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For staters, I am new to linux. I have windows xp on drive c: (hd0) and it work just fine. Then I installed linux on d: (hd1) and it works ...
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    Help with GRUB


    For staters, I am new to linux.
    I have windows xp on drive c: (hd0) and it work just fine. Then I installed linux on d: (hd1) and it works just fine. My problem is, when i reboot. I do not get prompted to pick an OS. I have tried some some advise that I have found on the forms, but still no windows. Here is a copy of my "grub.conf".

    # 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 (hd1,0)
    # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
    # initrd /initrd-version.img
    #boot=/dev/hda
    default=1
    timeout=0
    splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    hiddenmenu
    password --md5 $1$n8.ToF0d$vtu1aQmZlgacTlv7UGuow/
    title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (2.6.9-5.0.5.EL)
    root (hd1,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-5.0.5.EL ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.9-5.0.5.EL.img
    title Red Hat Desktop (2.6.9-5.EL)
    root (hd1,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-5.EL ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.9-5.EL.img
    title Windows XP
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    rootnovertify (hd0,0)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    Any help would be great

    Thanks

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    The problem is that your timeout is set to 0:
    timeout=0
    You should change this to
    Code:
    timeout=10
    which will give you 10 seconds to pick a OS.

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    Thanks

    works great. Thanks a lot. I spent hours on that simple change.

    Thanks again

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