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Hello, I have a dual-boot system with Windows XP and FC4. I can boot to Windows if I tell the bios to boot from hd1. In this case FC4 is ...
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    Dual booting works (in a strange way)


    Hello,

    I have a dual-boot system with Windows XP and FC4.
    I can boot to Windows if I tell the bios to boot from hd1. In this case FC4 is not recognized.
    If I boot from hd0, I have the same problem but reversed (so Windows isn't recognized).

    I would like to be able to boot to both of them without going to the bios every time. Any idea how I can do this?

    this is 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 (hd1,1)
    # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
    # initrd /initrd-version.img
    #boot=/dev/hda
    default=0
    timeout=5
    splashimage=(hd1,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    hiddenmenu
    title Fedora Core (2.6.13-1.1532_FC4)
    root (hd1,1)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.13-1.1532_FC4 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.13-1.1532_FC4.img
    title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4)
    root (hd1,1)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img
    title Other
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1


    and this is fdisk -l:

    Schijf /dev/hda: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
    255 koppen, 63 sectoren/spoor, 14946 cylinders
    Eenheden = cylinders van 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Apparaat Boot Start Einde Blokken Id Systeem
    /dev/hda1 * 1 14241 114390801 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda2 14242 14946 5662912+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda5 14242 14946 5662881 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Schijf /dev/hdc: 40.0 GB, 40027029504 bytes
    255 koppen, 63 sectoren/spoor, 4866 cylinders
    Eenheden = cylinders van 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Apparaat Boot Start Einde Blokken Id Systeem
    /dev/hdc1 * 1 3656 29366788+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hdc2 4336 4348 104422+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hdc3 4349 4866 4160835 8e Linux LVM
    /dev/hdc4 3657 4335 5454067+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hdc5 3657 4335 5454036 b W95 FAT32

    Partitietabel ingangen zijn niet in schijfvolgorde

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    try to make the windows entry something like

    title other
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    where 0 is where grub is at and 1 is where windows is at
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    it sure seems like a lot of people are having trouble running dual boot with FC4......

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    Quote Originally Posted by i2kdave
    it sure seems like a lot of people are having trouble running dual boot with FC4......
    I've noticed that a lot of people I've been helping (or trying to help) with dual boot issues are FC4 users. I wonder why this is??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergil83
    try to make the windows entry something like

    title other
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    where 0 is where grub is at and 1 is where windows is at
    Thank you. This worked perfectly!!

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