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Old 06-05-2005, 11:12 PM   #1
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How and where to attach a new harddisk to my dual boot computer


In my computer i have RH9 and win2K with grub as boot manager.

I want to attach my friend's hard disk to attach my computer.It contains winxp. How should i connect then in computer (master/slave/pri/secondary..?)
and what should i write in grub.config.

so that i should can three OS in my grub' OS display screen .

Old 06-06-2005, 12:28 AM   #2
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It's just not that simple. You can attach it to whatever IDE controller has an opening.
When you do, you should adjust the drive's jumpers accordingly. However, that drive
has drivers for his hardware, not yours, and it's not going to run on your machine. It
may be accessible for reading if you have the proper support in your kernel, and if you
mount it correctly. However, there are too many variables to this situation, and I'd have
to play 20 questions with you to find out what you're actually trying to do here.
Old 06-06-2005, 12:28 AM   #3
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i would put the WinXP drive as slave and add the following to your grub.conf file
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
root (hd1,0)
chainloader +1
In my computer I have a similar situation to yours. I run Fedora Core 3 on my primary disk and WinXP on my slave disk. So my guess is that if you connect the WinXP drive as slave and add what I have above, it should work.
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WinXP may also detect to many hardware changes and ask to re register. This is part of the XP security to keep people from using unlicensed versions.
You can get the upgrade version a little cheaper if you already have a version on Windows. When you install you can do a fresh install, and just insert your Win2k disc when it ask. Watch closely which partition/drive it installs on. You will have to reinstall Grub after install.


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