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Old 09-12-2004, 09:38 PM   #1
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Grub ?????? [Multiboot]


Hi All,

Thanks in advance .....


I have an running system [Win Xp/ Redhat 9] dual boot on [/dev/hda] which is perfect ..

the problem however is ,i need to install Windows 2000 Pro on an empty harddisk [/dev/hdb] and

**********must be able to boot in to it using Grub***********************

This is the my configuration..

Disk /dev/hdb: 6800 MB, 6800080896 bytes
240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 878 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 877 6630088+ 7 HPFS/NTFS



I would be very HAPPY if somebody could propose changes that i need to make [ to grub.conf ] to be able to boot into Windows 2000 [on /dev/hdb ]


The following is my grub.conf...

title Red Hat Linux 9 [ KERNEL - 2.6.6-1.435 ]
root (hd0,6)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.6-1.435 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.6.6-1.435.img
title Red Hat Linux 9 [ KERNEL - 2.4.20-8 ]
root (hd0,6)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
title Windows Xp Professional
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 09-12-2004, 09:43 PM   #2
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The simplest way would be to simply prep the drive and tell Win2K to install itself on the new drive. ( You can select this option during installation near the beginning, tell it to use the partition on the new drive ).

In grub, simply copy the WinXP bit and use (hd1,0) instead of (hd0,0).
 
Old 09-12-2004, 09:48 PM   #3
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Thanks!! leonscape... ill try that ...

That was quick... man i love bein on this site...
 
Old 09-12-2004, 11:24 PM   #4
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I installed windows 2000 on my secondary hardisk [/dev/hdb] setting it as master, after taking out my primary hardrive [Win Xp/ Redhat 9] dual boot on [/dev/hda] , as i didnt wanna take any chance...

Now i have my primary hard drive [Win Xp/ Redhat 9] as master and with Windows 2000 as secondary [/dev/hdb] ..


i made the following changes to my grub.conf

title Red Hat Linux 9 [ KERNEL - 2.6.6-1.435 ]
root (hd0,6)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.6-1.435 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.6.6-1.435.img
title Red Hat Linux 9 [ KERNEL - 2.4.20-8 ]
root (hd0,6)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
title Windows Xp Professional
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
title Windows 2000 Professional
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1

I added the last 3 lines
title Windows 2000 Professional
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
chainloader +1



as per the suggestion ... but "IT still boots into my Win XP " ??????


any suggestions....

Thanks
 
Old 09-13-2004, 12:37 AM   #5
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Got it to work by doin this ....

title Win2K
map (hd1) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
rootnoverify (hd1,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
 
  


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