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Old 01-25-2002, 09:22 AM   #1
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Question WinXP, Linux 7.2 - dual boot with grub - help!

I have Windows XP on one hard drive and the second one is empty.
I installed Red Hat Linux 7.2 on the second hard drive and chose the option where it puts Grub (instead of LILO) into the MBR.
Now when I start my computer, it goes into the grub prompt. Here I cannot get it to recognize the linux root partition. And to start up Windows XP, I have to type in the folowing commands at the grub prompt:

rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

after which Windows XP starts up ok. I can however startup Linux from the boot disk that was created during installation. After I startup Linux, I can see the menu file in the /boot/grub directory where the startup options are listed, but they are not being used when the computer is started.

I would appreciate it if someone could help me out here so that I do not have to use a boot disk, and when I start up the computer, I have options to boot up XP or Linux without having to type any commands.

This is a new Dell 8200 which came with XP, to which I added a second hard drive.

Old 01-25-2002, 10:49 AM   #2
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well, this might be a little bit after-the-fact, but i would have used LILO rather than grub. in my opinion LILO works much better at handling dual boots.

i'm currently dual booting between win2k and redhat 7.2 on a laptop with LILO and it works perfectly.

i've never used grub though (since LILO's more universally accepted, i like to stick with what's used in all/most flavors of linux) so your guess is as good as mine.
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i'm currently dual booting between xp and redhat 7.2 on same drive with GRUB and it works perfectly.

Default Grub show XP as DOS

I am not sure but once you are in linux maybe you can edit GOB conf files


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