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Old 06-11-2003, 05:31 PM   #1
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GRUB bootloader

Hi, I am not sure if there is a forum specifically for grub or not.

I want to dual-boot a redhat system 9 and windows 95. I have three hard drives. The first drive contains both OS's and I can boot to both with no problems.

On the second drive I have a copy of windows 95 as well. I want GRUB to boot into this copy of win95 NOT the copy in the first partition of the first drive.

I modified the grub menu item for my win95 to this:

map (hd0,0) (hd1,1)
map (hd1,1) (hd0,0)
rootnoverify (hd1,1)
chainloader +1

For some reason, when I then type boot, GRUB still boots to the the win95 on the first drive. I checked the drive capacity of the volume (after win95 loads) and it tells me it is almost 4 GB. The second drive is only 1.2 GB. GRUB does not seem to be interested in the second drive. DOES the above virtual mapping actually work???

Some enlightenment on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Old 06-11-2003, 05:52 PM   #2
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the windows on the second drive starts to boot, then
it goes to the first drive. thats the way windows works.
you'll need to remap the first drive as drive 0x81 and
the second to 0x80. i don't know how to do that with
grub, but that'll give you something to search for.


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