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Old 09-07-2007, 11:15 AM   #16
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Great news...kind of!

By changing round the boot order in the BIOS I can now boot either Ubuntu or Windows. Neither OS boot loader will boot the other however. I have tried re-running the dd command on /dev/hdb:
dd if=/dev/hdb of=./ubuntu.bin bs=512 count=1
and placing the output file in the windows root. It still hangs on "Grub _". I am about to try the command again setting if=/dev/hdb5.
Within Grub, I get the choice for my XP install on hd0 but it hangs on "starting up", just after the OS selection. My menu.lst for my XP install looks like this:
# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/hda1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Any ideas on the final parts - I dont really mind which way I get the dual boot working - as long as it works without me having to change my BIOS settings!
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See post #8, Edit2.
Old 09-07-2007, 12:25 PM   #18
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Cheers for the last pointer, I didn't think that map command would be needed if I was trying to boot hd0,0. Though I now understand why it is needed!

All now working booting off my second disk and running grub on that MBR. Shame that when I updated my kernel that it wiped out my menu.lst configuration (but good job I had a backup of the changes I had made to it!). Guess thats a problem I'll google first ofc!

Many thanks for your time and patience!



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