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Old 07-13-2005, 08:15 PM   #1
Registered: May 2005
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configuring grub-dual boot debian winXP different HD's

Ok so, i would consider my self to still be a linux newb so i thought i would post here. I have 2 HD a 250 with winxp already on it and i just recieved a 160 which i put debian on. Now i was having some difficulty installing debian and in the end i ended up unpluging my winxp drive from sata1 and putting the debian drive on sata1. Then i installed debian no problem and now i have to hook up my winxp drive and when doing that i put it on sata2. Now my bios took that as sata 1 beeing idemaster 3 and sata2 as idemaster4 so i played around for a bit and got sata1 to be idemaster1 and sata3 to ideslave1(i switched my winxp drive to sata3).

And that whole time it was seeing my dvddrive as idemaster1 before i played around with it.

so basic question, what do i have to configure with grub to be able to dual boot both OS from separate HD's. Also do i have to change anything in my fstab to declare my winxp drive as hdb.

Thank you

PS. ask if you need anything clarifyed ADD makes me have jumbled thoughts.
Old 07-14-2005, 04:46 AM   #2
Michael Johnson
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This is a good place to start
good luck.


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