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Old 02-25-2005, 05:07 PM   #1
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Question Dual Boot Help! Needed

Hey, I'm new to linux so forgive me for sound a little slow.


Win xp on SATA drive (configured to run as master)
Suse 9.2 on Master IDE 0
Downloads on Slave IDE 1

since installing suse on ide 0 ive had to put a boot disk in to boot suse, if not then I end up with " NTLDR is missing" error.

Once I get the ce running the boot menu only allows SuSe to boot and does not see XP at all

To get windows to run I have to go in to BIOS setting and switch the SATA on to be the main drive again!

Below is my: Grub.connfig

root (hd0,0)
install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) /boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 (hd0,0)/boot/grub/menu.lst

can anyone help?
Old 02-27-2005, 06:50 AM   #2
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Add some lines in grub.conf like this

### Windows ###
title WinXP Pro
   map (hd0) (hd1)
   rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

I don't think you need the last two commands, so I've commented them here, but according to grubs website you would need them. I've always stopped after chainloader +1. The map command is telling grub to boot from another disk. grub might think that hd1 is the second IDE cable and you'd have to change it to hd2 to make it realize the SATA cable.

Last edited by musicman_ace; 02-27-2005 at 06:52 AM.
Old 02-28-2005, 01:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I'm going to give it a go tonight.

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