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  1. #1

    GRUB configuration

    I recently installed Redhat Linux 9 and I have Windows XP on another partition. Apparently, during installation, I configured GRUB incorrectly and now, when the GRUB menu comes up during boot up, it gives me two choices - Linux and DOS. When I choose DOS, instead of booting to Windows XP, it boots up my D: drive, which is the Hewlett Packard recovery drive. I just need to know how to configure GRUB to boot up Windows XP (on the C: drive) instead. I need full instructions, as I am new to Linux and don't know much about it yet. Thanks for any help.

  2. #2
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    May 2004
    To answer this definitively depends on your GRUB configuration and the arrangement of your drives. Since Windows confuses partitions and drives, it's not clear whether you have more than one drive, or just one with three or more partitions. It's important to know which drive you boot to, which drive has Linux and which drive has Windows? If possible, post your GRUB configuration file, /boot/grub/grub.conf

    Otherwise, taking a guess at what you have, try the following:
    boot, and when the GRUB screen comes up, select DOS and press e for edit
    Follow the instructions on the screen, and in each case that you see (hd1,x), change it to (hd0,x). When done with editing, like it says, press b to boot and cross fingers.

    This assumes Windows was installed before Linux and in the usual manner. Changes will not be permanent, only for this login. Worse that can happen (I think) is it won't boot, but you'll be smarter.
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    for this you have to give the correct disk information in /etc/grub/grub.conf


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    Read here

    This will help you a lot.

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    I've got it figured out now, thanks a lot.

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