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Old 03-31-2005, 03:10 PM   #1
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how to access 2 different harddrive at start up?


hello

I have fc3 on one harddrive and xp and suse 9.2 on a separate harddrive.

questions is how can give my self the option of access one harddrive over the other when I boot my machine up instead of switching cables and jumpers everytime I want to use FC3 with is on a separate harddrive?
 
Old 03-31-2005, 03:17 PM   #2
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You should be able to mount the other harddrive like normal. If you want to mount the other harddrive automatically just add a line in fstab.

Is grub or lilo set up to give you a choice as to which OS you want to boot?

Maybe I don't understand what you are looking for.

Edit: you won't be able to access the Linux partitions while in XP for XP can't read them, but there should be a way to access the XP partition through Linux with the NTFS support stuff--do a search on how.

Last edited by Optimistic; 03-31-2005 at 03:19 PM.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 03:25 PM   #3
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If you have both hard drives in what you will need to do is add an entry in your main bootloader. I'm guessing it's grub in which case I don't know the exact commands but you will need to have an option to boot off of the other hard drive which is probably hdb1. In grub I think you have to use hd1,0 though. Hope that helps.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 03:26 PM   #4
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grub is giving my an option of booting either xp or suse becuase thats my primary HD right now.

But, if i want to access my other HD which has fedora on it..i have to open the box up and switch cables around and jumpers every time

is there a way for the bootloader or bios even to give be an option of booting from my xp and suse hardrive or fedora harddrive?
 
Old 03-31-2005, 03:36 PM   #5
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kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hdc1
should do it although your kernel might have a different name and be in /boot. Here's the grub manual if it doesn't work
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/man...ml#GNU%2fLinux
 
  


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