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    Dual boot(2 hd's)windows + debian


    Please, I have 2 hd's . The master hd has debian sarge and the slave WindowsXP. I tried to make the dual boot possible, but it didn't work out...including loosing grub. Now is fine, but I cannot boot windows. (Debian was instaled first). I have no idea of what to do now. Here I show my /boot/grub/menu.lst:
    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-2-386
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.8-2-386 root=/dev/hda6 ro
    initrd /initrd.img-2.6.8-2-386
    savedefault
    boot

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-2-386 (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.8-2-386 root=/dev/hda6 ro single
    initrd /initrd.img-2.6.8-2-386
    savedefault
    boot

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

    # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
    # ones.
    title Other operating systems:
    root


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/hdb1
    title Windows XP
    unhide (hd1,0)
    hide (hd0,0)
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    chainloader +1
    makeactive
    boot
    ----------------------------------------
    Thanx if anybody can help me out!!!

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    the best way is to install windows first. the problem is that debian isnt on the MBR. you need to install GRUB or LILO again.
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    I did it already, because I also "lost" my grub. But even so, I cannot boot the second OS.

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    Windows needs to be on the master drive.
    You can either change the jumpers and ide cable.
    Or you can "map" it so Windows will think t is in the master drive.

    Do "info grub" in a terminal, look for the chapter that tells about booting other OS's and then look for how to map it.
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