December 23rd, 2003, 10:49 AM
Grub Boot Loader
Iím having a slight problem with two HDís.
I have two hard drives in one PC, 1 with Red Hat (slave) and the other XP Pro (master). I just bought a KVM switch so I want to take the Red Hat drive out and put it in a separate box. When I do this the Grub boot loader complains and wonít load XP.
Is the grub boot loader on the XP HD in the unallocated space?
How do I get rid of it or whatís the best option.
Here is my grub.conf
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
I have a picture of my partitions so you can see exactly.
December 23rd, 2003, 11:11 AM
So, let me get this straight. You are trying to run 2 different machines now off of your two seperate hd's? If so, then your problem really isnt all that bad. Seperate the Hd's and put them into the respective boxes. Then, reinsert your XP disk and reinstall xp over itself. You should not lose any data by doing this but if you dont have any backups, its your fault.
Now, Take out your Red hat 7.3 disks and boot from the disk. Select recover and customize your install. Then simply deselect everything. So, you should be good after that.
December 23rd, 2003, 11:16 AM
Thanks for the reply 10dedfish
Managed to get rid of the Grub pop up screen and XP boots up fine.
Will test RH later today when i connect the switch.
December 23rd, 2003, 11:17 AM
Your problems could have two causes.
-Your grub is in the mbr and if you wanna boot the xp only without the RH HD you might wanna try a fdisk /mbr via the command prompt. This clears or resets your mbr-section.
- You'll need to repoint your hd sections as for the following rules.
hd(0,0) = first partition of the first ide
hd(1,0) = first partition of the second ide
Hope this helps
December 23rd, 2003, 11:18 AM
no probs. let me know how it goes