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Old 06-05-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
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Configure grub (dual boot) with 2 OP installed already


I just installed FC2 on a 2nd HD to my system(originally with XP). In the installation, I was confused on choosing the right HD, so I disconnected the HD with XP an ran installation again. I know(now) that grub can manage the dual boot, but I didnt set it up on installation. I've been searching for a way to set grub after having both OP installed already, but i cant find ANYthing. I can use XP by disconnecting HD with FC2 and around, but I dont think this is very healthy for my computer.

Running a

P4 2.6, 512 DDR 400,
HD 1 - SATA with win XP
HD 2 - IDE with FC2

If I have to reinstall FC2, how can I choose the right HD, the process was confiusing

Old 06-05-2004, 04:45 PM   #2
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If you can get into Fedora:

just modify your grub.conf file. Probably in /etc/grub.conf

add the following lines:

#this is the XP entry
title = WindowsXP
chainloader = (hd0,0)+1

where (hd0,0) is which drive and partition windows is on. If its the first drive and first partition, its 0,0

See if that gets you the option...

EDIT: You must do this as root
Old 06-07-2004, 10:58 PM   #3
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I added:

#this is the XP entry
title = WindowsXP
chainloader = (hd1,0)+1

on winXP boot, computer displays: "Booting Windows XP..." (or alike), and then it hangs, with no error or anything


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