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Hi, folks ! Can anyone tell me how to dual boot FC6 and WinXP on two hard disks in which one is SATA and another is PATA ? I have ...
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    Dual Booting Headache !!!


    Hi, folks !

    Can anyone tell me how to dual boot FC6 and WinXP on two hard disks in which one is SATA and another is PATA ?

    I have Intel D865GBF mother board with Pentium 4 2.4 GHz. Two hard disks one is PATA other is SATA. I have WinXP already installed on SATA, I also managed to install FC6 on my PATA. Now when I boot from my PATA FC6 runs OK, but WinXP( Other ) does not boot and shows error msg something saying chainloader+..... . When I changed boot device to SATA WinXP boots perfectly. Plz, help me to run WinXP from GRUB menu.

    And if you could also tell me about detailed installation procedures and where I missed ???

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    where did you install GRUB? in Windows HardDisk or Linux?
    in case, GRUB is installed in Linux HardDisk, check this link for setting up Dual Boot.







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    Dual Booting

    First Thank You devils_casper for noticing me

    GRUB is on FC6 Linux drive which is a PATA drive. WinXP on SATA drive.
    I have checked the link you provied, but isn't it is for two IDE drives???

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    those instructions works for SATA drive too. just follow those. in case, you get any error, post exact error message here.






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    Dual Booting

    I cant thank you enough. I was having this problem from a long time. Thank you.

    If you can plz tell me how can I avoid this problem during installation so that I should not have to do it every time when I install Linux and Windows as dual boot on two hard disks.

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    i am glad i could help you. duing Linux install, always unplug Windows HardDisk and add an entry for Windows in grub.conf ( or menu.lst ) and device.map files after Linux installation.









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    Need More Help!

    This linuxforums.org is great and you also

    Can I continue my future linux related problems on this same thread!

    Like I also want to know how to get softwares and drivers for Fedora Core 6, how to install and uninstall them that I can do quite simply in Windows OS.

    I have Smart Link 56K Voice Modem which is auto detected and installed in Windows but my FC6 don't seems to recognize it.

    I tried configuring internet connection with KPPP but it doesn't happen

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    you dont need to install drivers for most of HardWare parts. Latest distros recognize and configure those. in case, you have to install drivers ( e.g. graphics cards ), start a new thread with full details, device name, make etc etc.
    regarding Modem problem, i suggest you to start a new thread. this thread's title is Dual Boot and its possible that you will miss a good suggestions from other members.






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