk but i doesn't there anyway of doing that inGUI?

Also i have my harddisk on secondary master hence it is represented by hdc

now if i install Grub where should i place the master boot record
Old 10-09-2002, 06:05 PM   #2
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I haven't gotten grub to regonizes a boot to hdc (hd2,0) . If you learn how to do this, I would like to know.

Is you mbr record on hda or are you booting off the second ide from the bois ?

You need to write the MBR (master Boot record) on whichever drive starts your machine
Old 10-09-2002, 07:25 PM   #3
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Don't know what kinda distro youse guys are using, but on my distro, the primary drive is hda, and the secondary is hdb. hdc is reserved (automagically, when I installed) to my CD-ROM. All other partitions I've created have numbers like hda1, hdb5, etc. Check your /ect/fstab. See what hdc is allocated to. The solution to your probs may be as simple as changing your boot loader to point to hdb instead of hdc (if looking for a Linux partition). Window$ is very jealous and insists on being on the primary hard drive (hda1). Using grub, you can fake it into believing it's the primary, even it it's installed on the secondary drive.
For more info, do a google search for "Zen and the Art of Using Grub".


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