My dual boot, dual disk setup boots to FC4, but I lost access to Windows XP.
I've studied the forums, google and tutorials for days, but I am still not sure how best to proceed. Please help me figure out how to correct this problem.
The machine is a Compaq AMD Sempron 3400+ (no floppy, just DVD/RW) with 200G ATA drive running XP, at least it used to.
Hoping to simplify dual boot setup with FC4 and Windows XP, I added a second IDE drive for FC4 (as recommended by the docs), and I installed using grub. Now I can't get to XP on the ATA drive, I can only boot to Linux on the IDE drive.
Here is more information that may help:
When I boot, I get the grub menu and I can select either FC4 or XP, but XP does not boot, only FC4 boots.
When I edit the XP script, I get:
So it looks to me like the IDE drive I added for FC4 became drive 0, and I am wondering whether that is a problem since W/XP may want drive 0? I took out the jumper on the new IDE drive so it is set as a single drive, but I am not sure whether that is relevant to this problem.
When I run fdisk on Linux, I get the following partitions (can't copy/paste so it is typed vertically instead of horizonally):
The 160GB IDE Linux disk partition information:
The 200G ATA Windows/XP disk partition information:
system=W95 FAT32 (LBA)
When I look at my BIOS, I see:
-first channel device 0 160G IDE
-second channel device 0 DVD
-third channel device 0 200G ATA
I would appreciate any suggestions on how to correct this problem so I can boot to either XP or Linux. If you need additional information, please let me know.
Thanks in advance for the help!