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Old 06-15-2005, 11:08 PM   #1
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trying to dual boot with WinXP on external USB

Suse 9.1, AMD 2500, 512 MB RAM, kernel 2.6.5-7xxxdefault

Suse is set up on an internal 3.5" 80GB IDE drive. I am trying to set up a 2.5" drive to be an external USB drive from which I can boot WinXP, which is already installed. I have a mount point for the drive at /mnt/usb, which when I do "mount /mnt/usb ", displays all the files inside. I have even written a few files to it for good measure.

I altered Grub through YAST to

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier:
Original name: Windows XP on USB###

title Windows XP on USB
rootnoverify (hd2)
chainloader +1

and the error message when I try to boot through Grub is "Drive does not exist." The map in Grub shows two names for USB: hd2 & hd3.

The fstab line for the drive is:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb vfat auto,users,rw,umask=0 0 0

[ I changed to auto from noauto and it did not make a difference.]

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

thanks ## rasta
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