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Re: No way to boot into MS Windows hard disk



On 2/14/07, kalinix <calin kalinix cosma gmail com> wrote:
> > > I have two hard disks in my machine:
> > >
> > > * hda --> Fedora Core 6;
> > > * hdb --> Windows XP.
> > >
> > > In grub.conf, I have the following:
> > >
> > > title Windows XP
> > >        rootnoverify (hd1,0)
> > >        makeactive
> > >        chainloader +1
> > >
> > > but I cannot boot into Windows XP. Any ideas?
> >
> > I believe that Win XP does not work on a second drive.  I think your
> > best bet is to swap drives and install grub in the MBR of the new
> > /dev/hda (old /dev/hdb).  Linux will happily boot on a second drive.
>
> Thanks, Tom, but how can one install grub in the MBR of the new /dev/hda?


your XP entry in the grub should look like:

title Windows XP
               map (hd0) (hd1)
               map (hd1) (hd0)
               rootnoverify (hd1,0)
               chainloader +1


Note "map" which fools XP that it boots from the first partition of the
first harddisk

Yeah, Calin, that works! Thanks.

Paul


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