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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    i wrote Linux disk should be primary.

    in setup i suggested, windows wont know if its primary or secondry. through disk mapping in grub.conf file, we can load windows installed in Secondry Disk.

    i didnt understand. boot loader (GRUB/LILO) is in Linux disk and at startup you will access Linux Disk only. if you select Windows in GRUB screen, only then windows disk will be accessed.
    I understand, but what I want is not a new way to set the system up, but to find out why setting it up per the lilo/grub docs does not work. If all else fails, I may have to find a new way to set it up, like yours perhaps.

    The Windows disk IS accessed only if you select Windows in the grub screen.

  2. #12
    Linux Engineer rcgreen's Avatar
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    May 2006
    the hills
    Most likely, your windows installation is corrupted. Installation of
    LILO or GRUB shouldn't harm your windows system, so
    maybe it's a coincidence that it has a problem now. You could test
    this theory by restoring the microsoft bootloader, and then you
    wouldn't be able to boot either OS. Lotsa fun. You could
    reinstall windows, only after creating a rescue floppy for linux
    so you could get back into the system and reinstall the bootloader.

    Another option would be to try to diagnose the windows problem,
    I'm no expert on windows. Google is your friend.

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Chandigarh, India
    windows is on separate disk. FIXMBR should work. if windows filesystem got corrupted then reinstall is the only option.

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