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hii there, i am a new user to RHEL4 , installed it yesterday :d , well its a great OS but a little bit complicated . ok now what i ...
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    dual OS , need help


    hii there,
    i am a new user to RHEL4 , installed it yesterday :d , well its a great OS but a little bit complicated .
    ok now what i wanna do is making a link between win XP and RHEL4 , both are installed in saperate HDDS , i installed RHEL 4 in a different HDD because i can't risk my data in any way , i wan't to connect both my hard disks and boot win XP from HDD 1 and boot RHEL4 from HDD2 so that i don't have to change my hardisks every time .................

    HDD1 in which WIN xp is installed , is a 80 gb HDD , in which all the partitions are in NTFS
    ,HDD2 in which RHEL4 is installed , is a 40 gb HDD , in which i have one 5 gb FAT32 partition and all the other are linux partitions, also RHEL4 is installed in FSBR not in MBR

    i guess i need to just connect both the HDDs and edit "boot.ini" from win xp , but how to do it is my question?????
    plz reply , n sorry for ma bad eng

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    Hi and Welcome !

    I would suggest you to use GRUB instead of Windows Boot Loader.
    Plug-in RHEL HD as Primary Master and Windows HD as Secondary. Boot up RHEL and add this code in /boot/grub/grub.conf file.
    Code:
    title Windows XP
         rootnoverify (hd1,0)
         map (hd0) (hd1)
         map (hd1) (hd0)
         chainloader +1
    Save file and reboot machine. In case, Windows OS doesn't boot up, post the output of fdisk -l command here.

    If you want to use Windows Boot Loader only then follow instructions from here.
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    thx allot dude !
    but let me try it 1st
    then i will reply here.......

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    thx dude ,
    it really did da trick ..
    u have solved a huge problem for me
    live long.........

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    Glad to help you unleashed01 !
    Do start a new thread if you have any other question.
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