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Re: Dual-booting F7 and WinXP on separate harddisks

On Thursday 06 September 2007 9:49:49 am McGuffey, David C. wrote:
> MBR, all managed by lilo.  That install went mostly automatic and I
> didn't have to tweak any settings in the BIOS or lilo...it all just
> worked.
> I've looked at a bunch of dual-boot guidance but I'm not finding what I
> need to deal with two separate hd each with their own os and MBR. Maybe
> it is there, I'm just not understanding it.
> This should be easy...what do I need to do to get grub to chainload
> WinXP on hd1?

I have a similar setup, with F7 on sda (1st SCSI hard disk) and Win2K on 
sdb (2nd SCSI hard disk).

The trick is that Windows wants to boot from the 1st hard disk.  The 
solution is to have GRUB tell it that the 2nd HD is the 1st one.   See 
below for a snippet of my config file.

Hope this helps.


title Fedora (
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz- ro root=/dev/sda1 vga=0x305
        initrd /boot/initrd-

title Win2K/SP4
        rootnoverify (hd1,0)
        map (hd0) (hd1)
        map (hd1) (hd0)
        chainloader +1

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