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    Red Hat 9 vs. Windows XP

    I think this is a Windows problem rather than Linux, but it only happened after the Linux install so here goes...

    I just installed Win XP on hard disk A and then installed Red Hat 9 on hard disk B. I installed GRUB into the mbr on disk A.
    Everything works fine except that through GRUB Windows will no longer boot with my USB hub attached (jumpdrive, bluetooth transmitter and SD card reader)... it just goes to a blank screen.
    If I unplug the hub it boots. I can then plug the hub in once WinXP is up and it finds everything and it all works.

    It's not a major problem, but it's slightly annoying if I forget to unplug the hub before booting. Anybody have any ideas?

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    Linux Guru techieMoe's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    It could be a problem with the way Redhat 9 handles USB. Redhat 9 is rather old (31 March 2003). You might not have this trouble with a newer version such as Fedora Core 2 or 3. You can upgrade directly (in theory) from RH9 to any Fedora release, but I'd recommend a clean install.
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