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Old 09-24-2006, 09:46 PM   #1
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Grub on IDE - xp on SATA

I've got 2 IDE drives and a SATA. I've got ubuntu on one of the IDEs with Grub. I've just reinstalled windowsXP on the SATA which I did with the other drives disconnected. (WGA was what pushed me to get onto Linux. My XP copy did not pass the test and then directx was trashed.)

Ubuntu is working fine booting from grub on (hd0,0) however XP doesn't. XP does boot fine if I change the bios to boot from the SATA first.

Anyway I've been brousing around and have tried a few different iterations of menu.lst. My last is
(after the linux boot options)

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/hdb1
title Windows NT/2000/XP (loader)
map (hd0) (hd2)
map (hd2) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

This one gives ERROR:13 (something like not a recognizable file system? I've edited it a few time. What should work? It seems there are several setups I've seen that are supposed to work.

Also I wanted to share one of the IDE drives with windows. I did format it using mkfs -t vfat. Windows recognizes it but Ubuntu won't mount it. Any other steps?
Old 09-24-2006, 11:54 PM   #2
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actually i think that u cannot add the entries of the XP OS which u installed on ur SATA to the GRUB entries list,bec it is entirely on a separate hdd nd hence GRUB only recognises the OS present in the active hdd, hence it may not work.
Old 09-25-2006, 04:33 PM   #3
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Cant be right. I thought Grub was all about loading different OSs from different drives.


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