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Re: XP/FC6 on separate drives : boot how??



Beartooth wrote:
> I've just slogged through a very long  thread, commencing 04/06/06, on
> a topic similar to what I need to ask. Most of the substantive part was
> over my head; but I *think* it was largely if not entirely about FC4-5,
> with occasional excursions back to FC2. So what I can't follow -- I'm a
> not quite clueless power user, and no technoid at all -- may just possibly
> be out of date. At any rate, let's take it again from the top. Pretty
> please.
> 
>    An electronic friend who not only speaks hardware but has probably 
> forgotten more about computer and the Net is having an odd problem.
> 
>      He's in the midst of very kindly assembling a machine to fit my 
> budget and his expertise; we worked our way through my needs and the 
> options, one decision being individual hard drives for XP and for FC6. He 
> seems to have it together, physically, already. He writes :
> 
>> I need the recipe you used for the Linux, Windoze dual boot. I've tried 
>> every recipe I have (spent most of the day yesterday on it) and so far 
>> can't get it to work. I can get each OS to boot by switching the drive 
>> boot priority from the BIOS but not by using the Windoze or Grub boot 
>> loaders.
> 
>      The only secret I know, as I've told him, is that XP has to go on 
> first. But surely he knows that better than I. I guessed it might be a 
> matter of some wrinkle needed in grub.conf -- so I sent him copies of my 
> present ones, on a machine with FC6 only, and on one that dual-boots 
> successfully (with only one hard drive afaik).
> 
>      Still no joy. He writes :
> 
>> I would appreciate it if you would query your lists. So far, my 
>> configuration is:
> 
>   sda1: 512 meg fat32
>   sda2: 75 gig ntfs
>   sdb1: 76 gig ext3
> 
>> Windoze is installed on the first drive with the boot loader on the 
>> fat32 partition. FC-6 is on the second drive. Linux did recognize 
>> Windoze during the install and configured Grub to the dual boot. I also 
>> tried the reverse using a LINUX.BIN file (created with dd containing the 
>> linux /boot partition) residing in the fat32 partition and loaded from 
>> the Windoze boot.ini. Only way I can boot to either drive is by swapping 
>> the drive priority in the bios. My best guess at this point is it has 
>> something to do with the SATA drives. I haven't tried it with PATA 
>> drives yet.
> 
>      -- and, in another reply :
> 
> 
>> On Tue, 2 Jan 2007, Beartooth wrote:
> [...]
>> title Other
>>        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
>>         chainloader +1
> 
I suspect that Windows is using partition 2 and not partition 1 as
drive C:. You can try changing the entry for Windows to:

title Other
        rootnoverify (hd0,1)
        chainloader +1

or

title Windows
        rootnoverify (hd0,1)
        chainloader +1

Mikkel
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for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!


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