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  1. #1
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    Dual Booting Windows and Gentoo with Grub.

    Lately, I've been getting annoyed at the bias toward Linux -cough- Blizzard -sneeze- so I put Windows XP on my second hard drive.

    Now, to switch between Linux and Windows, I have to unplug or plug in the top hard drive (Gentoo). I just tried getting a bootloader working, but it didn't work.

    /boot/grub/grub.conf had the following for the Windows entry.

    title=Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1

    When I boot that, I get

    Booting 'Windows XP'

    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1


  2. #2
    Just as /dev/hda would be the first hard drive and /dev/hdb would be the second,
    windows does NOT reside at (hd0,0) nor anywhere on (hd0).
    Most likely it is on (hd1).

    Remove everything about windows from grub.conf and try this:

    title Windows XP
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    chainloader +1

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