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Old 10-22-2004, 04:39 PM   #1
avols143
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Where should be Grub install..????


Hey Friends...
I have a daul boot system with WindowsXP(Norwegian) and WindowsME(English).. I have 80gb harddisk Space..

Code:
Device      Boot     Start    End    Blocks    Id      System
/dev/hda1    *         1     2550  20482843+    c    Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2           2551     9964  59552955     f    Win95 Ext'd (LBA) 
dev/hda5            2551     5738  25607578+    b    Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda6           5739     8543  22531131     b    Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda7           8544     8608  522081       82   Linux swap
/dev/hda8           8609     9377  6176961      83   Linux
/dev/hda9           9378     9390  104391       83   Linux
On /dev/hda1 its installed windowsXP and on /dev/hda5 it is WindowsME.
/dev/hda9 is /boot partition and /dev/hda8 is /root partition.. I am using Fedora Core1 with bootable floppy every time.

Now I want to know on which partition I have to install Gurb??????????
BECAUSE once a time I installed Grub on /dev/hda1 which is marked as * sign may be a boot partition..So after installing grub I was enable to boot linux from Grub menu but not Windows. I give the following command..
grub-install /dev/hda1...............Uffffffffffff
What happend after doing that I dont know, so I tryed to repair this problem with several methods but gained nothing..Becuase the file system on /dev/hda1 was Fat32 after installing grub its changed to RAW.. I formatted the partition magic 8 and converted it back into Fat32 and installed WindowsXP/ME again...

I dont want to do this again. I need your help to keep Windows and Linux.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 07:28 PM   #2
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The boot sector is not considered a partition, so you use
hda
or
hd(0)

Regards,

Samsara

PS: Yes, many have made the mistake of installing to hda1, but afaik all have lived to regret it. I mean, they survived
 
  


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