fedora-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Stephen Esquibel
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006
To: For users of Fedora Core
Subject: Re: dual booting XP and
I have Win XP (primary
HD) and FC5 (slave). I unplugged the hda (windows) and installed linux
with Grub bootloader on hdb (grub in the MBR - as default) I then
re-plugged the windows hd into the machine, and changed my bios to boot from
CD, HDB, in that order. that way XP never has a chance to overwrite the
grub on hda.
The grub then gives me the option of booting to XP or FC5.
Hope this helps.
you change the grub.conf file to recognize XP on hda so that it gives you the
option of dual booting?
On 4/6/06, Washington, CJ (OCTO) < CJ Washington dc gov> wrote:
Washington, CJ (OCTO) wrote:
> Fedora Core 5 and Windows XP
using two Hard drives.
> Have another question, I tired
and tried to load Linux and XP using two
> different Hard Drives.
> Correctly, and it seemed as if
Linux did to. I loaded XP on the primary
> drive and linux on the slave
drive. I followed the instructions on Fedoras
> site on how to dual boot two
operating systems and installed grub in the MBR
> on hda. Every time I
tried to boot the machine, the MBR was I guess ignored
> and linux never booted.
XP kept booting. So I found a website that
> mentioned removing one of the
harddrives, installing XP on it, then removing
> that harddrive and plugging in
the second harddrive as master, install Linux
> on that one, then plug in the
hard drive with XP as the slave drive. Then
> booting into linux and
changing the grub.conf file.
it easier to let the WinXP boot manager chain load GRUB
than the other way 'round.
MicroSoft products like to be in
charge. While GRUB+Linux is not a
good match, it is a reasonable
match, and works pretty well,
whereas GRUB+WinXP is a poor match,
and the WinXP boot manager is a
pretty reasonable tool. Once GRUB
is in memory, it's just GRUB,
however it got there, and can load
Linux just fine.
thanks for your help, so since I do have Linux successfully installed and I
have Windows XP successfully installed but on two different hard drives, how do
I make WinXP boot manager understand how to dual boot using Linux as an
boot manager a separate tool that I need to purchase?
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