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Old 09-27-2004, 09:41 AM   #1
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Question Trying to Multi-Boot into 2HDD

I finished building my computer and on the new HDD set as Master I installed LOS 4.5 ( The only HDD in the computer at this time.) Well the Wife and 2d daughter rebelled and said they wanted Windows back!! To try and keep it simple I purchased a second HDD Maxtor 40Gb and installed it as the Master and made the previous Lindows HDD the slave (Both attached to IDE1). I installed Win Xp Home edition on the new HDD and the computer is running fine. So there is peace in the land again!

Now I want to get going with Lindows 4.5 OS, so I can start learning more about Linux. I restart the computer choose from the boot menu and choose IDE1 2d HDD. The Lindows boot screen appears and when I press enter nothing happens. So I restart and choose Diagnostic and the last five lines are:
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xff00-0xff07, Bios settings: hdaMA, hdbMA

ide1: BM-DMA at 0xff08-0xff0f, Bios settings: hdcMA, hddMA

VFS: Cannot Open root device "303" or 03:03
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel Panic: Unable to mount root on 03:03

Ok, some of this I understand, but at this juncture I'm unable to get into the 2HDD to open the kernel to append anything. How do I configure Win XP so I can click something to open the second hdd to boot into. I think I may have to re-install LOS 4.5 but I need get in there. Any guidance is greatly appreciated. Thanks


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