Can't boot to Windows XP
Linux works fine but for some reason my WinXp won't boot. I'm using GRUB and RED HAT 9
Here's what I have in my device.map
# this device map was generated by anaconda
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,5)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hde7
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
Windows XP is suppose to be on HD drive 1 and Linux on harddrive 2 partition 5. But I switched it in GRUB be I'll get a fatal error for WinXP if I don't.
can you just insert your red hat cd and then update your existing system - that should fix grub for you, you don't even have to pick any packages, just update grub.
otherwise, it looks like you have a really weird configuration.
also, as i was recently reminded by dolda, your drive indicators need to keep in mind that
hd0 actually means you first hard drive.
The device.map file isn't used at boot time. It's only used by the GRUB-under-Linux program to know which drives are which. Therefore, you can't switch them by just changing the device.map file. What fatal error did you get before?