[ale] GRUB & dual boots Questions
jjlapierre at knology.net
Tue Jun 18 18:39:07 EDT 2002
Your welcome, but just one question please. How did you do it? Inquiring minds
want to know...
Thanks - : ^)
On Tuesday 18 June 2002 05:19 pm, you wrote:
> Thank you John,
> Got XP and GRUB working well together.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John LaPierre [mailto:jjlapierre at knology.net]
> Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 10:02 PM
> To: LIDGE,CATHERINE (HP-Loveland,ex1)
> Subject: Re: [ale] GRUB & dual boots Questions
> I had the exact same problem with the exact same software and nearly the
> same setup. Someone will no doubt tell you how to fix it, but not me. I
> could figure it out. At least not the Grub part. But... if you choose LILO
> the MBR that should do the trick. If your bent on using Grub,
> www.shaolinuxtemple.org has a good primer on it. Of course, there's always
> the obvious way to fix a dual boot problem...
> John L
> - - -
> On Thursday 13 June 2002 05:24 pm, LIDGE,CATHERINE (HP-Loveland,ex1) wrote:
> > Currently I have a dual boot setup with XP and Red Hat 7.3, I am using
> > as my boot loader and have run into a large issue, it seems I may simply
> > missing a step. Currently when I boot, my boot.ini displays a dual
> > XP Pro
> > Red Hat 7.3
> > But if select Red Hat 7.3 it will reboot the unit.
> > My grub.conf looks like:
> > #boot=/dev/hd5
> > default=0
> > timeout=0
> > splashimage=(hda0,4)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> > title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-3)
> > root (hda0,4)
> > kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-3 ro root=/dev//hda5
> > initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.18-3.img
> > My HDD is partitioned:
> > /dev/hda1 * 1 406 3069328+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
> > /dev/hda2 407 1761 10243800 5 Extended
> > /dev/hda5 407 948 4097488+ 83 Linux
> > /dev/hda6 949 1490 4097488+ 83 Linux
> > /dev/hda7 1491 1558 514048+ 82 Linux SWAP
> > /dev/hda8 1559 1626 514048+ 83 Linux
> > /dev/hda9 1627 1755 975208+ 83 Linux
> > My boot.ini:
> > [boot loader]
> > timeout=30
> > default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows
> > [operating systems]
> > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows="Microsoft Windows XP
> > Professsional" /fastdetect
> > C:/GRUBBoot.lnx="Red Hat 7.3"
> > After I installed Red Hat 7.3, I followed the following steps:
> > 1. #dd if=/dev/hda5 of=GRUBBoot.lnx bs=512 count=1
> > 2. then I copied GRUBBoot.lnx to my recovery or backup redhat floppy
> > 3. Then in XP I copied GRUBBoot.lnx to C:\ directly
> > 4. Editing my boo.ini see above
> > I have also run grub-install /dev/hda5 again and still system will only
> > reboot itself after the Red Hat selection.
> > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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