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Old 05-20-2008, 05:34 AM   #1
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Can't dual boot.....


I have windows installed on a couple of SATA Raptors and am tying to install Mandriva 2007.1 in a dual boot on a stand alone PATA drive.....it goes through the motions ....but at reboot it just boots back into windows....no GRUB...no nottin... It does recognize the ICH9P controller, but it would seem it's not able to write anything to the RAID config.... Is it possible to do a dual but with this configuration?
 
Old 05-20-2008, 05:54 AM   #2
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How about Mandriva 2008 and Mandriva 2008 Spring both version do recognize all my distro over different Sata drives and put it the boot options.


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Old 05-20-2008, 07:14 AM   #3
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This has to do with how GRUB perceives the drive order when installing to the MBR. The mix of SATA and IDE can cause ambiguities and I'm not sure if the RAID makes it worse.
One solution would be to make the PATA (IDE) drive the boot drive (changing the BIOS configuration) and put GRUB in the MBR of that drive. Another option is to use the Windows loader, adding a link to the Linux boot code on the PATA drive. This involves creating the GRUB MBR code and then copying it into the Windows directory and adding a link to it in boot.ini.

I'm now sending you to the ultimate guru: Search here for "Saikee" and look at the various tutorials in his sig. The "booting" link below also might help.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 09:35 AM   #4
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Thanks pixellany....That could be interesting to see if I can get the windows loader happening ...
 
Old 05-21-2008, 04:18 PM   #5
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Sorry, this was a dual post - unsure what happened ...

See next item posted by me

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Old 05-21-2008, 04:25 PM   #6
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I am unsure if this is of any use, but here is a WEB page dedicated to using NTLDR to boot Linux:

How to dual-boot Windows NT/2000/XP and Linux using NTLDR

I no longer use Windows on my system here, but I did boot linux using NTLDR and the information from this WEB page for a time. I did not have any SATA drives then (and I do not use a RAID configuration here), but I presume the information remains valid.

HTH,
 
Old 05-21-2008, 07:10 PM   #7
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I would check where the boot-loader was installed, hda, or sda.
 
Old 05-24-2008, 06:29 AM   #8
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I am unsure if this is of any use, but here is a WEB page dedicated to using NTLDR to boot Linux:

How to dual-boot Windows NT/2000/XP and Linux using NTLDR

I no longer use Windows on my system here, but I did boot linux using NTLDR and the information from this WEB page for a time. I did not have any SATA drives then (and I do not use a RAID configuration here), but I presume the information remains valid.

HTH,
Thanks ernie....that looks simple enough.....and will give it a shot and let you know how it works out....
 
  


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