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Old 07-07-2004, 12:03 PM   #1
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Question GRUB and Booting from 2 HD

Heya..looking for some help here.

I have Fedora Core 2 set up on /dev/hda in the MBR. On /dev/hdb, I've got Windows XP set up in the MBR as well. Looking for a way to modify the grub.conf file so that I can have the option of booting Windows XP on the second hard drive. That hard drive is set as slave to the first. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Old 07-07-2004, 12:07 PM   #2
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Try adding this to /boot/grub/menu.lst
title Windows
root (hd1,0)
chainloader +1
Old 07-08-2004, 07:19 PM   #3
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Grub/Serial ATA issue

Ok.... here's my setup, I've got Fedora 2 installed on my 80GB ide HDD. (hda)

I've got Win2k installed on my serial ATA drive (hde1)

I try 2 get Grub configured to boot Win2k, but nothing happens! It simply reverts back to the main grub loader.

MY m/b is an Abit NF7-s, and I can happily read the drive when I'm in Fedora.

What do I need 2 change to my grub.conf file to let it boot Windows? I've read somewhere that SATA drives aren't recognised as hd by grub.

Here's the relevant parts of my grub.conf file.

title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
title Win2K
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1


also... here's the "" file

# this device map was generated by anaconda
(fd0) /dev/fd0
(hd0 /dev/hda
(hd1) /dev/hde

I hope someone here has the answer!

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