Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
I have installed Mepis Linux on my master drive with the intention of having a dual boot system with WinXp on the slave. I have done this before with Mandrake ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined! gaz_dc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    40

    Dual Booting


    I have installed Mepis Linux on my master drive with the intention of having a dual boot system with WinXp on the slave. I have done this before with Mandrake and it set up the dual booting automatically. However, Mepis did not.

    I have added the following to the 'menu.lst' file in /boot/grub, but it did not work

    title windows
    chainloader (hd1,0)+1

    All it does is clear the screen, type the above commands to the screen and then just sit there.

    Edit:
    I have also now tried the following

    title Windows XP
    root (hd1,0)
    rootnoverify
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    and

    title Windows XP
    root (hd1,0)
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    makeactive (hd1,0)
    chainloader (hd1,0)+1

    after looking at the Mephis Lovers forum, still with no success. I am currently dual booting by swapping the boot order in the bios!

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    119
    Try putting your information in "grub.conf." I know that's where all mine is.

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Loda, IL
    Posts
    32
    windows is just being it's usual snotty self and refusing to cooperate because it isn't on the master drive. You just need to edit menu.lst or grub.conf, whichever you're using. Specifically, you need to trick windows by adding lines to remap the drives, like so:
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    Add these lines after the title, and beofre anything else.

  4. #4
    Just Joined! gaz_dc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    40
    I have added the following to my /boot/grub/menu.lst file

    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)

    title Windows XP
    root (hd0,0) (also tried root (hd1,0))
    rootnoverify
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    but get the following error

    root (hd1,0)
    file system type unknown, partition type 0*7
    root noverify
    (hd1,0): file system type unknown, partition type 0*7
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    I have managed to boot XP from the slave drive when using Mandrake just not Mepis. Also, Windows boots fine when I switch to boot from it in the BIOS.

    I am now at a bit of a loss

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •