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bencpht 01-27-2003 02:22 AM

proper way to dual-boot using grub
 
Can someone tell me the proper way to install GRUB on a pc with windows XP on the first drive, and redhat 8.0 on the second? I've reinstalled 3 different ways now and none work properly.

#1. GRUB on MBR= error 28: selected item cannot fit into memory

#2. GRUB on 1st partiton of 2nd drive= no GRUB showing up after POST, need to use floppy to get into linux

#3. LILO on MBR= system hang, no errors, no prompts, no options

patpawlowski 03-17-2003 10:00 PM

I had the exact same problem with an ASUS A7N266-VM MoBo. I upgraded to GRUB .93 and was finally able to boot. You can get it from here: http://people.debian.org/~nobse/debi...ckported/grub/

acid_kewpie 03-18-2003 05:20 AM

patpawlowski, i'm not quite sure why you've done this.. a dozen people with grub related problems and you've just copied the same information about upgrading on a debian system to everyone...? :confused:

born4linux 03-18-2003 07:10 AM

Re: proper way to dual-boot using grub
 
Quote:

Originally posted by bencpht
Can someone tell me the proper way to install GRUB on a pc with windows XP on the first drive, and redhat 8.0 on the second? I've reinstalled 3 different ways now and none work properly.

#1. GRUB on MBR= error 28: selected item cannot fit into memory

#2. GRUB on 1st partiton of 2nd drive= no GRUB showing up after POST, need to use floppy to get into linux

#3. LILO on MBR= system hang, no errors, no prompts, no options


Assuming that your XP can bootup via NTLoader, refer to this page:

http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue36/larriera.html

This offers a dualboot setup via NTLOader

patpawlowski 03-18-2003 07:33 AM

acid_kewpie,

All with the same problem that I had, that I solved with that information. I thought that was the purpose of the board. I made 2 post to this board re: the problem and several posts to other boards and lists all of which resulted in unhelpful guesses as to what was wrong. I found a solution to the problem and wanted to share that with everyone having similar problems with GRUB.

I reckon I should have just kept to myself.

acid_kewpie 03-18-2003 09:28 AM

sorry, it was just unusual... and the debian thing, good advice is always welcom (of course) just confused me a bit.

patpawlowski 03-18-2003 10:59 AM

Cool. I just posted a long post to the distributions forum re: how to get RH 8.0 up and running on an ASUS A7N266-VM. Or at least what I did to get mine up and running. I posted it as a walk-thru because it looks like most people having problems with that board are as new as I am. The link to the debian site was because that was the first place I found the updated GRUB.

LinuxNuttie 09-05-2003 02:07 PM

Pat,
If you are still listening ... I have the *same problem* with a A7N266-VM MoBo and Grub is giving error "Error 28: Selected Item cannot fit into memory" .... You said earlier "I just posted a long post to the distributions forum re: how to get RH 8.0 up and running on an ASUS A7N266-VM. Or at least what I did to get mine up and running. I posted it as a walk-thru because it looks like most people having problems with that board are as new as I am. "

Can you please, please let me know where you have posted this "walk-thru" that you are talking about? I need it badly.

Again, how do I "Upgrade" to Grub 0.93 version? I am a newbie, please help me with stepwise instructions if possible. Tanks a ton!


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