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Old 07-29-2004, 07:59 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: slackware 9.1
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dual boot, problems with ghost cloning

i want to install a dual boot on one drive instead of two using nort ghost to copy the windows from one to another

2 hardrives
hda) new drive, 120 gig
hdb) existing 80 gig with 20 gig ntfs partition containing windows xp, 60 gig s of fat32 for data.

1) partioned drive hda
hda1) 20 gig ntfs (for windows clone)
hda2) 50 meg ext2 for linux /boot
hda3) extended
hda4) 1 gig swap for linux swap
hda5) 20 gig ext2 for linux /
hda6) 80 fat32 for data

2) installed slackware 9.1 on hda

3) installed lilo but failed, used boot disks and slackware boots.

4) used norton ghost and ghosted the windows on hdb1 to hda1
Old 07-29-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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sorry wasnt done

5) installed grub, useing command grub, menu.1st not working yet


when i booted up i got missing operating system. i could boot to slackware with a boot disk. i then installed grub and can boot to either slackware or windows on hdb1. i dont know why it is booting to hdb1. grub is pointing to hda1 for windows and i suspect boot.ini is pointing to hdb1

it reads

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect

i think this is hda1 no?

----------WEIRD ERROR
when i take out hdb my bios slows down a lot. takes 40 seconds to get to the grub menu. when i go to the bios it reads the hd (western digital), but if i hit auto detect it no longer recognisis it. my motherboard is only 3 years old and has never given me trouble.
if i put back in hdb the slowness disapears.

i am boggled, any ideas and/or solutions????
Old 08-02-2004, 09:04 PM   #3
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this is kind of a bump. but, i would like now to just find out why bios slows down to almost a halt. when i put in JUST the wd 120 gig drive (i have an award bios from 2003).???


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