November 15th, 2004, 10:21 PM
Linux bootscreen wont recognize windows
Not sure if this is the right forum to post in but here goes
i have 2 harddrives
hard drive A contains my Linux OS (rh8)
hard drive B contains Windows XP home
my problem is when im on a linux bootscreen is there any way i can get an option to boot to the windows harddrive instead of the linux one and vice versa. Because my only option on the boot screen is linux
help me im a newb
November 15th, 2004, 11:36 PM
Yes, there is. I'd need a couple of pieces of information to help you out:
- Which bootloader are you using? Lilo or Grub are the two most often used, and I believe the default for RH8 was lilo.
- How many partitions did you create on each drive, and where is XP home located in terms of partitions? (ie: Hard drive B, first partition becomes hdb1).
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Is your whole family retarded, or did they just catch it from you?
November 16th, 2004, 04:24 AM
I am using GRUB for my bootloader
and as for partitions on my hard drives im not sure how many i have..im dumb i just know that linux is on one and windows is on another..
oh jeez what did i get myself into... :-(
November 16th, 2004, 10:13 PM
November 17th, 2004, 10:03 PM
would this work if i edited my boot.ini file?
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect