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Hi and Happy New Year I have a AS4 on /dev/hda, using Grub and can boot. I have a Win MCE on another disk (fdisk says it is /dev/hdd). I ...
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    dual booting AS4 and XP


    Hi and Happy New Year

    I have a AS4 on /dev/hda, using Grub and can boot.
    I have a Win MCE on another disk (fdisk says it is /dev/hdd).
    I can boot Win MCE if I remove the disk-cable.

    When I try to run with both disk-cables attached I can boot my AS4 but not the Win MCE.

    In /etc/grub.conf I have:


    root (hd1,0)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    When I boot the Win MCE I get the following:

    root (hd1,0)
    Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
    makeactive
    chainloader +1



    I first installed the AS4.
    Then I removed the disk-cable for this and installed the XP.


    What can I do or have done wrong?

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    possibly the problem is that Windows doesn't like not being on the first disk. Have a look at the map statements in the example grub.conf in the tutorial section (it's about two thirds of the way down).

    The idea is that you get grub to make, temporarily, the second hard disk appear to be the first. That way way Win MCE is happy.


    see :- http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/t93...d-edition.html


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    Thumbs up It works fine now.

    Thank You very much. It works fine. My /etc/grub.conf looks as follows:

    /etc/grub.conf

    Title Linux
    <tab>root (hd0,0)
    <tab>kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-22...
    <tab>initrd /initrd-2.6.9-22...

    Title Win MCE
    <tab>map (hd0) (hd1)
    <tab>map (hd1) (hd0)
    <tab>root (hd1,0)
    <tab>makeactive
    <tab>chainloader +1


    Once again Thank You

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    my pleasure.

    Note for the future, we have some really good tutorials on this site, they are always well worth a look.

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    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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