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Old 10th July 2004, 11:50 PM
steelman22 Offline
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Unhappy Dual boot problem... not usual :)

Here is my situation:
i have 3 HDD
hda : here is windows (to partitions)
hdb : here are my windows data
hde (on RAID) : here is my linux (FC2)

Bootloader is GRUB, he is on MBR, and i can boot linux from it, there is also entry for windows but it does not work, i think becouse there is grub in MBR. Anyway here is my grub conf:
title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
        root (hd2,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
        initrd /initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
title Other
        rootnoverify (hda,4)
        chainloader +1
I think that in my situation it will be easier to boot linux from windows bootloader.
I have read in some magazine that i can do this that way:
(i do not understand it all)
dd if=/dev/hdaX bs=512 count=1 of=bootsect.lin

// X is the number of partition where linux kernel is installed
// so i think i should instead of hdaX write hde2 (it is my "/" main linux dir.)
// but after executin that command i bootsect.lin there are ^@^@^@^@^@... that signs...
then i should copy it to c:\    (on win)
and add a line to boot.ini
i dont know is it correct.
OH, can you help me...
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Old 11th July 2004, 02:43 AM
Picomp314 Offline
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this is what the relevant section of my grub.conf file looks like
i recommend you use grub

title DOS
        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
        chainloader +1
do you have two windows partitions on hda ?
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Old 11th July 2004, 02:51 AM
njel Offline
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you should use the command "dd if=/dev/hde1 bs=512 count=1 of=bootsect.lin" only if you have install Grub Linux Boot loader on that partition not on the MBR.
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